Find out more about the greatest South African Political Leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Cecil Rhodes, Jacob Zuma, Tokyo Sexwale and Thabo Mbeki.
Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela

18 July 1918

Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa

17 November 1952

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma

12 April 1942

Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela

26 September 1936

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki

18 June 1942

Jan SmutsJan Smuts

24 May 1870

Julius MalemaJulius Malema

03 March 1981

Paul KrugerPaul Kruger

10 October 1825

P. W. BothaP. W. Botha

12 January 1916

Hendrik VerwoerdHendrik Verwoerd

08 September 1901

Kgalema MotlantheKgalema Motlanthe

19 July 1949

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Chris HaniChris Hani

28 June 1942

Oliver TamboOliver Tambo

27 October 1917

Mangosuthu ButheleziMangosuthu Buthelezi

27 August 1928

Helen ZilleHelen Zille

09 March 1951

Ela GandhiEla Gandhi

01 June 1940

Joe SlovoJoe Slovo

23 May 1926

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Nkosazana Dlamini-ZumaNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

27 January 1949

Albert LutuliAlbert Lutuli

1898 AD

Tokyo SexwaleTokyo Sexwale

05 March 1953

Trevor ManuelTrevor Manuel

31 January 1956

Marais ViljoenMarais Viljoen

02 December 1915

Pik BothaPik Botha

27 April 1932

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Blade NzimandeBlade Nzimande

14 April 1958

B. J. VorsterB. J. Vorster

13 December 1915

Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman

07 November 1917

Ruth FirstRuth First

04 May 1925

Andries PretoriusAndries Pretorius

27 November 1798

Baleka MbeteBaleka Mbete

24 September 1949

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Daniel François MalanDaniel François Malan

22 May 1874

Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

03 November 1955

Ahmed KathradaAhmed Kathrada

21 August 1929

Magnus MalanMagnus Malan

30 January 1930

Navi PillayNavi Pillay

23 September 1941

Frederik Willem de KlerkFrederik Willem de Klerk

18 March 1936

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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