List of Famous people born in Western Cape, South Africa

Antony Sher

First Name Antony
Last Name Sher
Born on June 14, 1949
Died on December 2, 2021 (aged 72)

Sir Antony Sher, KBE is a British actor of South African origin, a two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner and four-time nominee, who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 and toured in many roles, as well as appearing on film and TV, and working as a writer and theatre director. In 2001, he starred in his cousin Ronald Harwood's play Mahler's Conversion, and said that the story of a composer sacrificing his faith for his career echoed his own identity struggles.

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Prue Leith

First Name Prue
Born on February 18, 1940 (age 84)

Prudence Margaret Leith, is a British-South African restaurateur, chef, caterer, television presenter/broadcaster, businesswoman, journalist, cookery writer and novelist. She is Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She was a judge on BBC Two's Great British Menu for eleven years, before joining The Great British Bake Off in March 2017, replacing Mary Berry, when the television programme moved to Channel 4.

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Reeva Steenkamp

Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp
First Name Reeva
Born on August 19, 1983
Died on February 14, 2013 (aged 29)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp was a South African model and paralegal. She modelled for FHM magazine and was the first face of Avon cosmetics in South Africa. Steenkamp once worked as the live roaming presenter for FashionTV in South Africa and starred in television advertisements for Toyota Land Cruiser, Clover "The One", Redds and Aldor Pin Pop. She was a celebrity contestant on the BBC Lifestyle show Baking Made Easy in 2012 and on Tropika Island of Treasure season 5 which aired on SABC 3 in February 2013.

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Temba Bavuma

First Name Temba
Born on May 17, 1990 (age 34)

Temba Bavuma is a South African cricketer who is currently the vice-captain of the South African national team in Tests. He was the first black African cricketer to make a Test century for South Africa. Brought up in the intense cricket culture of Langa – Bavuma, Thami Tsolekile and Malusi Siboto are all from the same street – Bavuma was educated at South African College Junior School in Newlands, and St David's Marist Inanda High School in Sandton. He is primarily a Test player and regarded as a gritty, classical mid-order batsman and excellent fielder.

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

First Name Demi-Leigh
Born on June 28, 1995 (age 28)

Demi-Leigh Tebow is a South African model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She was crowned Miss South Africa 2017, and is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa, following Margaret Gardiner who was crowned Miss Universe 1978.

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Louis Oosthuizen

First Name Louis
Last Name Oosthuizen
Born on October 19, 1982 (age 41)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Lodewicus Theodorus "Louis" Oosthuizen is a South African professional golfer who won the 2010 Open Championship. He also holds the distinction of finishing runner-up in all four major championships: the 2012 Masters Tournament losing in a sudden death playoff, the 2015 U.S. Open, the 2015 Open Championship where he was defeated in a four-hole aggregate playoff, and the 2017 PGA Championship. He is the eighth golfer to accomplish this feat, joining Craig Wood, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Greg Norman, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson. His highest placing on the Official World Golf Ranking is fourth which he reached in January 2013.

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Wayde van Niekerk

First Name Wayde
Born on July 15, 1992 (age 31)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Wayde van Niekerk is a South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 and 400 metres. In the 400 metres, he is the current world and Olympic record holder, and Olympic champion. He also holds the world-best time in the 300 metres.

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Lloyd Harris

First Name Lloyd
Last Name Harris
Born on February 24, 1997 (age 27)

Lloyd George Muirhead Harris is a South African tennis player.

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Tom Curran

First Name Tom
Last Name Curran
Born on March 12, 1995 (age 29)

Thomas Kevin Curran is a cricketer who represents England in Test matches and One Day Internationals. He plays for Surrey County Cricket Club in English domestic cricket. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who bats right-handed.

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Lesley-Ann Brandt

Lesley-Ann Brandt is a South African actress. Brandt has acted in a number of New Zealand television series and first came to international notice with her role as a slave girl Naevia in the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Since January 2016, she has played the role of Maze (Mazikeen) on the television series Lucifer.

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