Famous People From South Africa

The country came into existence in 1910 after the union of two British colonies and independent republics into a single Union of South Africa. Democracy cameto the country in 1994, and South Africa became a Democratic Republic Nation. South Africa has eleven official languages. Afrikaans is the most widely used language along with English and Bantu.

  • Trevor Noah Success Story

    Profile Trevor Noah is a multi-faceted personality; a South African comedian, actor, producer, writer, television host and media critic. ...
  • Kerr Neilson Success Story

    Born in South Africa and grown in Australia, Kerr Nielson is one of the most successful investment managers, best known for being the managing director and co-founder of the Platinum Asset Management. Forbes stated Kerr as the 9th richest individual in Australia, an...
  • Morné Morkel belongs to an Afrikaner family, his family members are big cricket fans. Early Life Morkel is one of the best right arm fast bowler with great and genuine pace according to a former fast bowler Allan Donald of South Africa. Allan...

  • Elon Musk Success Story

    Early Life When talent and dedication come together, the result is Elon Musk. Never one to rest on his laurels, Musk has moved from achievement to other all the time, bringing to the world a fresh idea or invention. Born in South Africa, Musk’s father was a m...
  • JP Duminy Success Story

    Synopsis JP Duminy is one of the most successful batsmen who generally occupy the top order. He is filled with all the ingredients that are required to make top notch players. Duminy is a skilled fielder and a useful change bowler.He became famous during his Under ...
  • Faf du Plessis Success Story

    Synopsis Faf Du Plessis is the Captain of the South African T20 Cricket Team, and the most well rounded player of the current team. AB de Villiers Story...

  • Patrick Soon Story

    “Tough times do not last but tough people do”. This is so true of Patrick Soon Shiong. His dedication and vision created life changing drugs, redefining practices in healthcare industry. ...

Until nineteenth-century livestock farming was the main occupation of Africans. But the discovery of the largest diamond mine Kimberley and after that world’s greatest gold reef found in Witwatersrand Johannesburg changed the occupation of people. Mining Industry still provides prime employment opportunities to South-Africans in gold, diamonds, coal, platinum and other rare metals. Along with this person of South Africa are also taking an interest in other industries such as heavy equipment assembling, automobile, food, and wine industry.

Though this piece of land has produced many gems in the field of business, politics, banking and literature but how can one forget Nelson Mandela? A world famous leader Nelson Mandela has made the country very popular. His struggles against apartheid has made him one of the most popular leaders of this era. It is the result of his terrible efforts to free the country that people today breathe in the atmosphere of freedom.

South Africa has always been the battlefield of racism and color caste system. Black people were always treated as slaves under British invasion and were always confined to limited social and economic status. Gradually some black people along with Indians attained education and from this class, a mission ”Native Colleges” emerged as education awareness among black people. Soon many of them gained popularity and became prominent leaders. They started improvement for racial equality and after freedom in 1994 black peoples held positions in leading sectors and attained a higher level of society.

Urban South Africa has high interest in support of arts, literature, graphic arts and performance arts. Many people support these to uplift the cultural heritage of South Africa.