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

AB de VilliersAB de Villiers
17 February 1984
Cricketer
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

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

Watkin Tudor JonesWatkin Tudor Jones
26 September 1974
Rapper
Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu
07 October 1931
Anti-Apartheid Activist

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960
Photographer

Kagiso RabadaKagiso Rabada
25 May 1995
Cricketer
Kimbal MuskKimbal Musk
20 September 1972
Venture Capitalist, Restaurateurs

steve bikoSteve Biko
18 December 1946
Anti-apartheid Activist
Ernie ElsErnie Els
17 October 1969
Professional Golfer

Gary PlayerGary Player
01 November 1935
South African golfer

Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922
Cardiac Surgeon
J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940
Novelist, Author

Caspar LeeCaspar Lee
24 April 1994
YouTuber, Vlogger
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
Byron LangleyByron Langley
01 July 1993
Actor
Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist

Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899
Virologist

Joshua PietersJoshua Pieters
17 September 1993
Social Media Star

Mzi KhumaloMzi Khumalo
04 November 1955
Entrepreneur
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)

Imran TahirImran Tahir
27 March 1979
Cricketer

Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
31 March 1983
Cricketer

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Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
27 June 1980
Cricketer
Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis
13 July 1984
Cricketer

Sharlto CopleySharlto Copley
27 November 1973
Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
19 October 1982
Golfer

Mickey ArthurMickey Arthur
17 May 1968
Cricketer

Hansie CronjeHansie Cronje
25 September 1969
Cricketer
Arnold VoslooArnold Vosloo
16 June 1962
Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor

Julius MalemaJulius Malema
03 March 1981
Politician
Jacques KallisJacques Kallis
16 October 1975
Cricketer

Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
13 January 1927
Biologist

Dale SteynDale Steyn
27 June 1983
Cricketer

Neill BlomkampNeill Blomkamp
17 September 1979
Film director, Screenwriter

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942
Politician, Economist
Basil RathboneBasil Rathbone
13 June 1892
Actor

Gary KirstenGary Kirsten
23 November 1967
Cricketer

Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
27 July 1969
Cricketer

Lucky DubeLucky Dube
03 August 1964
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
29 January 1950
South African racing driver

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
28 January 1962
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Lance KlusenerLance Klusener
04 September 1971
Cricketer

Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

JP DuminyJP Duminy
14 April 1984
Cricketer
Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
01 February 1981
Cricketer

Solomon LindaSolomon Linda
1909 AD
singer, songwriter, composer
P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
12 January 1916
Politician

Shaun PollockShaun Pollock
16 July 1973
Cricketer

Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
10 October 1825
Politician
Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
08 September 1901
Politician, University teacher, Faculty

Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
12 November 1977
Association football player
Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs
23 February 1974
Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association

Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
21 December 1978
Singer, Guitarist

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

ZP TheartZP Theart
22 January 1975
singer
Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
26 November 1910
Actor
Roger MichellRoger Michell
05 June 1956
Film director, Television director, Theatre

Corrie SandersCorrie Sanders
07 January 1966
Boxer

Oliver TamboOliver Tambo
27 October 1917
Politician

Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
03 March 1981
Professional wrestler
Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Mark BoucherMark Boucher
03 December 1976
Cricketer

Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela
04 April 1939
Trumpeter, Composer, Jazz musician

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
19 July 1949
Politician

Allan DonaldAllan Donald
20 October 1966
Cricketer
Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
17 March 1982
Association football player

Chris HaniChris Hani
28 June 1942
Politician
Francois BothaFrancois Botha
28 September 1968
Boxer, Kickboxer

Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
17 November 1964
Serial killer

Mangosuthu ButheleziMangosuthu Buthelezi
27 August 1928
Politician
Morné MorkelMorné Morkel
06 October 1984
Cricketer

Siphiwe TshabalalaSiphiwe Tshabalala
25 September 1984
Association football player
Ivan GazidisIvan Gazidis
13 September 1964
Lawyer, Businessperson

Dean GeyerDean Geyer
20 March 1986
Actor, Singer, Songwriter

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
08 June 1945
Businessperson, Banker

Blondie ChaplinBlondie Chaplin
07 July 1951
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer
Leon BothaLeon Botha
04 June 1985
Painter, Singer, Disc jockey

Henry CeleHenry Cele
30 January 1949
Actor, Association football player
Adhir KalyanAdhir Kalyan
04 August 1983
Actor

Walter SisuluWalter Sisulu
18 May 1912
Politician

Hector PietersonHector Pieterson
1963 AD
iconic image of the 1976 Soweto

Francois PienaarFrancois Pienaar
02 January 1967
Rugby union player
Makhaya NtiniMakhaya Ntini
06 July 1977
Cricketer