People of Kimberley
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This is a list of the famous and notable people from Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.
List of famous people from Kimberley, Northern Cape
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- Benny Alexander, who adopted the name Khoisan X, General Secretary of the Pan Africanist Congress
- Diane Awerbuck, South African novelist.
- Frances Baard, trade-unionist who grew up in Kimberley - and after whom the District Municipality is named.
- Xenophon Constantine Balaskas, Springbok cricketer, 1930-1939.
- Barney Barnato
- Alfred Beit
- Benjamin Bennett, author.
- Dr Rudolph Bigalke, director of the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (Pretoria), 1927 to 1962.
- Rudolph Carl Bigalke, zoologist and one-time director of the McGregor Museum.
- Collin Bosman 2010 FiFa World Cup Coordinator for Sol Plaatje Municipality Base Camp for Team URUGUAY.
- Charl Bouwer, paralympic swimmer and 2012 gold medallist, born in Kimberley
- Louis Cohen. author of Reminiscences of Kimberley (1911).
- Clive Derby-Lewis, politician, imprisoned for his role in the assassination of Chris Hani. Born in Cape Town but grew up in Kimberley.
- Manne Dipico
- Frank Dobbin, rugby player
Fortune Osmar Edward World Class Cyclist
- Kgosi Galeshewe, BaTlhaping leader and anti-colonial resistance leader.
- Henry Richard Giddy, member of the Red Cap Party that led the rush on Colesberg Kopje or 'New Rush', later Kimberley
- Howard Hasi
- Dorian Haarhoff
- Richard Henyekane, South African football striker.
- William Benbow Humphreys (1889-1965), politician, founder of and principal benefactor behind Kimberley's William Humphreys Art Gallery, and recipient of the Freedom of the City of Kimberley.
- Victor Khojane, otherwise known as Dr Victor, reggae and R&B musician
- Aggrey Klaaste, Editor of The Sowetan, grew up in Kimberley.
- Bernard Klisser, after whom the Kimberley suburb Klisserville is named.
- Jbe' Kruger, golfer.
- Gavin 'George' Kester, a mathematical genius and Italian pioneer.
- George Labram, De Beers Engineer who designed and built Long Cecil.
- Richard Liversidge, ornithologist and museum director.
- Gail Nkoane Mabalane, actress, model and singer
- Phakamile Mabija, anti-apartheid activist.
- Adolph Malan, better known as Sailor Malan, famed World War II RAF fighter pilot and later leading member of the anti-Apartheid Torch Commando and Springbok Legion in South Africa.
- Brian Marajh, Bishop of George.
- Manie Maritz, Boer general.
- Z.K. Matthews, President of the African National Congress, spent his youth in Kimberley.
- Sarah Gertrude Millin, author, spent her formative years, 1888–1912, in Kimberley and the nearby Waldeck's Plant.
- Harold Arthur Morris, Freeman of Kimberley.
- Karen Muir, Olympic medalist (swimming).
- Gideon "Mgibe" Nxumalo - Jazz pianist, arranger, composer.
- Sol Plaatje
- Dipuo Peters, second Premier of the Northern Cape Province.
- Frank Templeton Prince, poet.
- Cecil Rhodes
- J.B. Robinson
- Dr Donald Ross, cardiac surgeon
- Bevil Rudd, Olympic medalist (athletics).
- Charles Rudd
- A.H.M. Scholtz, author.
- Olive Schreiner, author, who lived in Kimberley 1894-1897.
- Robert Sobukwe, founder of the Pan Africanist Congress.
- Richard Southey (colonial administrator)
- Henrietta Stockdale
- Lilian Skirving, Voice teacher, died 1978
- Jimmy Tau, football player and Kaizer Chiefs captain
- William Timlin, artist and architect, responsible for many notable Kimberley buildings.
- Zulu theko,also mined in kimberly
Christie v Staden, baritone, grew up in Kimberley