Famous People From South Africa
Throughout history, there have been many South African Female Writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great South African female writers such as Nadine Gordimer, Ruth First, Olive Schreiner, Ingrid Jonker and Bessie Emery Head.
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

Sarah BaartmanSarah Baartman
(A Freak Show Attraction)

1787 AD

Candice SwanepoelCandice Swanepoel
(Supermodel)

20 October 1988

Demi-Leigh Nel-PetersDemi-Leigh Nel-Peters
(Model, Miss Universe 2017)

28 June 1995

Tosca MuskTosca Musk
(Filmmaker, Entrepreneur)

20 July 1974

Alice KrigeAlice Krige
(Actress)

28 June 1954

Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela
(Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist)

26 September 1936

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
(Singer)

04 March 1932

Reeva SteenkampReeva Steenkamp
(Model)

19 August 1983

Cariba HeineCariba Heine
(Actress)

01 October 1988

Juliet ProwseJuliet Prowse
(Dancer)

25 September 1936

Nadine GordimerNadine Gordimer
(Writer, Political Activist)

20 November 1923

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YolandiYolandi
(Singer, Actress)

01 December 1984

Nikki WilliamsNikki Williams
(Singer and Songwriter)

09 November 1988

Candice PoolCandice Pool
(Jewelry Designer, Entrepreneur)

19 October 1977

Princess CharlenePrincess Charlene of Monaco
(Princess consort of Monaco)

25 January 1978

Belle DelphineBelle Delphine
(Cosplayer)

23 October 1999

Ivanah CampbellIvanah Campbell
(Instagram Dancer)

2013 AD

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Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya
(Middle-distance runner)

07 January 1991

Charlene, Princess of MonacoCharlene, Princess of Monaco
(Swimmer, Model)

25 January 1978

Tanit PhoenixTanit Phoenix
(Actor, Television actor, Model)

24 September 1984

Tammin SursokTammin Sursok
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)

19 August 1983

Brenda FassieBrenda Fassie
(Singer)

03 November 1964

Zola BuddZola Budd
(Middle-distance runner, Marathon runner)

26 May 1966

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Elize du ToitElize du Toit
(Actor, film actor)

21 February 1980

Helen ZilleHelen Zille
(Politician, Journalist)

09 March 1951

Glynis BarberGlynis Barber
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor)

25 October 1955

Musetta VanderMusetta Vander
(Actor, Film actor, Model)

26 May 1963

Evelyn MaseEvelyn Mase
(Nurse)

18 May 1922

Jessica MaraisJessica Marais
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor, Model)

29 January 1985

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Leleti KhumaloLeleti Khumalo
(Actor, Film actor)

30 March 1970

Arlene DickinsonArlene Dickinson
(Entrepreneur)

08 October 1956

Caron BernsteinCaron Bernstein
(Actor, Musician, Film actor, Singer, Model, Beauty pageant contestant, Songwriter)

16 August 1970

Nkosazana Dlamini-ZumaNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
(Politician)

27 January 1949

Yvonne Chaka ChakaYvonne Chaka Chaka
(singer)

1965 AD

Ela GandhiEla Gandhi
(politician)

01 June 1940

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Leigh MatthewsLeigh Matthews
(Student)

08 July 1983

Baleka MbeteBaleka Mbete
(Politician)

24 September 1949

Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
(Politician)

03 November 1955

Ruth FirstRuth First
(Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer, Journalist, Martyr, Political activist)

04 May 1925

Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman
(Politician)

07 November 1917

Louise BarnesLouise Barnes
(Film actor, Television actor, Stage actor)

26 April 1974

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Anneline KrielAnneline Kriel
(Actor, Model, Film actor, Beauty pageant contestant)

28 July 1955

Sandra PrinslooSandra Prinsloo
(Actor, Film actor, Television actor)

15 September 1947

Janet SuzmanJanet Suzman
(Actor, Film director, Film actor, Television actor)

09 February 1939

Mamphela RampheleMamphela Ramphele
(Politician)

28 December 1947

Olive SchreinerOlive Schreiner
(Writer)

24 March 1855

Natalie du ToitNatalie du Toit
(Swimmer)

29 January 1984

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Amanda CoetzerAmanda Coetzer
(Tennis player)

22 October 1971

Navi PillayNavi Pillay
(Judge, Lawyer)

23 September 1941

Ingrid JonkerIngrid Jonker
(Poet, Writer)

19 September 1933

Margaret CalvertMargaret Calvert
(Design of road signs in the United Kingdom)

1936 AD

Candice BoucherCandice Boucher
(Film actor, Model)

17 October 1983

Dianne Kohler BarnardDianne Kohler Barnard
(Politician, Journalist)

02 December 1955

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Zenani MandelaZenani Mandela

04 February 1959

ZaharaZahara
(singer, songwriter)

09 November 1987

Bessie Emery HeadBessie Emery Head

06 July 1937