Famous People Born In Cape Town

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Jacques Kallis
(South African Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Jacques Kallis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra

One of the best all-rounders the world has ever seen, South African cricketer Jacques Kallis was known for his signature cover drive throughout his career. He remains the only cricketer to score over 10,000 runs and take more than 250 wickets in both ODI and Test cricket.

 2 
Belle Delphine
(Internet Celebrity, Cosplayer and Model)
Belle Delphine
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 23, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
A social media personality with a big fan following, Belle Delphine is known for her glamour and cosplay modelling on Instagram. She also has a YouTube channel, a patron page and TikTok account. However, her videos and photographs, because of their suggestive nature, have attracted criticism and controversies too.
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Wayde van Niekerk
(South African Track and Field Sprinter Who Competes in the 200 and 400 Metres)
Wayde van Niekerk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer

Wayde van Niekerk is a South African athlete who competes as a sprinter in the 200 and 400 metres. He is the current Olympic and world record holder in the 400 metres. Wayde van Niekerk holds the world record in the 300 metres as well. He won the gold medal in the 400 metres event at the 2016 Olympic Games.

 4 
Reeva Steenkamp
(South African Model Who was the First Face of 'Avon' Cosmetics in South Africa)
Reeva Steenkamp
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 14, 2013

Reeva Steenkamp was a British-South African model and TV personality. She had a successful career as a model before she was shot dead, at the age of 29, by Paralympic champion, Oscar Pistorius. Her death became international news and she was posthumously named SA Persons of the year along with Anene Booysen by the Daily Maverick in 2013.

 5 
Jodi Balfour
(South African Film and Television Actress)
Jodi Balfour
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Birthdate: October 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Jodi Balfour is a South African actress whose portrayal of Gladys Witham in the TV movie Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy earned her the Canadian Screen Award under the Best Lead Actress in a Television Film or Miniseries category in 2015. On 30 June 2021, Jodi identified herself as queer, gaining popularity among the LGBTQ community.

 6 
J. M. Coetzee
(South African-Australian Writer and Recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature)
J. M. Coetzee
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Birthdate: February 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Nobel Prize- and two-time Booker Prize-winning author J. M. Coetzee had started his career as a Fulbright scholar. After teaching English in the U.S. and South Africa, he now lives and teaches in Australia. He is best known for his colonial settings in novels such as Waiting for the Barbarians.

 7 
Justin Gabriel
(Professional wrestler)
Justin Gabriel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

Justin Gabriel is a South African wrestler best known for his achievements in WWE; he is a three-time WWE Tag Team Champion with Heath Slater. He also won two Slammy Awards during his time in WWE. In 2011, he was ranked 61st in the PWI 500 list.

 8 
Gary Kirsten
(South African Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Gary Kirsten
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

South African former cricketer Gary Kirsten was known for his composure on the field. As the coach of the Indian national cricket team later, he led the team to their historic 2011 Cricket World Cup win, one that came after 28 years. He has also coached the South African team.

 9 
Herschelle Gibbs
(South African Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Herschelle Gibbs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces

Herschelle Gibbs is a South African former cricketer who became the first player to hit six consecutive sixes in one over in One Day International cricket. Apart from his batting exploits, Gibbs was also known for his superlative fielding. After retiring from the game, he is into the coaching now.

 10 
JP Duminy
(South African Cricket Commentator and Former International Cricketer)
JP Duminy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries

JP Duminy is a South African former cricket player who served as the vice-captain of the national Twenty20 team. In 2008, he played a major role in helping his national team win their first Test series in Australia against Australia. After retiring from all formats of the game in 2019, JP Duminy started working as a cricket commentator.

 11 
Quinton Fortune
(South African Professional Football Coach and Former Player)
Quinton Fortune
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini

Former Manchester United midfielder Quinton Fortune was one of the rare South Africans to be part of the Premier League. He had started his football career with the Tottenham Hotspur at 14 and later also played for Atletico Madrid. He has also been associated with anti-domestic-violence campaigns.

