Daniel Malgas

MALGAS, Daniel. b. Eastern Cape, South Africa, ca.1853; d. Fort Beaufort, South Africa, March 1936. Malgas was an ordained Anglican priest, whose career was based in the eastern part of the Cape Colony near Kwa Maqoma (formerly Fort Beaufort). An official record of his exact birth date has not been found. It is possible that his birth was not registered because his parents converted to Christianity when Malgas was in his late teens. He began formal education in 1872 at St Luke’s Mission. He was a late-comer to westernized education, but showed a natural aptitude for language and rapidly became literate. While at the Mission, he discerned a calling to full-time ministry as a missionary...

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