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List of South Africans

 

List of South Africans

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

Contents

  • Academics 1
    • Academics 1.1
    • Medical and veterinary 1.2
    • Scientists 1.3
    • Theologians 1.4
  • Writers 2
    • Authors 2.1
    • Editors 2.2
    • Poets 2.3
    • Journalists 2.4
  • Artists 3
    • Performing artists 3.1
      • Actors/Actresses 3.1.1
      • Dancers 3.1.2
      • Playwrights and film directors 3.1.3
      • Singers, musicians and composers 3.1.4
      • Supermodels, socialites and media personalities 3.1.5
    • Visual Artists 3.2
      • Cartoonists 3.2.1
      • Ceramists and collage artists 3.2.2
      • Painters 3.2.3
      • Photographers 3.2.4
      • Sculptors 3.2.5
      • Performance Artists 3.2.6
      • Architects 3.2.7
  • Business 4
  • Legal, police and military 5
  • Political 6
    • Activists and trade unionists 6.1
    • Apartheid operatives 6.2
    • Colonial and Union Governors 6.3
    • Leaders and politicians 6.4
    • Prime Ministers and Presidents 6.5
    • Royalty 6.6
    • Tribal leaders and prophets 6.7
  • Atheists 7
  • Prelates, clerics and evangelists 8
  • Sport 9
    • American Football 9.1
    • Athletics 9.2
    • Baseball 9.3
    • Basketball 9.4
    • Boxing 9.5
    • Canoe 9.6
    • Cricket 9.7
    • Cycling 9.8
    • Golf 9.9
    • Motorsport 9.10
    • Poker 9.11
    • Rugby 9.12
    • Soccer 9.13
    • Surfing 9.14
    • Swimming 9.15
    • Tennis 9.16
    • Triathlon 9.17
  • Conservationists 10
  • Travelers, adventurers and pioneers 11
  • Criminals 12
  • Other 13
  • See also 14
  • References 15

Academics

Academics

Medical and veterinary

Scientists

Theologians

Also see: Prelates, clerics and evangelists

Writers

Authors

Editors

Poets

See also: South African poets and Afrikaans language poets

Mongane Wally Serote

Journalists

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

Performing artists

Actors/Actresses

Dancers

Playwrights and film directors

Singers, musicians and composers

See also: South African musicians and South African composers

Tanit Phoenix

Supermodels, socialites and media personalities

Visual Artists

Cartoonists

Ceramists and collage artists

Painters

Thomas Baines

Photographers

Sculptors

Performance Artists

Architects

Herbert Baker, architect

Business

Legal, police and military

Political

Activists and trade unionists

Apartheid operatives

Colonial and Union Governors

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

Leaders and politicians

Prime Ministers and Presidents

Royalty

Tribal leaders and prophets

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

Atheists

Prelates, clerics and evangelists

Sport

American Football

  • 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

Baseball

Basketball

  • 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

Canoe

Cricket

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

Cycling

Golf

Motorsport

See also: South African racecar drivers and Formula One drivers

Poker

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

Rugby

Soccer

Surfing

Swimming

Tennis

  • 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

Conservationists

Travelers, adventurers and pioneers

James Edward Alexander

Criminals

Other

See also

References

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