List of South Africans


This is a list of notable and famous South Africans who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles.

Flag of South Africa

Academics


Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr

Academics

Medical and veterinary

Scientists

Theologians

Also see: Prelates, clerics and evangelists

Writers


Authors

John Maxwell Coetzee
Nadine Gordimer

Editors

Poets

See also: South African poets and Afrikaans language poets

Mongane Wally Serote

Journalists

Sol Plaatje

Artist


Dave Matthews

Performing artists

Actors / Actresses
Dancers
Playwrights and film directors
Singers, musicians and composers


Tanit Phoenix
Models, socialites and media personalities

Visual Artists

Cartoonists
Painters
Thomas Baines
Photographers
Sculptors
Performance Artists
Architects
Herbert Baker, architect

Business


Legal, police and military


Dr Beric Croome addressing the "100 years of Taxation in South Africa" conference at University of Cape Town in 2014. Professor Roeleveld of UCT looks on.

Political


Activists and trade unionists


Albertina Sisulu

Apartheid operatives

Eugene de Kock
Eugène Terre'Blanche

Colonial and Union Governors

Sir George Grey
Jan van Riebeeck

Leaders and politicians

Patricia de Lille
Abba Eban
Winnie Mandela

Prime Ministers and presidents

Frederik de Klerk and Nelson Mandela
Thabo Mbeki

Provincial Premiers

Mosiuoa Lekota
Tokyo Sexwale

Homelands Leaders

Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Bantubonke Holomisa

Administrators of former provinces

Nicolaas Frederic de Waal
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr

Royalty


Kings and princes

Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo
Faku kaNgqungqushe
Hintsa ka Khawuta
Langalibalele
Makobo Modjadji
Mzilikazi
Sekhukhune

Tribal leaders and prophets

See also: Gcaleka rulers,
Rharhabe rulers
Ndwandwe people,
Xhosa Chiefs,
Zulus

Bhambatha (on the right) with an attendant
Adam Kok
Chief Maqoma
David Stuurman

Atheists


Prelates, clerics and evangelists


Desmond Tutu

Sport


Conservationists


Travelers, adventurers and pioneers


James Edward Alexander

Criminals


Other




See also


References


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  2. "SA professor enters ranks of Royal elite". Mail & Guardian Online. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  3. "Dodgy Mind of Don Clarke". donlarke.co,za. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  4. "Jewish Report : Lieberman being sidelined as Israeli foreign minister" (PDF). Sajr.co.za. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2017.