André Malan Hugo
1929 - 1975
Author of publications on local history
Professor for Classical Languages at University of Cape
Town, 1969 - 1975
André Malan Hugo was born on 13 June 1929, at Worcester, where he matriculated
in 1945, excelling at Latin and
History. He studied Classical languages at Stellenbosch University (BA 1948, MA
1950, both cum laude).
With a Currie Scholarship he continued his studies at the University of Utrecht, where he also read Classical Archaeology. He passed his doctoral
examination, cum laude, in 1954 and gained another doctorate, cum
laude, in 1957. André Hugo was the most impressive lecturer I had in my entire life, most of his old students attest to this.
Bertie du Plessis
He was appointed lecturer in Latin, 1957 and senior lecturer, 1961, at
Stellenbosch University. In July 1969 he became professor of Classics (Greek
and Latin) at the University
of Cape Town.
In 1957, André Hugo was married to Catherina Johanna (Hanneke) Moll, the
daughter of an advocate in Utrecht. They had 3 sons and a daughter, Herman,
Daniël, Anton and Nelleke.
A descendant of the French Huguenots of 1688, André Hugo spent time in
France doing research into the background of many Huguenot families.
He was very interested and knowledgeable in history and devoted his
energies to the preservation of old houses and antiques. He wrote many articles
on the history of Stellenbosch and was a founding member of the Genealogical
Society, a member of the Simon van der Stel Foundation, the Huguenot Society of South
Africa and a council member of the Van Riebeeck Society.
André Malan Hugo died on 24 January 1975, at Cape Town and was buried at
Non Pareille, Dal Josaphat.
Suid-Afrikaners in Utrecht 1762-1954 (with the collaboration of Willie
Serfontein and A. D. Pont))
Hugo Familieboek (nearly completed at the time of his death)
Die Kerk van Stellenbosch (Co-author: Jan van der Bijl)