List of Famous people born in Botswana
Aaron Arthur Ferguson was a Botswanan-born, South African actor, executive producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films – professionally known as Shona Ferguson.
Constance Ferguson is a South African actress, filmmaker, producer and businesswoman, popularly known as Connie Ferguson. She is best known for her role as Karabo Moroka on South Africa's most popular soap opera, Generations. She starred on the show from its start in 1994 until she exited in 2010. In 2014, she agreed to reprise her role on the show after a 4-year absence then permanently left in 2016.
Nia Künzer is a retired German women's football player.
Sir Seretse Goitsebeng Maphiri Khama, GCB, KBE was the first President of Botswana, in office from 1966 to 1980.
Isaac Makwala is a Botswana sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. He was the gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. He has also won continental titles at the distance, winning at the 2015 African Games and twice at the African Championships in Athletics. He has represented his country at the 2016 Summer Olympics, three times at the Commonwealth Games, and five times at the World Championships in Athletics. With the Botswana 4 × 400 metres relay team he has won medals at the African Games and Championships, as well as a silver medal at the 2017 IAAF World Relays.
Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, GCMG was the second President of Botswana, in office from 1980 to 1998. He was a leading figure in the independence movement and then the new government, and played a crucial role in facilitating and protecting Botswana's steady financial growth and development. He stepped down in 1998 and was succeeded by Vice-President Festus Mogae, who became the third President of Botswana.
Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi is the fifth and current President of Botswana. He served as the 8th Vice President of Botswana from November 12, 2014 to April 1, 2018. He was a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly for the Moshupa-Manyana constituency from 2009 to 2018.
Mpule Keneilwe Kwelagobe is a Botswana investor, businesswoman, model, and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1999. She was the first black African woman to win one of the Big Four international beauty pageants, the first woman from Botswana to win, and the first from a nation making their debut in nearly four decades. Kwelagobe had previously been crowned Miss Botswana 1997 and Miss Universe Botswana 1999, and competed in Miss World 1997.
Festus Gontebanye Mogae is a Botswana politician who served as the third President of Botswana from 1998 to 2008. He succeeded Quett Masire as President in 1998 and was re-elected in October 2004; after ten years in office, he stepped down in 2008 and was succeeded by Lieutenant General Ian Khama.
Leetile Disang Raditladi (1910–1971) was a Motswana playwright and poet. He was born in Serowe and got his education in Tiger Kloof, Lovedale and Fort Hare University. A prolific author, he had his first book, a biography of Khama III, accepted for publication while still in high school at Lovedale. This book was later quashed by the Bechuanaland Protectorate authorities and was not published.