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
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

steve bikoSteve Biko
18 December 1946
Anti-apartheid Activist

F. W. de KlerkF. W. de Klerk
18 March 1936
Former State President of South Africa

Watkin Tudor JonesWatkin Tudor Jones
26 September 1974
Rapper

AB de VilliersAB de Villiers
17 February 1984
Cricketer
Lucky DubeLucky Dube
03 August 1964
Musician

Gary PlayerGary Player
01 November 1935
South African golfer

John KaniJohn Kani
30 August 1942
Actor, Playwright, Director

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
28 January 1962
Businessperson
J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940
Novelist, Author

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
12 January 1916
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
Ernie ElsErnie Els
17 October 1969
Professional Golfer

Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
10 October 1825
President of South Africa

Ahmed DeedatAhmed Deedat
01 July 1918
Writer
Christiaan BarnardChristiaan Barnard
08 November 1922
Cardiac Surgeon

Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
08 September 1901
Politician
John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Hansie CronjeHansie Cronje
25 September 1969
Cricketer

Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
17 November 1964
Serial Killer
Sobhuza IISobhuza II
22 July 1899
Former King of Swaziland

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Caspar LeeCaspar Lee
24 April 1994
YouTuber, Vlogger
Errol MuskErrol Musk
1946 AD
Elon Musk's Father

Kagiso RabadaKagiso Rabada
25 May 1995
Cricketer

Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
14 August 1933
Novelist

Abdullah IbrahimAbdullah Ibrahim
09 October 1934
Pianist, Composer
Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
13 January 1927
Biologist
Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899
Virologist

Alex LangeAlex Lange
03 March 2001
Instagram Model

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist

Mzi KhumaloMzi Khumalo
04 November 1955
Entrepreneur
Byron LangleyByron Langley
01 July 1993
Actor

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

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

Joshua PietersJoshua Pieters
17 September 1993
Social Media Star

Stefan BenzStefan Benz
26 September 2006
Pop Singer
Sharlto CopleySharlto Copley
27 November 1973
Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
27 June 1980
Cricketer
Arnold VoslooArnold Vosloo
16 June 1962
Film actor, Stage actor, Television actor

Basil RathboneBasil Rathbone
13 June 1892
Actor

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

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

Dale SteynDale Steyn
27 June 1983
Cricketer

Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

Dean GeyerDean Geyer
20 March 1986
Actor, Singer, Songwriter

Quinton FortuneQuinton Fortune
21 May 1977
Association football player
Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
12 November 1977
Footballer

Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
29 January 1950
South African racing driver

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Francois BothaFrancois Botha
28 September 1968
Boxer, Kickboxer
Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
21 December 1978
Singer, Guitarist

ZP TheartZP Theart
22 January 1975
singer
Makhaya NtiniMakhaya Ntini
06 July 1977
Cricketer

Anthony William GreigTony Greig
06 October 1946
Cricketer

Wayde van NiekerkWayde van Niekerk
15 July 1992
Athlete
Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
03 March 1981
Professional wrestler

Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
31 March 1983
Cricketer
Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
08 June 1945
Businessperson, Banker

Trevor RabinTrevor Rabin
13 January 1954
Musician
Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela
04 April 1939
Trumpeter, Composer, Jazz musician

Michael LevittMichael Levitt
09 May 1947
Physicist, Biologist, Bioinformatician, Chemist,
Hector PietersonHector Pieterson
1963 AD
iconic image of the 1976 Soweto

Shaun PollockShaun Pollock
16 July 1973
Cricketer

Hamilton NakiHamilton Naki
26 June 1926
Medical technician

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
19 July 1949
Politician
Oliver TamboOliver Tambo
27 October 1917
Politician
Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
01 February 1981
Cricketer

Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
17 March 1982
Association football player

Siphiwe TshabalalaSiphiwe Tshabalala
25 September 1984
Association football player

Corrie SandersCorrie Sanders
07 January 1966
Boxer
Chris HaniChris Hani
28 June 1942
Politician

Mark BoucherMark Boucher
03 December 1976
Cricketer

Blondie ChaplinBlondie Chaplin
07 July 1951
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer

Johnny CleggJohnny Clegg
07 June 1953
Musician

Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs
23 February 1974
Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association
Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
19 October 1982
Golfer

Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzuluGoodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
14 July 1948
 
Lucas RadebeLucas Radebe
12 April 1969
Association football player

Mangosuthu ButheleziMangosuthu Buthelezi
27 August 1928
Politician
Ivan GazidisIvan Gazidis
13 September 1964
Lawyer, Businessperson
Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
27 July 1969
Cricketer