Famous South Africans
Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Journalist / 1918 -
Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Track and Field Athlete / 1986 -
Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner," is a South African sprint runner who became the first amputee to compete in the Olympics in 2012. In 2013, Pistorius admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp.
Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress, Television Actress / 1975 -
Charlize Theron is a South African-born actress, best known for her roles in such films as North Country and Monster, for which she won an Academy Award.
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profile name: Nelson Mandela profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Journalist
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profile name: Oscar Pistorius profile occupation: Track and Field Athlete
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profile name: Desmond Tutu profile occupation: Archbishop
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profile name: Jacob Zuma profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: Winnie Mandela profile occupation: Activist, Government Official
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profile name: Charlize Theron profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Film Actress, Television Actress
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