Famous People From South Africa
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius
22 November 1986
Runner

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela
18 July 1918
Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

Trevor NoahTrevor Noah
20 February 1984
Actor, Comedian,TV host

AB de VilliersAB de Villiers
17 February 1984
Cricketer
Kimbal MuskKimbal Musk
20 September 1972
Venture Capitalist, Restaurateurs

Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa
17 November 1952
President of South Africa

Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews
Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu
07 October 1931
Anti-Apartheid Activist

ShakaShaka
1787 AD
Zulu Emperor
Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
12 April 1942
Fourth President of South Africa

David BaleDavid Bale
02 September 1941
Entrepreneur

Gary PlayerGary Player
01 November 1935
South African golfer

F. W. de KlerkF. W. de Klerk
18 March 1936
Former State President of South Africa

steve bikoSteve Biko
18 December 1946
Anti-apartheid Activist
Watkin Tudor JonesWatkin Tudor Jones
26 September 1974
Rapper

Kagiso RabadaKagiso Rabada
25 May 1995
Cricketer

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960
Photographer

Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922
Cardiac Surgeon
Lucky DubeLucky Dube
03 August 1964
Musician

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
12 January 1916
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940
Novelist, Author

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
28 January 1962
Businessperson

Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
10 October 1825
President of South Africa
Ernie ElsErnie Els
17 October 1969
Professional Golfer

Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
08 September 1901
Politician
John KaniJohn Kani
30 August 1942
Actor, Playwright, Director

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Hansie CronjeHansie Cronje
25 September 1969
Cricketer
Sobhuza IISobhuza II
22 July 1899
Former King of Swaziland

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Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
17 November 1964
Serial Killer
Ahmed DeedatAhmed Deedat
01 July 1918
Writer

Caspar LeeCaspar Lee
24 April 1994
YouTuber, Vlogger

Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
14 August 1933
Novelist

Abdullah IbrahimAbdullah Ibrahim
09 October 1934
Pianist, Composer
Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
13 January 1927
Biologist
Errol MuskErrol Musk
1946 AD
Elon Musk's Father

Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899
Virologist

Joshua PietersJoshua Pieters
17 September 1993
Social Media Star

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist
Stefan BenzStefan Benz
26 September 2006
Pop Singer

Albert John LuthuliAlbert John Luthuli
04 June 1898
President of African National Congress (ANC)

Mzi KhumaloMzi Khumalo
04 November 1955
Entrepreneur

Wilco FronemanWilco Froneman
1986 AD
Rugby Player, Jonathan Van Ness’ Boyfriend

Byron LangleyByron Langley
01 July 1993
Actor
Alex LangeAlex Lange
03 March 2001
Instagram Model

Sid JamesSid James
08 May 1913
Actor
Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis
13 July 1984
Cricketer

Sharlto CopleySharlto Copley
27 November 1973
Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Basil RathboneBasil Rathbone
13 June 1892
Actor
Imran TahirImran Tahir
27 March 1979
Cricketer

Arnold VoslooArnold Vosloo
16 June 1962
Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor
Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
27 June 1980
Cricketer

Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
31 March 1983
Cricketer

Jacques KallisJacques Kallis
16 October 1975
Cricketer

Neill BlomkampNeill Blomkamp
17 September 1979
Film director, Screenwriter

Dale SteynDale Steyn
27 June 1983
Cricketer
Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942
Politician, Economist

Chris BarnardChris Barnard
15 July 1939
 

Julius MalemaJulius Malema
03 March 1981
Politician

Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
27 July 1969
Cricketer
Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
19 October 1982
Golfer
Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
12 November 1977
Footballer

Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
29 January 1950
South African racing driver

Morné MorkelMorné Morkel
06 October 1984
Cricketer
Oliver TamboOliver Tambo
27 October 1917
Politician

Trevor RabinTrevor Rabin
13 January 1954
Musician
Richard StanleyRichard Stanley
22 November 1966
film director, film producer, screenwriter

Francois BothaFrancois Botha
28 September 1968
Boxer, Kickboxer

Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs
23 February 1974
Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association
Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
21 December 1978
Singer, Guitarist

Nigel GreenNigel Green
15 October 1924
Actor
Shannon Kook-ChunShannon Kook-Chun
09 February 1987
 

Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
01 February 1981
Cricketer

Kevin AndersonKevin Anderson
18 May 1986
tennis player

Corrie SandersCorrie Sanders
07 January 1966
Boxer
Eugène Ney Terre'BlancheEugène Ney Terre'Blanche
31 January 1941
Police officer
ZP TheartZP Theart
22 January 1975
singer

Albie MorkelAlbie Morkel
10 June 1981
Cricketer

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
17 March 1982
Association football player
Mark BoucherMark Boucher
03 December 1976
Cricketer

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
19 July 1949
Politician

Laurens van der PostLaurens van der Post
13 December 1906
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Journalist

Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,

Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
03 March 1981
Professional wrestler
JP DuminyJP Duminy
14 April 1984
Cricketer

Shaun PollockShaun Pollock
16 July 1973
Cricketer
Craig JohnstonCraig Johnston
25 June 1960
Footballer

Siphiwe TshabalalaSiphiwe Tshabalala
25 September 1984
Association football player
Gary KirstenGary Kirsten
23 November 1967
Cricketer
Adhir KalyanAdhir Kalyan
04 August 1983
Actor