Find out more about the greatest South African Leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Cecil Rhodes, Jacob Zuma, Desmond Tutu and Shaka.
Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela

18 July 1918

Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu

07 October 1931

Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa

17 November 1952

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma

12 April 1942

Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela

26 September 1936

Julius MalemaJulius Malema

03 March 1981

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki

18 June 1942

Jan SmutsJan Smuts

24 May 1870

Pik BothaPik Botha

27 April 1932

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha

12 January 1916

Ivan GazidisIvan Gazidis

13 September 1964

Paul KrugerPaul Kruger

10 October 1825

Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd

08 September 1901

Patrice MotsepePatrice Motsepe

28 January 1962

Johann RupertJohann Rupert

01 June 1950

Oliver TamboOliver Tambo

27 October 1917

Chris HaniChris Hani

28 June 1942

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe

19 July 1949

Walter SisuluWalter Sisulu

18 May 1912

Mangosuthu ButheleziMangosuthu Buthelezi

27 August 1928

Louis BothaLouis Botha

27 September 1862

Ela GandhiEla Gandhi

01 June 1940

Helen ZilleHelen Zille

09 March 1951

Ernest OppenheimerErnest Oppenheimer

22 May 1880

Kumi NaidooKumi Naidoo

1965 AD

Joe SlovoJoe Slovo

23 May 1926

Albert LutuliAlbert Lutuli

1898 AD

Nkosazana Dlamini-ZumaNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

27 January 1949

Ahmed KathradaAhmed Kathrada

21 August 1929

Tokyo SexwaleTokyo Sexwale

05 March 1953

Robert SobukweRobert Sobukwe

05 December 1924

Trevor ManuelTrevor Manuel

31 January 1956

Mamphela RampheleMamphela Ramphele

28 December 1947

Koos de la ReyKoos de la Rey

22 October 1847

Baleka MbeteBaleka Mbete

24 September 1949

Marais ViljoenMarais Viljoen

02 December 1915

B. J. VorsterB. J. Vorster

13 December 1915

Magnus MalanMagnus Malan

30 January 1930

Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman

07 November 1917

Ruth FirstRuth First

04 May 1925

Daniel François MalanDaniel François Malan

22 May 1874

Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

03 November 1955

Andries PretoriusAndries Pretorius

27 November 1798

Blade NzimandeBlade Nzimande

14 April 1958

Navi PillayNavi Pillay

23 September 1941

Frederik Willem de KlerkFrederik Willem de Klerk

18 March 1936

Frank ChikaneFrank Chikane

03 January 1951

Dianne Kohler BarnardDianne Kohler Barnard

02 December 1955

Ben NgubaneBen Ngubane

22 October 1941

Thabo Mvuyelwa MbekiThabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

18 June 1942