Famous People From South Africa
Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

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

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

Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius
22 November 1986
Runner

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

John KaniJohn Kani
30 August 1942
Actor, Playwright, Director

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

ShakaShaka
1787 AD
Zulu Emperor
Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960
Photographer

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
12 April 1942
Fourth President of South Africa

Watkin Tudor JonesWatkin Tudor Jones
26 September 1974
Rapper

steve bikoSteve Biko
18 December 1946
Anti-apartheid Activist
Hansie CronjeHansie Cronje
25 September 1969
Cricketer

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
28 January 1962
Businessperson

Ernie ElsErnie Els
17 October 1969
Professional Golfer

Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
10 October 1825
President of South Africa
J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940
Novelist, Author

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
12 January 1916
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922
Cardiac Surgeon

Ahmed DeedatAhmed Deedat
01 July 1918
Writer

Kagiso RabadaKagiso Rabada
25 May 1995
Cricketer
Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
08 September 1901
Politician

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

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
17 November 1964
Serial Killer
Errol MuskErrol Musk
1946 AD
Elon Musk's Father

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Alex LangeAlex Lange
03 March 2001
Instagram Model
Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
14 August 1933
Novelist

Abdullah IbrahimAbdullah Ibrahim
09 October 1934
Pianist, Composer

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist

Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899
Virologist
Mzi KhumaloMzi Khumalo
04 November 1955
Entrepreneur
Joshua PietersJoshua Pieters
17 September 1993
Social Media Star

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

Byron LangleyByron Langley
01 July 1993
Actor

Wilco FronemanWilco Froneman
1986 AD
Rugby Player, Jonathan Van Ness’ Boyfriend
Nkosi JohnsonNkosi Johnson
04 February 1989
Activist

F. W. de KlerkF. W. de Klerk
18 March 1936
Politician

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

Arnold VoslooArnold Vosloo
16 June 1962
Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor

Dale SteynDale Steyn
27 June 1983
Cricketer
Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
13 January 1927
Biologist

Basil RathboneBasil Rathbone
13 June 1892
Actor
Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis
13 July 1984
Cricketer

Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
27 June 1980
Cricketer

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942
Politician, Economist
Neill BlomkampNeill Blomkamp
17 September 1979
Film director, Screenwriter

Vernon PhilanderVernon Philander
24 June 1985
Cricketer
Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
31 March 1983
Cricketer

Jacques KallisJacques Kallis
16 October 1975
Cricketer

Lucky DubeLucky Dube
03 August 1964
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Mark BoucherMark Boucher
03 December 1976
Cricketer

Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
29 January 1950
South African racing driver
Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

Julius MalemaJulius Malema
03 March 1981
Politician

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
26 November 1910
Actor
Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
01 February 1981
Cricketer

Corrie SandersCorrie Sanders
07 January 1966
Boxer
Trevor RabinTrevor Rabin
13 January 1954
Musician

Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
03 March 1981
Professional wrestler

Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
12 November 1977
Footballer
Imran TahirImran Tahir
27 March 1979
Cricketer

Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs
23 February 1974
Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association
Makhaya NtiniMakhaya Ntini
06 July 1977
Cricketer

Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
27 July 1969
Cricketer

Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,
Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
21 December 1978
Singer, Guitarist

Shaun PollockShaun Pollock
16 July 1973
Cricketer
Francois BothaFrancois Botha
28 September 1968
Boxer, Kickboxer

Johnny CleggJohnny Clegg
07 June 1953
Musician

Temba BavumaTemba Bavuma
 

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
08 June 1945
Businessperson, Banker
Sobhuza IISobhuza II
22 July 1899
Former King of Swaziland
Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela
04 April 1939
Trumpeter, Composer, Jazz musician

Wayde van NiekerkWayde van Niekerk
15 July 1992
Athlete

ZP TheartZP Theart
22 January 1975
singer

Blondie ChaplinBlondie Chaplin
07 July 1951
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer
Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
17 March 1982
Association football player

Ricky FataarRicky Fataar
05 September 1952
Musician, Record producer, Composer

Dean GeyerDean Geyer
20 March 1986
Actor, Singer, Songwriter

Oliver TamboOliver Tambo
27 October 1917
Politician

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
19 July 1949
Politician
William KentridgeWilliam Kentridge
28 April 1955
Film director, Artist, Painter

Chris HaniChris Hani
28 June 1942
Politician
Siphiwe TshabalalaSiphiwe Tshabalala
25 September 1984
Association football player

Morné MorkelMorné Morkel
06 October 1984
Cricketer
Henry CeleHenry Cele
30 January 1949
Actor, Association football player
Quinton FortuneQuinton Fortune
21 May 1977
Association football player