Famous Born in south africa
  • Troye Sivan

    Troye Sivan is a young artist known for his prowess in both the singing and acting arenas. A South African-born Australian, the multi-talented guy has already made titular appearances in major movies such as the ˜X-Men' film ˜X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and the ˜Spud' film trilogy. As a singer-songwriter, he released the EP ˜TRXYE', which peaked at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Interested in music from an early age, he was encouraged by his parents to pursue his passion. He began his musical career even before hitting his teens with performances in the ˜Channel Seven Perth Telethon.' It was not long before he caught the public's fancy with his good looks, acting skills, and amazing voice. Soon enough he became a teenage sensation with fan followings not just in Australia but also across the globe. The release of his debut album in 2015 catapulted the young man to even greater success. In addition to being an actor and a singer, Troye is also a highly popular YouTube personality with millions of followers.

    Troye Sivan

  • Sasha Pieterse

    Sasha Pieterse is a South-African born American actress and singer-songwriter. She also had a modeling career in her early days and still models for some of the top fashion magazines. She rose to fame when she bagged her first major role in ABC's television series ˜Pretty Little Liars' at the age of 13, as Alison DiLaurentis, becoming the youngest person to be cast in the show. She also had a supporting role in Disney Channel's film, ˜Geek Charming' in 2011, as Amy Loubalu. She also famously starred in the 2013 teen comedy film, ˜G.B.F', which was a major commercial and critical success. Sasha signed a deal with a record label named Dan Franklin Music and released her first debut single ˜This country is badass' on April 12, 2013 quoting that she loves this country [America] and would never have been able to be where she is today, if it wasn't in America.

    Sasha Pieterse

  • Nelson Mandela

    Ironically, his baptized forename, ˜Rolihlahla' meaning ˜troublemaker', blended well with his personality over the growing years as Nelson Mandela caused serious trouble to the government of South Africa, through this anti-apartheid movement and revolutionary ways. Inheriting the ˜proud rebelliousness' and ˜sense of fairness from his father, Mandela was raised in a Methodist Christian community. Ever since a young age, he was actively involved in anti-colonial politics, which led to his joining the ANC. The admittance was a historic one not only in the life of Mandela but that of every countrymen of South Africa, as it eventually led to a discrimination-free country. Inspired by Gandhi and committed to non-violent struggle, Mandela however moved to armed struggle after a phase of time. This was basically due to failure of non-violent protest against apartheid and increasing repression and violence from the state. In his 67 years long political career, Mandela led numerous movements, and was arrested, convicted and imprisoned various times, the longest being the 27 years life imprisonment. However, all the pain was worth it as year 1994 marked the end of apartheid and holding of multi-racial elections. What's more, Mandela became the inaugural President of the country (apart from being the first black South African to hold the office). Probably, this is why he is referred to by numerous titles, including ˜the father of the nation', ˜the founding father of democracy', ˜the national liberator, the saviour, its Washington and Lincoln rolled into one'.

    Nelson Mandela

  • Elon Musk

    Elon Musk is one of the greatest and most prolific modern inventors and is responsible for monumental advancements in futuristic technology like renewable energy and space travel. Many of his innovations seem to be right out of a science-fiction movie, but throughout his career he has brought about huge scientific breakthroughs. After making his first fortune from the internet payment service ˜PayPal', he invested $100 million in his space travel company, ˜SpaceX' and began building satellites, launch vehicles and other spacecraft both for NASA and for his own company, creating new milestones with his privately funded spacecraft. Many of his revolutionary ideas and inventions focus on space travel, renewable energy, commercial electric cars and other technologies, that look to a future where fossil fuels and other resources may be in shorter supply. His futuristic and visionary ideas have won him both scientific and philanthropic recognition and awards. The pop culture sometimes portrays him as a sort of real life super hero, dedicated to providing worldwide solutions to international problems. Musk looks to the future, hopes for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe and continues to plan far-reaching futuristic goals such a human colony on Mars. Scroll down to learn all about this illustrious personality.

