Famous People Born In Johannesburg

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 1 Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah
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Famous As: Comedian & Host Of The Daily Show
Birthdate: February 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 2 Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan
34
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini

 3 Sasha Pieterse

Sasha Pieterse
7
Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: February 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 4 Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews
8
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 Gary Player

Gary Player
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: South African golfer
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 6 Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: September 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 27, 1994

 7 Ernie Els

Ernie Els
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 8 Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Director of the science fiction film Elysium starring Matt Damon
Birthdate: September 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo

 9 Sid James

Sid James
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 8, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 26, 1976

 10 Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 21, 1967
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 11 Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 10, 2008

 12 Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: jazz musician, pianist, record producer, composer
Birthdate: October 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra

 13 Justin Rose

Justin Rose
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: July 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 14 Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 15 Cariba Heine

Cariba Heine
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 16 Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 17 Adam Rose

Adam Rose
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 18 Cameron Norrie

Cameron Norrie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 19 Steven Pienaar

Steven Pienaar
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: March 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 Beth Tweddle

Beth Tweddle
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: April 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 21 Watkin Tudor Jones

Watkin Tudor Jones
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra

 22 Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 23 Dean Geyer

Dean Geyer
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter who finished third in the 2006 season of the talent show television series Australian Idol
Birthdate: March 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 Ilana Kloss

Ilana Kloss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries

 25 Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Cricketer, Autobiographer
Birthdate: March 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 26 F. W. de Klerk

F. W. de Klerk
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former State President of South Africa
Birthdate: March 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 27 Kgalema Motlanthe

Kgalema Motlanthe
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer

 28 Ken Oosterbroek

Ken Oosterbroek
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club
Birthdate: February 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 18, 1994

 29 Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: interior designer, author
Birthdate: June 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer

 30 Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais
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Famous As: Actress best known for her roles on Australian television in Packed to the Rafters and Love Child
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 31 Gregory Alan Isakov

Gregory Alan Isakov
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: October 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra

 32 Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Cricket Batsman
Birthdate: May 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus

 33 Nora En Pure

Nora En Pure
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: July 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer

 34 Keorapetse Kgositsile

Keorapetse Kgositsile
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Poet, Journalist, Political activist
Birthdate: September 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 3, 2018

 35 Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Opening batsman cricketer
Birthdate: February 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 36 Zindzi Mandela

Zindzi Mandela
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: December 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 13, 2020

 37 William Kentridge

William Kentridge
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Film director, Artist, Painter
Birthdate: April 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus

 38 Trevor Rabin

Trevor Rabin
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 39 Justine Waddell

Justine Waddell
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: November 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 40 Helen Zille

Helen Zille
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Journalist
Birthdate: March 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces

 41 Craig Johnston

Craig Johnston
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 42 Devon Conway

Devon Conway
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricket batsman
Birthdate: July 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 43 Ivan Glasenberg

Ivan Glasenberg
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Business executive known as former CEO of Glencore
Birthdate: January 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 44 Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 22, 2012

 45 Charl Schwartzel

Charl Schwartzel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: August 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 46 Dena Kaplan

Dena Kaplan
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Film actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 47 Shannon Kook-Chun

Shannon Kook-Chun
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Famous As: Actor most well known for his role as Zane Park on the teen series Degrassi: The Next Generation
Birthdate: February 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 48 Greg Joseph

Greg Joseph
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: August 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 49 Brian Murray

Brian Murray
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Famous As: Former actor and theatre director who was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2004
Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 20, 2018

 50 Matthew Parris

Matthew Parris
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Famous As: Politician, Journalist, Television presenter, Writer
Birthdate: August 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo