n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Johannes Ebenhaezer van Zyl (1913 - 2006) : obituary




Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 65 nos 5 & 6 64 obituary Johannes Ebenhaezer van Zyl (1913 - 2006) Better known as Jan Eben van Zyl or more affectionately as "Oom Jan" or "Oom Eben" to those close to him, Eben van Zyl passed away on 28 March 2006 at the age of 92. He is survived by a son, a granddaughter and three grandchildren. J.E. van Zyl was born on 10 August 1913. His career included being headmaster of the Kensington High School in Johannesburg from 1958 to 1969. He then became senior lecturer at Wits in the Applied Mathematics ..


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