    Elon Musk

  • Candice Swanepoel

    Never in her dreams had she ever imagined of entering the glamour world, as the fashion industry ruling in Europe and America was far away for this charming, sweet little farm girl from South Africa. However, the fashion capitals of the world had been waiting for someone, whose drop dead gorgeous looks could represent their brands and products. Candice Swanepoel grew as one of the most successful and sexiest models in the fashion business, becoming the most sought-after superstar. Soon after she was discovered, her career touched new heights with every new assignment and contract, placing her among the top earning models across the globe. She has been a cover model for some of the most popular fashion magazines and has endorsed a large number of fashion brands in their advertisements. Numerous talent agencies across Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Australia, England and United States have signed her for their clients. Besides, she has been associated with the most prestigious lingerie retail chain, Victoria's Secret, walking the ramp on various occasions and shooting for its commercials. By flaunting a figure to die for, this blue-eyed blonde model has been listed among the top in different beauty-related polls conducted by various organizations.

    Candice Swanepoel

  • Joshua Pieters

    Joshua Pieters is a South African social media star and cricketer. Better known as Josh, he has mostly played for the 'South Western Districts' Under-19 cricket team. Now, he does not play the game much, and is more focused toward his social media career. Joshua has two 'YouTube' channels, which host numerous prank, challenge, vlogs, and other fun related content. He has also appeared on famous YouTuber and his best friend <a title='Caspar Lee' href='/famous/caspar-lee.htm'>Caspar Lee</a>'s channel. Josh and Caspar have collaborated several times to entertain people through vlogs. Josh is also a member of Caspar's personalized clothing line.

    Joshua Pieters

  • Charlize Theron

    Charlize Theron is an academy award wining actress who is as much appreciated for her acting skills as she is admired for her glowing beauty. She is best known for her roles in the movies ˜The Devil's Advocate', ˜The Cider House Rules', and the critically acclaimed ˜Monster'. She is very dedicated to her profession and never gives second thoughts to dropping her glamorous image for a role that requires her to look ugly or unkempt. Despite being one of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses she gladly took on the unglamorous role of playing a serial killer in the movie ˜Monster' which won her several awards and accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress. Success did not come easily to this talented woman. Born in South Africa, she endured a difficult childhood; her drunkard father was shot at and killed by her mother in self-defence. In spite of all the difficulties, her mother encouraged her to move to the United States and pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. She met a talent agent in a quirky incident at a bank, and soon landed a small role in a film. Eventually she started getting bigger roles and rose to prominence during the late 1990s with films that were big hits at the box office.

    Charlize Theron

  • Rebecca Holly

    Fitness celebrity, model and personal trainer with more than 400,000 followers to her rebecca_holly_ Instagram account.

    Rebecca Holly

  • Cariba Heine

    Cariba Heine is an Australian-South African actress and dancer. She is best known for her role in the television series, ˜H20: Just Add Water.' In the series, she played the role of a rebellious young girl with supernatural powers. She was born in Johannesburg to a showgirl mother, which initiated her early interest in performing arts. The family moved to Australia when Cariba was three years old. She started training in various dance forms early in her life, and later learned acting and singing. She grew up to become a reputed dancer. She toured around Australia and the USA doing stage shows. Her musical career hit a roadblock when she suffered a hip injury. Thereafter, she turned to acting and in 2006, she had her career breakthrough with ˜H20: Just Add Water.' She followed it up with television drama ˜Blue Water High' and a TV film ˜A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne.'

    Cariba Heine

  • Stefan Benz

    Original singer-songwriter as well as cover artist with his own singles called "Prove 'Em Wrong," "Christmas" and "Get Over You." His top YouTube cover was of the Richard Marx song "Right Here Waiting."

    Stefan Benz

  • Trevor Noah

    Trevor Noah is a South African actor, comedian, writer, TV host, and political commentator. He is best known for hosting Comedy Central's ˜The Daily Show' since September 2015. He is also popular as the host and creator of the show ˜Tonight with Trevor Noah' on DStv and M-Net. Noah, who was the runner-up on the fourth season of the reality dancing competition show ˜Strictly Come Dancing,' is one of the most sought-after hosts in the entertainment industry. Till date, he has hosted a number of South African and American TV programs, talk shows, and more. The South African star was listed in Time magazine's ˜100 most influential people' in 2018. Noah is a polyglot as he speaks multiple languages, such as English, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana, Afrikaans and German. On a personal note, he is of mixed heritage as his father is white and mother is black.

    Trevor Noah

  • Chané Grobler

    Lip-sync content creator on the app TikTok who also posts comedy and videos about the latest trends. She reached the 100,000 fan milestone in October of 2018. 

    Chané Grobler