Famous South African

The Most Famous South African

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
YolandiDecember 1, 1984South AfricanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Yolandi Visser, the famous South African singer and actress; her birthday, her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.
Cariba HeineOctober 1, 1988South AfricanCariba Heine is an Australian-South African actress and dancer
Errol Musk1946South AfricanErrol Musk is a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, and sailor
Candice SwanepoelOctober 20, 1988South AfricanCandice Swanepoel is a South African supermodel, associated with the popular brand Victoria’s Secret
Alex LangeMarch 3, 2001South AfricanAlex Lange is a French-South African model, who is quite popular on Instagram
Charlize TheronAugust 7, 1975South AfricanCharlize Theron is a Hollywood actress best known for her award winning role in the film ‘Monster’
Christiaan BarnardNovember 8, 1922South AfricanDr
John KaniAugust 30, 1942South AfricanJohn Kani is a South African actor, voice actor, playwright and director
Alice KrigeJune 28, 1954South AfricanAlice Maud Krige is a veteran South African actress and producer
Jacob ZumaApril 12, 1942South AfricanJacob Zuma is the former President of South Africa

Albert John Luthuli

Albert John Luthuli was a leader of black resistance in South Africa

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician

Shaka

Shaka kaSnzangakhona was an influential Zulu tribal monarch

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Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop

Allan McLeod Cormack

Allan McLeod Cormack was a South African-American physicist, who received the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Max Theiler

Max Theiler was a South African-American virologist who developed a vaccine against yellow fever

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius is an athlete of South African origin, who has fetched several laurels as a runner

Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay was an Australian novelist, one of the country’s best-selling authors

Nelson Mandela

A Nobel laureate, Nelson Mandela was the man responsible for overthrowing apartheid & unifying the country of South Africa

Nikki Williams

Nikki Williams is a South African singer and songwriter known for her forceful and gutsy singing