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

ShakaShaka
1787 AD
Zulu Emperor

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
12 April 1942
Fourth President of South Africa
Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu
07 October 1931
Anti-Apartheid Activist

AB de VilliersAB de Villiers
17 February 1984
Cricketer
Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews

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

steve bikoSteve Biko
18 December 1946
Anti-apartheid Activist

David BaleDavid Bale
02 September 1941
Entrepreneur

Kevin CarterKevin Carter
13 September 1960
Photographer
Watkin Tudor JonesWatkin Tudor Jones
26 September 1974
Rapper

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
28 January 1962
Businessperson

Gary PlayerGary Player
01 November 1935
South African golfer

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
12 January 1916
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
Lucky DubeLucky Dube
03 August 1964
Musician

Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd
08 September 1901
Politician
Sobhuza IISobhuza II
22 July 1899
Former King of Swaziland

John KaniJohn Kani
30 August 1942
Actor, Playwright, Director

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

Paul KrugerPaul Kruger
10 October 1825
President of South Africa
Kagiso RabadaKagiso Rabada
25 May 1995
Cricketer

Hansie CronjeHansie Cronje
25 September 1969
Cricketer

Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
17 November 1964
Serial Killer
Ahmed DeedatAhmed Deedat
01 July 1918
Writer

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Ernie ElsErnie Els
17 October 1969
Professional Golfer
John DiefenbakerJohn Diefenbaker
18 September 1895
Former Prime Minister of Canada

Caspar LeeCaspar Lee
24 April 1994
YouTuber, Vlogger

Errol MuskErrol Musk
1946 AD
Elon Musk's Father

Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay
14 August 1933
Novelist
Abdullah IbrahimAbdullah Ibrahim
09 October 1934
Pianist, Composer
Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
13 January 1927
Biologist

Joshua PietersJoshua Pieters
17 September 1993
Social Media Star

Max TheilerMax Theiler
30 January 1899
Virologist

Allan McLeod Cormack Allan McLeod Cormack
23 February 1924
Physicist
Albert John LuthuliAlbert John Luthuli
04 June 1898
President of African National Congress (ANC)

Mzi KhumaloMzi Khumalo
04 November 1955
Entrepreneur

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

Stefan BenzStefan Benz
26 September 2006
Pop Singer

Byron LangleyByron Langley
01 July 1993
Actor
Alex LangeAlex Lange
03 March 2001
Instagram Model

Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
27 June 1980
Cricketer
Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzuluGoodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
14 July 1948
 

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

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

Sid JamesSid James
08 May 1913
Actor
Jacques KallisJacques Kallis
16 October 1975
Cricketer

Neill BlomkampNeill Blomkamp
17 September 1979
Film director, Screenwriter

Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
31 March 1983
Cricketer

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942
Politician, Economist

Dale SteynDale Steyn
27 June 1983
Cricketer
Adhir KalyanAdhir Kalyan
04 August 1983
Actor

Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis
13 July 1984
Cricketer

Mangosuthu ButheleziMangosuthu Buthelezi
27 August 1928
Politician

Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
01 February 1981
Cricketer
Julius MalemaJulius Malema
03 March 1981
Politician

Richard StanleyRichard Stanley
22 November 1966
film director, film producer, screenwriter
Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
12 November 1977
Footballer

Francois PienaarFrancois Pienaar
02 January 1967
Rugby union player
Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs
23 February 1974
Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association
Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
27 July 1969
Cricketer

Chris BarnardChris Barnard
15 July 1939
 

Morné MorkelMorné Morkel
06 October 1984
Cricketer
Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
21 December 1978
Singer, Guitarist

Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
17 March 1982
Association football player
Trevor RabinTrevor Rabin
13 January 1954
Musician

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
19 July 1949
Politician

Nigel GreenNigel Green
15 October 1924
Actor

David BatesonDavid Bateson
09 February 1960
Actor, Comedian, Dub actor
Imran TahirImran Tahir
27 March 1979
Cricketer
Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
03 March 1981
Professional wrestler

Dean GeyerDean Geyer
20 March 1986
Actor, Singer, Songwriter

Shaun PollockShaun Pollock
16 July 1973
Cricketer

Kevin AndersonKevin Anderson
18 May 1986
tennis player
Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
29 January 1950
South African racing driver

Wayde van NiekerkWayde van Niekerk
15 July 1992
Athlete

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
08 June 1945
Businessperson, Banker

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

Mark ShuttleworthMark Shuttleworth
18 September 1973
Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Engineer, Inventor,
Mark BoucherMark Boucher
03 December 1976
Cricketer

Mark GonzálezMark González
10 July 1984
Footballer
Wouter BassonWouter Basson
06 July 1950
Cardiologist

ZP TheartZP Theart
22 January 1975
singer
Francois BothaFrancois Botha
28 September 1968
Boxer, Kickboxer
Eugène Ney Terre'BlancheEugène Ney Terre'Blanche
31 January 1941
Police officer