 12 
Cecil Kellaway
(South African Character Actor)
Cecil Kellaway
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Birthdate: August 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 28, 1973
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Natalie du Toit
(Swimmer)
Natalie du Toit
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius

While she began her career as an international swimmer at 14, Natalie du Toit had her left leg amputated after a scooter accident. However, that didn’t deter her spirit, and she was the only disabled swimmer to compete at the Beijing Olympics. She has also won 13 Paralympic gold medals.

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Lloyd Harris
(South African Professional Tennis Player)
Lloyd Harris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces

Lloyd Harris made headlines when he beat world no. 3 Rafael Nadal in an ATP 500 event in Washington. As a child, the tennis star excelled in a variety of sports, including rugby and swimming. He earned the nickname King at 19, when he beat players a lot older than him.

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Temba Bavuma
(South African International Cricketer)
Temba Bavuma
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus

Temba Bavuma is the current captain of the South African ODI and T20 national teams and a talented right-handed batsman. Initially mentored by Geoffrey Toyana, he was signed up by the Lions. He is the second from his country to score an ODI debut century.

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Trevor Jones
(composer, film score composer)
Trevor Jones
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries

Trevor Jones is a South African music composer for films and TV series. Jones, whose music is renowned for its depth and emotion, has worked on many successful films like Excalibur, Mississippi Burning, and The Dark Crystal. Over the years he has received critical appreciation as well as nominations for BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Awards.

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Lesley-Ann Brandt
(Film actress)
Lesley-Ann Brandt
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Birthdate: December 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

South African-born New Zealand actor Lesley-Ann Brandt was first noticed for her performance as Naevia in the Starz series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. She later soared to fame as the Vertigo/DC Comics character Mazikeen in the hit Netflix series Lucifer. She has also appeared in a couple of music videos.

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Anton Fig
(Drummer, Musician)
Anton Fig
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
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Abba Eban
(Politician and Diplomat)
Abba Eban
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 17, 2002

Abba Eban was an Israeli politician and diplomat who took up many ministerial roles during his career. He served as Israel's education minister, foreign affairs minister, and deputy prime minister. He also served as an ambassador to the United Nations and to the United States. In 2001, he was honored with the prestigious Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.

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Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark
(Princess)
Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Benni McCarthy
(South African Coach and Former Football Player Who Played as a Forward)
Benni McCarthy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio

South African former footballer Benni McCarthy had played for a number of European clubs, such as Ajax Amsterdam, before moving on to the South African club Orlando Pirates. He also represented Bafana Bafana, the South African national team, in the 1998 World Cup and African Cup of Nations.

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Pieter-Steph du Toit
(South African Professional Rugby Union Player)
Pieter-Steph du Toit
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo

Pieter-Steph du Toit, a popular lock for the South African national rugby team and was also part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning team. The Stormers player almost had to have a leg amputated after suffering a serious injury in a game against the Auckland Blues in 2020.

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Abdullah Ibrahim
(Pianist, Composer)
Abdullah Ibrahim
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra

South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, known as Dollar Brand, is best remembered for his socially relevant music, such as the jazz piece Mannenberg, which became an anthem for anti-apartheid activists. As part of The Jazz Epistles, he was one of the first black South Africans to record a jazz LP.

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Andy Flower
(Former Zimbabwe's Wicket-keeper and Batsmen)
Andy Flower
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Denis Goldberg
(Social Activist)
Denis Goldberg
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 29, 2020
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Eddie Kramer
(engineer, audio engineer, record producer, composer)
Eddie Kramer
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries

Born to anti-Apartheid parents in South Africa, Eddie Kramer later moved to London with his family. An expert in classical piano, he later deviated to jazz and soon became one of the greatest rock producers/engineers of the world. His collaborators included The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones.

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Basil D'Oliveira
(England International Cricketer)
Basil D'Oliveira
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 19, 2011

Apart from captaining the non-white South African cricket team, Basil D'Oliveira also played football. His inclusion in the England team later led to the boycott of apartheid-ridden South Africa from Test cricket for 22 years, in what is now known as the D'Oliveira Affair. He received honors such as the CBE.

