List of South Africans

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This is a list of notable and famous 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

Cardinal Wilfred Napier

Writers[edit]

Authors[edit]

Editors[edit]

Poets[edit]

See also: South African poets and Afrikaans language poets

Mongane Wally Serote

Journalists[edit]

Sol Plaatje

Artist[edit]

Performing artists[edit]

Actors / Actresses[edit]

Dancers[edit]

Playwrights and film directors[edit]

Singers, musicians and composers[edit]


Tanit Phoenix

Models, socialites and media personalities[edit]

Visual Artists[edit]

Cartoonists[edit]

Painters[edit]

Thomas Baines

Photographers[edit]

Sculptors[edit]

Performance Artists[edit]

Architects[edit]

Herbert Baker, architect

Business[edit]

Legal, police and military[edit]

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[edit]

Activists and trade unionists[edit]


Apartheid operatives[edit]

Colonial and Union Governors[edit]

Leaders and politicians[edit]

Prime Ministers and presidents[edit]

Provincial Premiers[edit]

Homelands Leaders[edit]

Administrators of former provinces[edit]

Royalty[edit]

Kings and princes[edit]

Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo

Tribal leaders and prophets[edit]

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

Atheists[edit]

Prelates, clerics and evangelists[edit]

Sport[edit]

Conservationists[edit]

Travelers, adventurers and pioneers[edit]

James Edward Alexander

Criminals[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anonymous (17 February 2011). "Dr. Benedict Wallet Vilakazi". South African History Online. Archived from the original on 20 December 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  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.