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
 
Candice SwanepoelCandice Swanepoel
20 October 1988
Supermodel

Sarah BaartmanSarah Baartman
1787 AD
A Freak Show Attraction

Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela
26 September 1936
Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist

Glynis JohnsGlynis Johns
05 October 1923
Actress

Demi-Leigh Nel-PetersDemi-Leigh Nel-Peters
28 June 1995
Model, Miss Universe 2017
Tosca MuskTosca Musk
20 July 1974
Filmmaker, Entrepreneur

Alice KrigeAlice Krige
28 June 1954
Actress

Reeva SteenkampReeva Steenkamp
19 August 1983
Model

Cariba HeineCariba Heine
01 October 1988
Actress
Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
04 March 1932
Singer

Juliet ProwseJuliet Prowse
25 September 1936
Dancer
Belle DelphineBelle Delphine
23 October 1999
Cosplayer

Nadine GordimerNadine Gordimer
20 November 1923
Writer, Political Activist

YolandiYolandi
01 December 1984
Singer, Actress
Nikki WilliamsNikki Williams
09 November 1988
Singer and Songwriter

Candice PoolCandice Pool
19 October 1977
Jewelry Designer, Entrepreneur
Princess CharlenePrincess Charlene of Monaco
25 January 1978
Princess consort of Monaco

Ivanah CampbellIvanah Campbell
2013 AD
Instagram Dancer

Caster SemenyaCaster Semenya
07 January 1991
Middle-distance runner
Charlene, Princess of MonacoCharlene, Princess of Monaco
25 January 1978
Swimmer, Model

Lara LoganLara Logan
29 March 1971
Journalist
Tanit PhoenixTanit Phoenix
24 September 1984
Actor, Television actor, Model

Tammin SursokTammin Sursok
19 August 1983
Actor, Singer, Film actor

Elize du ToitElize du Toit
21 February 1980
Actor, film actor

Glynis BarberGlynis Barber
25 October 1955
Actor, Film actor, Television actor
Brenda FassieBrenda Fassie
03 November 1964
Singer
Zola BuddZola Budd
26 May 1966
Middle-distance runner, Marathon runner

Leleti KhumaloLeleti Khumalo
30 March 1970
Actor, Film actor

Helen ZilleHelen Zille
09 March 1951
Politician, Journalist

Musetta VanderMusetta Vander
26 May 1963
Actor, Film actor, Model
Evelyn MaseEvelyn Mase
18 May 1922
Nurse

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Jessica MaraisJessica Marais
29 January 1985
Actor, Film actor, Television actor, Model

Nkosazana Dlamini-ZumaNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
27 January 1949
Politician

Yvonne Chaka ChakaYvonne Chaka Chaka
1965 AD
singer

Caron BernsteinCaron Bernstein
16 August 1970
Actor, Musician, Film actor, Singer, Model, Beauty
Leigh MatthewsLeigh Matthews
08 July 1983
Student

Arlene DickinsonArlene Dickinson
08 October 1956
Entrepreneur
Ela GandhiEla Gandhi
01 June 1940
politician

Baleka MbeteBaleka Mbete
24 September 1949
Politician

Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
03 November 1955
Politician
Janet SuzmanJanet Suzman
09 February 1939
Actor, Film director, Film actor, Television actor

Ruth FirstRuth First
04 May 1925
Author, Politician, University teacher, Writer,
Louise BarnesLouise Barnes
26 April 1974
Film actor, Television actor, Stage actor

Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman
07 November 1917
Politician

Sandra PrinslooSandra Prinsloo
15 September 1947
Actor, Film actor, Television actor

Mamphela RampheleMamphela Ramphele
28 December 1947
Politician

Anneline KrielAnneline Kriel
28 July 1955
Actor, Model, Film actor, Beauty pageant
Amanda CoetzerAmanda Coetzer
22 October 1971
Tennis player

Olive SchreinerOlive Schreiner
24 March 1855
Writer

Natalie du ToitNatalie du Toit
29 January 1984
Swimmer

Navi PillayNavi Pillay
23 September 1941
Judge, Lawyer
Ingrid JonkerIngrid Jonker
19 September 1933
Poet, Writer

Margaret CalvertMargaret Calvert
1936 AD
Design of road signs in the United Kingdom
Candice BoucherCandice Boucher
17 October 1983
Film actor, Model

Zenani MandelaZenani Mandela
04 February 1959
 

Dianne Kohler BarnardDianne Kohler Barnard
02 December 1955
Politician, Journalist
ZaharaZahara
09 November 1987
singer, songwriter

Bessie Emery HeadBessie Emery Head
06 July 1937