List of Famous people born in South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 59 million people, it is the world's 24th-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres (471,445 sq mi). South Africa has three capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town. The largest city is Johannesburg. About 80% of South Africans are of Black African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian, and multiracial ancestry.

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1. Elon Musk
Elon Reeve Musk

Elon Musk
Male. South African-born American entrepreneur
First Name: Elon
Last Name: Musk
Born on June 28, 1971 (age 50)
Height: 187 cm | 6'2"
Net Worth: $24.6B

2. Nelson Mandela
Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Male. former President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist
First Name: Nelson
Last Name: Mandela
Born on July 18, 1918
Died on December 5, 2013 (aged 95)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0"

3. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron
Female. South African-American film actress and producer
First Name: Charlize
Born on August 7, 1975 (age 46)
Height: 177 cm | 5'10"
Model

4. Cameron Norrie

Cameron Norrie
Male. British tennis player
First Name: Cameron
Last Name: Norrie
Born on August 23, 1995 (age 26)
Height: 188 cm | 6'2"
Tennis-player, Sportsperson

5. Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen
Male. professional golfer
First Name: Louis
Last Name: Oosthuizen
Born on October 19, 1982 (age 39)
Height: 178 cm | 5'10"

6. Steve Nash

Steve Nash
Male. Canadian professional basketball player
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Nash
Born on February 7, 1974 (age 47)
Height: 185 cm | 6'1"
Basketballer, Sportsperson

7. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma
Male. 4th President of South Africa
First Name: Jacob
Last Name: Zuma
Born on April 12, 1942 (age 79)

8. Devon Conway

Devon Conway
Male. South African cricketer
First Name: Devon
Last Name: Conway
Born on July 8, 1991 (age 30)

9. Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya
Female. South African middle-distance runner
First Name: Caster
Last Name: Semenya
Born on January 7, 1991 (age 30)
Height: 178 cm | 5'10"

10. J. R. R. Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien
Male. British philologist and author of classic high fantasy works
First Name: J.
Last Name: Tolkien
Born on January 3, 1892
Died on September 2, 1973 (aged 81)

11. Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson
Male. South African tennis player
First Name: Kevin
Last Name: Anderson
Born on May 18, 1986 (age 35)
Height: 203 cm | 6'8"
Tennis-player, Sportsperson

12. Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius
Male. South African Paralympic athlete
First Name: Oscar
Last Name: Pistorius
Born on November 22, 1986 (age 34)
Height: 181 cm | 5'11"

13. Motsi Mabuse

Motsi Mabuse
Female. South African-German dancer and television personality
First Name: Motsi
Born on April 11, 1981 (age 40)

14. Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi
Female. South African model, Miss Universe 2019
First Name: Zozibini
Born on September 18, 1993 (age 28)

15. Kimbal Musk

Kimbal Musk
Male. South African-born Canadian American entrepreneur and environmentalist
First Name: Kimbal
Born on September 20, 1972 (age 49)

16. BJ Watling

BJ Watling
Male. New Zealand cricketer
First Name: BJ
Born on July 9, 1985 (age 36)

17. Justin Rose

Justin Rose
Male. English professional golfer
First Name: Justin
Last Name: Rose
Born on July 30, 1980 (age 41)
Height: 189 cm | 6'2"

18. Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah
Male. South African comedian and television host
First Name: Trevor
Last Name: Noah
Born on February 20, 1984 (age 37)
Height: 180 cm | 5'11"

19. AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers
Male. South African cricketer
First Name: AB
Born on February 17, 1984 (age 37)

20. Lesley-Ann Brandt

Lesley-Ann Brandt
Female. South African born Actress
First Name: Lesley-Ann
Born on December 2, 1981 (age 39)
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