Famous South Africans

Can you name those famous South Africans?
includes people born in South Africa, having South African citizenship, or having strong ties to South Africa
Quiz by Gassu
Last updated: January 13, 2020
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First submittedJanuary 13, 2020
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First post-Apartheid leader of South Africa
Nelson Mandela
Wife of the above (enter her first name)
Winnie Mandela
Last Apartheid president who helped transform the country into a democracy
F. W. de Klerk
Cleric, theologian, and human rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize
Desmond Tutu
Comedian and current host of The Daily Show
Trevor Noah
2nd President of South Africa, also the first to have resigned
Thabo Mbeki
First black captain of the Springboks, he helped win the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Siya Kolisi
Former Paralympic sprinter who got convicted of murdering his girlfriend
Oscar Pistorius
He conducted the first successful human-to-human heart transplant
Christiaan Barnard
This golfer won nine major championships
Gary Player
Victoria's Secret model and one of the top-earning in her field
Candice Swanepoel
Warrior king who united the Zulu tribes
Shaka Zulu
People tied to South Africa
Leader best-known for his non-violent resistance against the colonialists
Mohandas Gandhi
This tennis player has won a record 20 Grand Slams
Roger Federer
Ardent believer of British imperalism who wanted a Cape to Cairo Railway
Cecil Rhodes
CEO of Tesla and SpaceX with a hilarious Twitter feed
USA, Canada
Elon Musk
High-paid actress known for The Devil's Advocate or Monster
Charlize Theron
Writer of fantasy works such as The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Canadian NBA player named MVP in 2005 and 2006
Steve Nash
Former Olympic swimmer who married the Prince of Monaco
Charlene of Monaco
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