List of South Africans

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

Academics[edit]

Academics[edit]

Medical and veterinary[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Theologians[edit]

Also see: Prelates, clerics and evangelists

Writers[edit]

Authors[edit]

Editors[edit]

Poets[edit]

See also: South African poets and Afrikaans language poets

Mongane Wally Serote

Journalists[edit]

Sol Plaatje
  • Jani Allan, journalist and radio personality (born 1953)
  • John Charles Daly, television journalist, executive and game show host (1914–1991)
  • Arthur Goldstuck, journalist (born 1959)
  • Lara Logan, CBS television reporter/correspondent (born 1971)
  • Sol Plaatje, journalist and political activist (1877–1932)
  • Percy Qoboza, journalist, editorial writer, and political activist (1938–1988)
  • Barry Streek, Journalist, political activist, author, parliamentary media manager (1948–2006)
  • Eric Lloyd Williams, journalist and war correspondent (1915–1988)
  • Donald Woods, journalist and anti-apartheid activist (1933–2001)

Artists[edit]

Performing artists[edit]

Actors/Actresses[edit]

Dancers[edit]

Playwrights and film directors[edit]

Singers, musicians and composers[edit]

See also: South African musicians and South African composers

Supermodels, socialites and media personalities[edit]

Tanit Phoenix

Visual Artists[edit]

Cartoonists[edit]

Ceramists and collage artists[edit]

Painters[edit]

Thomas Baines

Photographers[edit]

Sculptors[edit]

Performance Artists[edit]

Architects[edit]

Herbert Baker, architect

Business[edit]

Legal, police and military[edit]

Political[edit]

Activists and trade unionists[edit]

Apartheid operatives[edit]

Colonial and Union Governors[edit]

See also: Dutch Cape governors, British Cape governors, Natal governors and Governors-General

Leaders and politicians[edit]

Prime Ministers and Presidents[edit]

Royalty[edit]

See also: Zulu kings

Tribal leaders and prophets[edit]

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

Atheists[edit]

Prelates, clerics and evangelists[edit]

Sport[edit]

American Football[edit]

  • Gary Anderson, kicker for Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minnesota and Tennessee (born 1959)
  • Ezra Butler, linebacker for the New York Jets (born 1984)
  • Jerome Pathon, wide receiver for Indianapolis, New Orleans and Atlanta (born 1975)
  • Naas Botha, placekicker for Dallas Cowboys (born 1958)

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

  • Steve Nash, point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers (born 1974)
  • Thabo Sefolosha, shooting guard for Chicago and Oklahoma City (born 1984)
  • Irene van Dyk, played for South Africa and New Zealand (born 1972) Netball Player

Boxing[edit]

Canoe[edit]

Cricket[edit]

See also: South African Test cricketers, South African ODI cricketers, South African Twenty20 International cricketers, South African women Test cricketers

Cycling[edit]

Golf[edit]

Motorsport[edit]

See also: South African racecar drivers and Formula One drivers

Poker[edit]

  • Raymond Rahme, the first African to reach a final table at a World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing third (born 1945)

Rugby[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Surfing[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Tennis[edit]

  • Neil Broad, seven ATP tour doubles titles and Olympic doubles silver medallist (born 1966)
  • Amanda Coetzer, 1998 Family Circle Cup (born 1971)
  • Kevin Curren, four Grand Slam doubles titles (born 1958)
  • Cliff Drysdale, player and television commentator (born 1941)
  • Roger Federer, holds both Swiss and South African citizenship (born 1981)
  • Wayne Ferreira, 1996 Canada Masters, 2000 Eurocard Open and Olympic doubles silver medallist (born 1971)
  • Ian Froman, South African-born Israeli tennis player and patron
  • Bob Hewitt, men's doubles champion: Wimbledon, French and US Open (born 1940)
  • Ilana Kloss, won 1976 US Open Women's Doubles (w/Linky Boshoff), highest world doubles ranking # 1 (born 1956)
  • Johan Kriek, 1981 and '82 Australian Open champion (born 1958)
  • Frew McMillan, men's doubles champion at Wimbledon, French and US Open (born 1942)

Triathlon[edit]

Conservationists[edit]

Travelers, adventurers and pioneers[edit]

James Edward Alexander

Criminals[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stacey Dresner and Judie Jacobson (29 December 2004). "Movers & Shakers in 2004". The Jewish Ledger. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Graeme Macpherson (11 June 2008). "Furman: I'm not going anywhere". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 20 December 2010.