Abraham Faure, clergyman, author and moving spirit behind the convocation of the first Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) synod in 1824, was born in Stellenbosch. He was an avid educator and the founder of, inter alia, the Theological Seminary at Stellenbosch in 1859 and of the first teachers training college in South Africa. He has been called ''the father of South African literature'' because he was the first person to make an organised effort to promote literature in the country. He was editor of De Gereformeerde Kerkbode (now Die Kerkbode), official organ of the DRC for twenty years. Faure also contributed a considerable amount of time and resources to the development of libraries in South Africa.
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