Famous South Africans
Browse our collection of famous South Africans, including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Jacob Zuma, F.W. de Klerk, Elon Musk, Desmond Tutu, Charlize Theron and Dave Matthews.
Featured Famous South Africans
Browse our collection of some of the world's most famous South Africans, including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Jacob Zuma, Desmond Tutu, Elon Musk and Charlize Theron.
Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Writer / 1918 - 2013
Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Explorer, Inventor / 1971 -
Elon Musk is an entrepreneur known for co-founding Tesla Motors, X.com—which later became PayPal—and SpaceX, the last of which launched a landmark commercial spacecraft on May 22, 2012.
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profile name: Nelson Mandela profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Writer
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profile name: Jacob Zuma profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: Oliver Tambo profile occupation: Activist
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profile name: Elon Musk profile occupation: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Explorer, Inventor
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