Famous People From South Africa
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
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

Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius
22 November 1986
Runner

Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu
07 October 1931
Anti-Apartheid Activist
Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa
17 November 1952
President of South Africa

Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews

John KaniJohn Kani
30 August 1942
Actor, Playwright, Director

Kimbal MuskKimbal Musk
20 September 1972
Venture Capitalist, Restaurateurs
ShakaShaka
1787 AD
Zulu Emperor

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
12 April 1942
Fourth President of South Africa
Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960
Photographer

Kagiso RabadaKagiso Rabada
25 May 1995
Cricketer

AB de VilliersAB de Villiers
17 February 1984
Cricketer
Watkin Tudor JonesWatkin Tudor Jones
26 September 1974
Rapper

steve bikoSteve Biko
18 December 1946
Anti-apartheid Activist
Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922
Cardiac Surgeon

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940
Novelist, Author

Gary PlayerGary Player
01 November 1935
South African golfer
Caspar LeeCaspar Lee
24 April 1994
YouTuber, Vlogger

Hansie CronjeHansie Cronje
25 September 1969
Cricketer
Ernie ElsErnie Els
17 October 1969
Professional Golfer

Errol MuskErrol Musk
1946 AD
Elon Musk's Father

Alex LangeAlex Lange
03 March 2001
Instagram Model

Abdullah IbrahimAbdullah Ibrahim
09 October 1934
Pianist, Composer
Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
14 August 1933
Novelist
Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899
Virologist

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist

Byron LangleyByron Langley
01 July 1993
Actor

Joshua PietersJoshua Pieters
17 September 1993
Social Media Star
Mzi KhumaloMzi Khumalo
04 November 1955
Entrepreneur

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

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

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

Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
19 October 1982
Golfer
Arnold VoslooArnold Vosloo
16 June 1962
Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor

Mickey ArthurMickey Arthur
17 May 1968
Cricketer
F. W. de KlerkF. W. de Klerk
18 March 1936
Politician

Francois PienaarFrancois Pienaar
02 January 1967
Rugby union player

Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
13 January 1927
Biologist
Wayde van NiekerkWayde van Niekerk
15 July 1992
Athlete

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942
Politician, Economist
Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
27 June 1980
Cricketer

Lucky DubeLucky Dube
03 August 1964
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Basil RathboneBasil Rathbone
13 June 1892
Actor

Neill BlomkampNeill Blomkamp
17 September 1979
Film director, Screenwriter

Julius MalemaJulius Malema
03 March 1981
Politician
Oliver TamboOliver Tambo
27 October 1917
Politician

Joost van der WesthuizenJoost van der Westhuizen
20 February 1971
Rugby union player

Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis
13 July 1984
Cricketer

Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
27 July 1969
Cricketer
P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
12 January 1916
Politician

Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
31 March 1983
Cricketer
Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
29 January 1950
South African racing driver

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Jacques KallisJacques Kallis
16 October 1975
Cricketer

Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
10 October 1825
Politician
Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
28 January 1962
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
12 November 1977
Association football player

JP DuminyJP Duminy
14 April 1984
Cricketer
ZP TheartZP Theart
22 January 1975
singer

Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
01 February 1981
Cricketer
Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
08 September 1901
Politician, University teacher, Faculty

Dean GeyerDean Geyer
20 March 1986
Actor, Singer, Songwriter

Dale SteynDale Steyn
27 June 1983
Cricketer

Victor MatfieldVictor Matfield
11 May 1977
Rugby union player
Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
26 November 1910
Actor
Lance KlusenerLance Klusener
04 September 1971
Cricketer

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

Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
21 December 1978
Singer, Guitarist

Gary KirstenGary Kirsten
23 November 1967
Cricketer
Chris HaniChris Hani
28 June 1942
Politician

Shaun PollockShaun Pollock
16 July 1973
Cricketer

Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
03 March 1981
Professional wrestler

Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
17 November 1964
Serial killer

Allan DonaldAllan Donald
20 October 1966
Cricketer
Johnny CleggJohnny Clegg
07 June 1953
Musician

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
08 June 1945
Businessperson, Banker
Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs
23 February 1974
Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association

Blondie ChaplinBlondie Chaplin
07 July 1951
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer

Sobhuza IISobhuza II
22 July 1899
Former King of Swaziland
François SteynFrançois Steyn
14 May 1987
Rugby union player

Francois BothaFrancois Botha
28 September 1968
Boxer, Kickboxer
Schalk BurgerSchalk Burger
13 April 1983
Rugby union player

Trevor RabinTrevor Rabin
13 January 1954
Musician

Mark BoucherMark Boucher
03 December 1976
Cricketer

Corrie SandersCorrie Sanders
07 January 1966
Boxer
Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela
04 April 1939
Trumpeter, Composer, Jazz musician

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
19 July 1949
Politician
Solomon LindaSolomon Linda
1909 AD
singer, songwriter, composer

Imran TahirImran Tahir
27 March 1979
Cricketer
Siphiwe TshabalalaSiphiwe Tshabalala
25 September 1984
Association football player

Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
17 March 1982
Association football player
Henry CeleHenry Cele
30 January 1949
Actor, Association football player