Monday, 1 October, marked the 137th anniversary of the birth, Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme, who became one of the first black lawyers in South Africa.
Taking to social media, Minister Nathi Mthethwa shared a post in honour of the late Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme.
Dr Seme was one of the first black lawyers in the country and he was one of the founding members of what is known as the ruling party today.
"Today marks the 137th anniversary of the birth of an African Scholar & one of the 1st black South African lawyers, Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme. Dr Seme was a founding member of the South African Native National Congress in 1912, later renamed the African National Congress in 1923," the minister wrote.
Briefly.co.za learned Dr Seme was born in Daggakraal, which was at the time of his birth known as the Colony of Natal.
He was the fourth son of Sinono Kuwana Seme and he attended Mount Hermon School in 1902.
At the age of 17, left the country to go and study in America, where he attended the Mount Hermon School before pursuing a degree at the University of Columbia.
Seme became a pioneer in the law industry and political sphere in South Africa and he passed away on 7 June 1951.
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