Famous People From South Africa
Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela
(Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and Former President of South Africa)

18 July 1918

Trevor NoahTrevor Noah
(Actor, Comedian,TV host)

20 February 1984

Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius
(Runner)

22 November 1986

AB de VilliersAB de Villiers
(Cricketer)

17 February 1984

Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa
(President of South Africa)

17 November 1952

Watkin Tudor JonesWatkin Tudor Jones
(Rapper)

26 September 1974

Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu
(Anti-Apartheid Activist)

07 October 1931

ShakaShaka
(Zulu Emperor)

1787 AD

Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
(Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band.)

09 January 1967

Kimbal MuskKimbal Musk
(Venture Capitalist, Restaurateurs)

20 September 1972

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
(Fourth President of South Africa)

12 April 1942

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Kevin CarterKevin Carter
(Photographer)

13 September 1960

steve bikoSteve Biko
(Anti-apartheid Activist)

18 December 1946

John KaniJohn Kani
(Actor, Playwright, Director)

30 August 1942

Ernie ElsErnie Els
(Professional Golfer)

17 October 1969

Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
(Cardiac Surgeon)

08 November 1922

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
(Novelist, Author)

09 February 1940

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Gary PlayerGary Player
(South African golfer)

01 November 1935

Caspar LeeCaspar Lee
(YouTuber, Vlogger)

24 April 1994

Errol MuskErrol Musk
(Elon Musk's Father)

1946 AD

Alex LangeAlex Lange
(Instagram Model)

03 March 2001

Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
(Novelist)

14 August 1933

Abdullah IbrahimAbdullah Ibrahim
(Pianist, Composer)

09 October 1934

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Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
(Physicist)

23 February 1924

Max TheilerMax Theiler
(Virologist)

30 January 1899

Byron LangleyByron Langley
(Actor)

01 July 1993

Joshua PietersJoshua Pieters
(Social Media Star)

17 September 1993

Wilco FronemanWilco Froneman
(Rugby Player, Jonathan Van Ness’ Boyfriend)

1986 AD

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

04 June 1898

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Arnold VoslooArnold Vosloo
(Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor)

16 June 1962

Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
(Cricketer)

31 March 1983

Sharlto CopleySharlto Copley
(Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)

27 November 1973

Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
(Cricketer)

27 June 1980

Neill BlomkampNeill Blomkamp
(Film director, Screenwriter)

17 September 1979

Imran TahirImran Tahir
(Cricketer)

27 March 1979

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Dale SteynDale Steyn
(Cricketer)

27 June 1983

Jacques KallisJacques Kallis
(Cricketer)

16 October 1975

Julius MalemaJulius Malema
(Politician)

03 March 1981

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
(Politician, Economist)

18 June 1942

Jan SmutsJan Smuts
(Botanist, Officer, Lawyer)

24 May 1870

Lucky DubeLucky Dube
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)

03 August 1964

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Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
(Professional wrestler)

03 March 1981

Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
(Actor)

26 November 1910

Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis
(Cricketer)

13 July 1984

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

28 January 1962

Hansie CronjeHansie Cronje
(Cricketer)

25 September 1969

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
(Politician)

12 January 1916

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Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
(Politician)

10 October 1825

Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
(Serial killer)

17 November 1964

Corrie SandersCorrie Sanders
(Boxer)

07 January 1966

Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
(Association football player)

12 November 1977

Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
(Singer, Guitarist)

21 December 1978

Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela
(Trumpeter, Composer, Jazz musician)

04 April 1939

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Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
(Cricketer)

27 July 1969

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

01 June 1950

Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
(Association football player)

17 March 1982

Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
(Politician, University teacher, Faculty)

08 September 1901

Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
(Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, Blogger, Businessperson, Computer scientist)

18 September 1973

ZP TheartZP Theart
(singer)

22 January 1975

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Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
(Cricketer)

01 February 1981

Mickey ArthurMickey Arthur
(Cricketer)

17 May 1968

Mangosuthu ButheleziMangosuthu Buthelezi
(Politician)

27 August 1928

Francois PienaarFrancois Pienaar
(Rugby union player)

02 January 1967

Dean GeyerDean Geyer
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter)

20 March 1986

Gary KirstenGary Kirsten
(Cricketer)

23 November 1967

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Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
(Businessperson, Banker)

08 June 1945

Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs
(Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association football player)

23 February 1974

Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
(South African racing driver)

29 January 1950

Leon BothaLeon Botha
(Painter, Singer, Disc jockey)

04 June 1985

Shaun PollockShaun Pollock
(Cricketer)

16 July 1973

JP DuminyJP Duminy
(Cricketer)

14 April 1984

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Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
(Politician)

19 July 1949

Blondie ChaplinBlondie Chaplin
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer)

07 July 1951

Francois BothaFrancois Botha
(Boxer, Kickboxer)

28 September 1968

Quinton FortuneQuinton Fortune
(Association football player)

21 May 1977

Chris HaniChris Hani
(Politician)

28 June 1942

Mark BoucherMark Boucher
(Cricketer)

03 December 1976

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Adhir KalyanAdhir Kalyan
(Actor)

04 August 1983

Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
(Golfer)

19 October 1982

Lucas RadebeLucas Radebe
(Association football player)

12 April 1969