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

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

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius
22 November 1986
Runner

Kimbal MuskKimbal Musk
20 September 1972
Venture Capitalist, Restaurateurs
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

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

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

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
Ernie ElsErnie Els
17 October 1969
Professional Golfer

Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922
Cardiac Surgeon

Gary PlayerGary Player
01 November 1935
South African golfer
J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940
Novelist, Author

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
12 January 1916
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
Caspar LeeCaspar Lee
24 April 1994
YouTuber, Vlogger

Hansie CronjeHansie Cronje
25 September 1969
Cricketer

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

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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)

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

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

Francois PienaarFrancois Pienaar
02 January 1967
Rugby union player
Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942
Politician, Economist

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

François SteynFrançois Steyn
14 May 1987
Rugby union player
Damian de AllendeDamian de Allende
25 November 1991
Rugby union player

Dale SteynDale Steyn
27 June 1983
Cricketer

Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
31 March 1983
Cricketer

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
28 January 1962
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Jacques KallisJacques Kallis
16 October 1975
Cricketer

Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis
13 July 1984
Cricketer
Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
29 January 1950
South African racing driver

Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
27 June 1980
Cricketer
Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
01 February 1981
Cricketer

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
12 November 1977
Association football player

Julius MalemaJulius Malema
03 March 1981
Politician

Joost van der WesthuizenJoost van der Westhuizen
20 February 1971
Rugby union player
Lood de JagerLood de Jager
17 December 1992
Rugby union player

Willie le RouxWillie le Roux
18 August 1989
Rugby union player
Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
10 October 1825
Politician

Corrie SandersCorrie Sanders
07 January 1966
Boxer

Mark BoucherMark Boucher
03 December 1976
Cricketer

Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
17 November 1964
Serial killer
Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
26 November 1910
Actor
Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,

Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
08 September 1901
Politician, University teacher, Faculty

Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
03 March 1981
Professional wrestler

Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
21 December 1978
Singer, Guitarist
Victor MatfieldVictor Matfield
11 May 1977
Rugby union player

Francois BothaFrancois Botha
28 September 1968
Boxer, Kickboxer

ZP TheartZP Theart
22 January 1975
singer

Johnny CleggJohnny Clegg
07 June 1953
Musician

Sobhuza IISobhuza II
22 July 1899
Former King of Swaziland
Roger MichellRoger Michell
05 June 1956
Film director, Television director, Theatre

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
08 June 1945
Businessperson, Banker
Trevor RabinTrevor Rabin
13 January 1954
Musician

Oliver TamboOliver Tambo
27 October 1917
Politician

Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela
04 April 1939
Trumpeter, Composer, Jazz musician
Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
17 March 1982
Association football player

Imran TahirImran Tahir
27 March 1979
Cricketer
Dean GeyerDean Geyer
20 March 1986
Actor, Singer, Songwriter

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
19 July 1949
Politician

Bakkies BothaBakkies Botha
22 September 1979
Rugby union player

Ivan GazidisIvan Gazidis
13 September 1964
Lawyer, Businessperson
Schalk BurgerSchalk Burger
13 April 1983
Rugby union player

Gavin HoodGavin Hood
12 May 1963
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Henry CeleHenry Cele
30 January 1949
Actor, Association football player

Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
27 July 1969
Cricketer
John SmitJohn Smit
03 April 1978
Rugby union player

Siphiwe TshabalalaSiphiwe Tshabalala
25 September 1984
Association football player
Blondie ChaplinBlondie Chaplin
07 July 1951
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer