1874 – Born on the 22nd of May in Riebeek-Wes in the Cape Province a province in Union of South Africa.
1900 – He left Africa to study towards a Doctorate in Divinity at the University of Utrecht in Netherlands.
1906 – He was ordained as a Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church (a domination of Protestant Christianity).
– He serve as a assistant-minister in Heidelberg, Transvaal.
1918 – He was elected to Parliament.
1933 – He was given the post of Minister of the Interior, Education and Public Health in Africa.
1959 – Died on the 7th of February.