Famous People From South Africa. Famous People ». Nationality ». Find out more about the greatest South Africans, including Elon Musk, Charlize Theron, Nelson Mandela, Oscar Pistorius and Candice Swanepoel.What is South Africa known for?
Compared to several other countries, South Africa is a young country, having become a Republic only in 1961. However, in spite of all the difficulties, South Africans have contributed immensely to the development of the world in the fields of literature, philosophy, science and fine arts.Who are South Africa's most influential people?
14 Fantastic South Africans have been named as Africa’s Most Influential People including Elon Musk, Trevor Noah, Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya. According to the magazine’s editor, the term “influential” is defined as a person whose work or activity causes transformation outside of their main calling.Who are South Africa’s greatest heroes and icons?
Father and son nominations went to the current South African president, Thabo Mbeki and his father Govan Mbeki. Only 32 people who made the final 100 are deceased as voters have clearly favoured recent heroes and icons in South African history. Those who have been dead the longest, are Jan van Riebeeck and Shaka Zulu.