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

Kimbal MuskKimbal Musk
20 September 1972
Venture Capitalist, Restaurateurs

Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius
22 November 1986
Runner
Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa
17 November 1952
President of South Africa

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

Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu
07 October 1931
Anti-Apartheid Activist
ShakaShaka
1787 AD
Zulu Emperor

Watkin Tudor JonesWatkin Tudor Jones
26 September 1974
Rapper

AB de VilliersAB de Villiers
17 February 1984
Cricketer

steve bikoSteve Biko
18 December 1946
Anti-apartheid Activist

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
28 January 1962
Businessperson
John KaniJohn Kani
30 August 1942
Actor, Playwright, Director

Lucky DubeLucky Dube
03 August 1964
Musician

Gary PlayerGary Player
01 November 1935
South African golfer

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

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
12 January 1916
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
Ahmed DeedatAhmed Deedat
01 July 1918
Writer

Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922
Cardiac Surgeon

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

Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
08 September 1901
Politician
Errol MuskErrol Musk
1946 AD
Elon Musk's Father

Sobhuza IISobhuza II
22 July 1899
Former King of Swaziland

John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Caspar LeeCaspar Lee
24 April 1994
YouTuber, Vlogger

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Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
17 November 1964
Serial Killer
Kagiso RabadaKagiso Rabada
25 May 1995
Cricketer

Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
14 August 1933
Novelist

Abdullah IbrahimAbdullah Ibrahim
09 October 1934
Pianist, Composer

Alex LangeAlex Lange
03 March 2001
Instagram Model
Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899
Virologist
Mzi KhumaloMzi Khumalo
04 November 1955
Entrepreneur

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist

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

Byron LangleyByron Langley
01 July 1993
Actor
Joshua PietersJoshua Pieters
17 September 1993
Social Media Star

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

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

Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
27 June 1980
Cricketer

Sharlto CopleySharlto Copley
27 November 1973
Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Basil RathboneBasil Rathbone
13 June 1892
Actor

F. W. de KlerkF. W. de Klerk
18 March 1936
Politician
Vusamazulu Credo MutwaVusamazulu Credo Mutwa
21 July 1921
Ufologist, Writer

Michael LevittMichael Levitt
09 May 1947
Physicist, Biologist, Bioinformatician, Chemist,

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

Sol KerznerSol Kerzner
23 August 1935
Businessperson
Jacques KallisJacques Kallis
16 October 1975
Cricketer

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Francois BothaFrancois Botha
28 September 1968
Boxer, Kickboxer

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
08 June 1945
Businessperson, Banker

Julius MalemaJulius Malema
03 March 1981
Politician
Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
31 March 1983
Cricketer

Dale SteynDale Steyn
27 June 1983
Cricketer

Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
26 November 1910
Actor
Corrie SandersCorrie Sanders
07 January 1966
Boxer

Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
17 March 1982
Association football player
Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
03 March 1981
Professional wrestler

Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
12 November 1977
Footballer

Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
01 February 1981
Cricketer
Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,

Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
29 January 1950
South African racing driver
Lucas RadebeLucas Radebe
12 April 1969
Association football player

Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
27 July 1969
Cricketer

Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela
04 April 1939
Trumpeter, Composer, Jazz musician
Quinton FortuneQuinton Fortune
21 May 1977
Association football player

Wayde van NiekerkWayde van Niekerk
15 July 1992
Athlete
Chris HaniChris Hani
28 June 1942
Politician

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
19 July 1949
Politician

Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
21 December 1978
Singer, Guitarist

Trevor RabinTrevor Rabin
13 January 1954
Musician
Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs
23 February 1974
Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association
Johnny CleggJohnny Clegg
07 June 1953
Musician

ZP TheartZP Theart
22 January 1975
singer

Shaun PollockShaun Pollock
16 July 1973
Cricketer

Dean GeyerDean Geyer
20 March 1986
Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Oliver TamboOliver Tambo
27 October 1917
Politician

Mark BoucherMark Boucher
03 December 1976
Cricketer

Imran TahirImran Tahir
27 March 1979
Cricketer

Siphiwe TshabalalaSiphiwe Tshabalala
25 September 1984
Association football player

Ivan GazidisIvan Gazidis
13 September 1964
Lawyer, Businessperson
Blondie ChaplinBlondie Chaplin
07 July 1951
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer

Anthony William GreigTony Greig
06 October 1946
Cricketer
Ken OosterbroekKen Oosterbroek
14 February 1963
Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist,

Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis
13 July 1984
Cricketer
Craig JohnstonCraig Johnston
25 June 1960
Footballer
Nick PriceNick Price
28 January 1957
Golfer