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

Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius
22 November 1986
Runner

Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu
07 October 1931
Anti-Apartheid Activist
Dave MatthewsDave Matthews
09 January 1967
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews

Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa
17 November 1952
President of South Africa

AB de VilliersAB de Villiers
17 February 1984
Cricketer

John KaniJohn Kani
30 August 1942
Actor, Playwright, Director
ShakaShaka
1787 AD
Zulu Emperor

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
12 April 1942
Fourth President of South Africa
Watkin Tudor JonesWatkin Tudor Jones
26 September 1974
Rapper

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

Hansie CronjeHansie Cronje
25 September 1969
Cricketer

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
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

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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)

Kevin PietersenKevin Pietersen
27 June 1980
Cricketer

Hashim AmlaHashim Amla
31 March 1983
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

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

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942
Politician, Economist
Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
13 January 1927
Biologist

Imran TahirImran Tahir
27 March 1979
Cricketer
Dale SteynDale Steyn
27 June 1983
Cricketer

Neill BlomkampNeill Blomkamp
17 September 1979
Film director, Screenwriter

Jacques KallisJacques Kallis
16 October 1975
Cricketer

Lucky DubeLucky Dube
03 August 1964
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Basil RathboneBasil Rathbone
13 June 1892
Actor
Julius MalemaJulius Malema
03 March 1981
Politician

Oliver TamboOliver Tambo
27 October 1917
Politician

Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis
13 July 1984
Cricketer

Jonty RhodesJonty Rhodes
27 July 1969
Cricketer
Jody ScheckterJody Scheckter
29 January 1950
South African racing driver

Johann RupertJohann Rupert
01 June 1950
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Jan SmutsJan Smuts
24 May 1870
Botanist, Officer, Lawyer

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha
12 January 1916
Politician

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

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe
28 January 1962
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Benni McCarthyBenni McCarthy
12 November 1977
Association football player

JP DuminyJP Duminy
14 April 1984
Cricketer

ZP TheartZP Theart
22 January 1975
singer
Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
26 November 1910
Actor

Dean GeyerDean Geyer
20 March 1986
Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Shaun MorganShaun Morgan
21 December 1978
Singer, Guitarist

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

Francois PienaarFrancois Pienaar
02 January 1967
Rugby union player

Lance KlusenerLance Klusener
04 September 1971
Cricketer
Joost van der WesthuizenJoost van der Westhuizen
20 February 1971
Rugby union player
Graeme SmithGraeme Smith
01 February 1981
Cricketer

Gary KirstenGary Kirsten
23 November 1967
Cricketer

Chris HaniChris Hani
28 June 1942
Politician

Shaun PollockShaun Pollock
16 July 1973
Cricketer
Moses SitholeMoses Sithole
17 November 1964
Serial killer

Allan DonaldAllan Donald
20 October 1966
Cricketer

Nicky OppenheimerNicky Oppenheimer
08 June 1945
Businessperson, Banker

Justin GabrielJustin Gabriel
03 March 1981
Professional wrestler

Herschelle GibbsHerschelle Gibbs
23 February 1974
Rugby union player, Cricketer, Association
Blondie ChaplinBlondie Chaplin
07 July 1951
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer

Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela
04 April 1939
Trumpeter, Composer, Jazz musician
François SteynFrançois Steyn
14 May 1987
Rugby union player

Walter SisuluWalter Sisulu
18 May 1912
Politician

Mark BoucherMark Boucher
03 December 1976
Cricketer
Mangosuthu ButheleziMangosuthu Buthelezi
27 August 1928
Politician

Steven PienaarSteven Pienaar
17 March 1982
Association football player
Solomon LindaSolomon Linda
1909 AD
singer, songwriter, composer

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe
19 July 1949
Politician

Siphiwe TshabalalaSiphiwe Tshabalala
25 September 1984
Association football player

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

Francois BothaFrancois Botha
28 September 1968
Boxer, Kickboxer
Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzuluGoodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu
14 July 1948
 

Quinton FortuneQuinton Fortune
21 May 1977
Association football player
Ivan GazidisIvan Gazidis
13 September 1964
Lawyer, Businessperson

Makhaya NtiniMakhaya Ntini
06 July 1977
Cricketer
Ricky FataarRicky Fataar
05 September 1952
Musician, Record producer, Composer