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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 Musk
Male. South African-born American entrepreneur
Last Name: Musk
Born on June 28, 1971 (age 49)
Height: 187 cm | 6'2"
Net Worth: $24.6B

2. Nelson 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
Born on August 7, 1975 (age 45)
Height: 177 cm | 5'10"
Model

4. J. R. R. 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)

5. Caster Semenya

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

6. 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"

7. 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"

8. Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson
Male. South African tennis player
First Name: Kevin
Last Name: Anderson
Born on May 18, 1986 (age 34)
Height: 203 cm | 6'8"
Tennis-player, Sportsperson

9. Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo
Female. Namibian model
Height: 179 cm | 5'10"
Model

10. Mike Horn

Mike Horn
Male. South African-Swiss explorer
First Name: Mike
Last Name: Horn
Born on July 16, 1966 (age 54)

11. Motsi Mabuse

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

12. Justin Rose

Justin Rose
Male. English professional golfer
First Name: Justin
Last Name: Rose
Born on July 30, 1980 (age 40)
Height: 189 cm | 6'2"

13. Kotaro Matsushima

Kotaro Matsushima
Male. South African-Japanese rugby union footballer
Last Name: Matsushima
Born on February 26, 1993 (age 28)
Height: 178 cm | 5'10"

14. Steve Biko

Steve Biko
Male. anti-apartheid activist in South Africa
First Name: Steve
Born on December 18, 1946
Died on September 12, 1977 (aged 30)

15. AB de Villiers

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

16. Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan
Male. Australian singer, songwriter, actor and YouTuber
Born on June 5, 1995 (age 25)
Height: 173 cm | 5'8"

17. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Female. South African model, Miss Universe 2017
Born on June 28, 1995 (age 25)

18. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
Female. South African activist and politician
First Name: Winnie
Born on September 26, 1936
Died on April 2, 2018 (aged 81)

19. Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund
Male. British tennis player
First Name: Kyle
Born on January 8, 1995 (age 26)
Height: 188 cm | 6'2"
Tennis-player, Sportsperson

20. 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
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