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Moira Lister
(Actress)
Moira Lister
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Birthdate: August 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 27, 2007
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Simon Lessing
(British Triathlete Who Won Five International Triathlon Union (ITU))
Simon Lessing
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Leon Botha
(Painter, Singer, Disc jockey)
Leon Botha
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Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 5, 2011

Leon Botha was a South African disk jockey and painter whose association with Die Antwoord made him popular throughout the country. He was also famous for being one of the longest-lived persons with progeria. Leon Botha's life and career inspired the one-act opera Solarize.

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Damian de Allende
(South African Professional Rugby Union Player)
Damian de Allende
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Apart from the South African team, rugby player Damian de Allende also plays for the United Rugby team Munster. Part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning team, he made more runs than any other Springbok player in the tournament. He was also signed by the Panasonic Wild Knights.

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Ronald Harwood
(British Author, Playwright and Screenwriter)
Ronald Harwood
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Birthdate: November 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 8, 2020
 33 
Hank McGregor
(South African Marathon Canoeist)
Hank McGregor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 34 
Mike Bernardo
(South African Heavyweight Kickboxer)
Mike Bernardo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 14, 2012

South African heavyweight kickboxer and boxer Mike Bernardo was a regular at the K-1 World Grand Prix championships in Japan. Post-retirement, he became a clinical psychologist. He shocked the world with his untimely death at 42, due to uncertain causes, and many still suspect he had committed suicide.

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Trevor Manuel
(Politician)
Trevor Manuel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius

South African politician and African National Congress member Trevor Manuel has been a cabinet minister under the first four South African presidents. A qualified civil engineer, he grew up being tagged as a "Cape Coloured" in the apartheid era. He remains one of the longest-serving finance ministers of the world.

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David Gonski
(Entrepreneur)
David Gonski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
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Marlene Dumas
(Painter)
Marlene Dumas
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Birthdate: August 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
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John Comaroff
(Anthropologist, Educator)
John Comaroff
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Birthdate: January 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Janet Smith
(Politician)
Janet Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1915 AD
Died: December 3, 1994

Educator Janet Smith is best remembered as the wife of former Rhodesian prime minister Ian Smith. Born to Scottish parents in Cape Town, Janet was a talented hockey player and later married a rugby player. Her first husband died in an accident during a rugby practice match.

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Richard Borcherds
(Mathematician)
Richard Borcherds
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Aleah Stanbridge
(Singer, Songwriters)
Aleah Stanbridge
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 18, 2016
 42 
Herman Charles Bosman
(Short Story Writer)
Herman Charles Bosman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 14, 1951
 43 
Amanda Forsyth
(Cellist)
Amanda Forsyth
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
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Fallon Bowman
(Singer, Guitarist, Composer)
Fallon Bowman
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman
(British scientist)
Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 30, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 1, 1993

Solly Zuckerman began his career as a research anatomist at the London Zoological Society. Known for his books such as The Social Life of Monkeys and Apes, he had also taught at Oxford University and worked on projects of the British government during World War II, thus developing operational research.

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Laura Wolvaardt
(South African Cricket Batter)
Laura Wolvaardt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr
(Politician)
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 3, 1948

South African Party leader Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr lost his father at 3. After recovering from hydrocephaly at age 2, he turned into a child prodigy and completed his bachelor’s degree at 15. A Rhodes scholar at Oxford, he later served as the deputy prime minister of South Africa.

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Robert Schneider
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Robert Schneider
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Jerome Pathon
(Canadian American Football Coach and Former Wide Receiver)
Jerome Pathon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Former wide receiver Jerome Pathon began his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts and later represented teams such as the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons. The North Shore Sports Hall of Fame inductee has also coached the teams of the San Diego and South Florida universities.

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Colin Eglin
(Politician)
Colin Eglin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 29, 2013

After losing his father at age 9, Colin Eglin spent the rest of his childhood at his aunt’s home. He was part of the South African Army during World War II. Later, the Progressive Federal Party leader had also served as an MP from Sea Point.