78 Notable alumni of
University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria is 606th in the world, 10th in Africa, and 3rd in South Africa by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 78 notable alumni from the University of Pretoria sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Caster Semenya

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    Caster Semenya
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    middle-distance runnerassociation football player
    Biography

    Mokgadi Caster Semenya OIB is a South African middle-distance runner and winner of two Olympic gold medals and three World Championships in the women's 800 metres. She first won gold at the World Championships in 2009, and went on to win at the 2016 Olympics, and 2017 World Championships, where she also won a bronze medal in the 1500 metres. After the doping disqualification of Mariya Savinova, she was also awarded gold medals for the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.

  2. Maye Musk

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    Maye Musk
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    modeldietitian
    Biography

    Maye Musk is a Canadian-South African model and dietitian. Also the mother of Elon Musk, Kimbal Musk, and Tosca Musk, she has been a model for 50 years, appearing on the covers of magazines, including a Time magazine health edition, Women's Day, and Vogue. The New York Post asserted her self-earned fame by declaring she is "a star in her own right".

  3. Motsi Mabuse

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    Motsi Mabuse
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    dancertelevision presenterchoreographer
    Biography

    Motshegetsi "Motsi" Mabuse is a South African dancer currently residing in Germany. She has appeared on Let's Dance, the German version of Strictly Come Dancing, originally appearing as a professional dancer but later became a judge on the show. On 22 July 2019, it was announced that Mabuse would replace Darcey Bussell as a judge on the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing.

  4. Joost van der Westhuizen

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    Joost van der Westhuizen
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1971-2017 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Joost Heystek van der Westhuizen was a South African professional rugby union player who made 89 appearances in test matches for the national team, scoring 38 tries. He mostly played as a scrum-half and participated in three Rugby World Cups, most notably in the 1995 tournament, which was won by South Africa. He is widely regarded by South Africans as the greatest scrumhalf of all time.

  5. Handré Pollard

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    Handré Pollard
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Handré Pollard is a South African professional rugby union player who currently plays for the South Africa national team and Montpellier in France for the French Top 14. His regular playing positions are fly-half and inside-centre.

  6. Victor Matfield

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    Victor Matfield
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Victor Matfield is a South African former professional rugby union player. He played for and captained the South Africa national team (Springboks) as well as the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and the Bulls franchise in Super Rugby. He is generally considered one of the best locks to have ever played for South Africa and had a long successful partnership with Springbok and Blue Bulls teammate Bakkies Botha.

  7. Pik Botha

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    Pik Botha
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1932-2018 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatlawyer
    Biography

    Roelof Frederik "Pik" Botha, was a South African politician who served as the country's foreign minister in the last years of the apartheid era. He was nominally a liberal.

  8. Cameron van der Burgh

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    Cameron van der Burgh
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Cameron van der Burgh OIS is a retired South African competitive swimmer and hedge fund analyst. He is Africa's first home-trained world record holder and individual male Olympic Champion. He is married to long time partner Nefeli Valakelis.

  9. Herman Mashaba

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    Herman Mashaba
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Herman Samtseu Philip Mashaba is a South African politician, entrepreneur and the current president of ActionSA, a party he launched on 29 August 2020. He served as the Mayor of Johannesburg from 2016 to 2019. He is the founder of the hair product company Black Like Me. He is famous in South Africa for his life story: growing up and struggling against poverty and the apartheid government to open his own hair business, which became the biggest hair brand in South Africa, making him a millionaire. He publicly backed Mmusi Maimane in the Democratic Alliance leadership race. He wrote the autobiography Black Like You and recently he wrote his new memoir "The accidental mayor". Philosophically, he is a libertarian and "capitalist crusader" whose highest value is "individual freedom."

  10. Constand Viljoen

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    Constand Viljoen
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1933-2020 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    General Constand Laubscher Viljoen, SSA, SD, SOE, SM, MMM was a South African military commander and politician. He co-founded the Afrikaner Volksfront (Afrikaner People's Front) and later founded the Freedom Front (now Freedom Front Plus). He is partly credited with having prevented the outbreak of armed violence by disaffected white South Africans prior to post-apartheid general elections.

  11. Fourie du Preez

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    Fourie du Preez
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Petrus Fourie du Preez is a South African former professional rugby union player. He played as a scrum half for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup competition and the Bulls in Super Rugby between 2002 and 2011, and for Japanese Top League side Suntory Sungoliath between 2011 and 2016. He represented South Africa between 2004 and 2015, winning 76 caps, playing in three Rugby World Cup tournaments, and winning the 2007 competition.

  12. Naas Botha

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    Naas Botha
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Hendrik Egnatius 'Naas' Botha is a South African former rugby union player, who played for Northern Transvaal and South Africa (the Springboks).

  13. Bongani Khumalo

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    Bongani Khumalo
    Born in
    Eswatini Flag Eswatini
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Bongani Sandile Khumalo is a South African professional footballer who plays as a centre back for SuperSport United and South Africa.

  14. Pierre Spies

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    Pierre Spies
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Pierre Johan Spies is a retired South African rugby union player. He usually plays as a Number 8, but can also play as a flanker. Between 2005 and 2015, he spent the majority of his career playing Super Rugby for the Bulls and domestic South African rugby for the Blue Bulls. He also represented South Africa between 2006 and 2013.

  15. Akani Simbine

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    Akani Simbine
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Akani Simbine is a South African sprinter specializing in the 100 metres event. He was fifth at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men's 100 metres, and is the 100 metres South African record holder with a time of 9.89 seconds, set in July 2016.

  16. Antjie Krog

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    Antjie Krog
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    poetjournalistwritertranslator
    Biography

    Antjie Krog is a South African poet, philosopher, academic, and writer. In 2004, she joined the Arts faculty of the University of the Western Cape.

  17. Koos Kombuis

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    Koos Kombuis
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    writermusiciansingersongwriter
    Biography

    Koos Kombuis is a South African musician, singer, songwriter and writer who became famous as part of a group of anti-establishment maverick Afrikaans musicians, who, under the collective name of Voëlvry (directly translated meaning "Free as a bird"; in Afrikaans "voëlvry" is synonymous to the words "fugitive" and "outlaw"), toured campuses across South Africa in the 1980s, to "liberate Afrikaans from the shackles of its past". Fellow musicians of this movement were Johannes Kerkorrel and Bernoldus Niemand (James Phillips).

  18. Melinda Bam

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    Melinda Bam
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    modelbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Melinda Bam is a South African TV Personality, presenting popular TV show Pasella & Wies Jou Poppie (season 1-3), international model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss South Africa 2011, becoming the official representative of her country to Miss Universe 2012. She has a swimwear line called Bambshell, for which she worked with South African swimwear brand.

  19. Duhan van der Merwe

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    Duhan van der Merwe
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Duhan van der Merwe is a South African born rugby union player, who plays as a wing for Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland.

  20. Tshilidzi Marwala

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    Tshilidzi Marwala
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Tshilidzi Marwala is a South African mechanical engineer and computer scientist. He became Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2003 and also chairperson of System and Control Engineering in South Africa. He has previously worked at the CSIR and for South African Breweries.

  21. Natasha Mazzone

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    Natasha Mazzone
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Natasha Wendy Anita Mazzone MP OSI is a South African politician who is currently serving as Chief Whip of the Official Opposition in the National Assembly of South Africa. She has been a Member of the National Assembly, representing the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), since 2009. She was the second Deputy Federal Council Chairperson of the DA and the party's spokesperson on state capture. Mazzone was Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises and Shadow Minister of Communications.

  22. Michael R. Licona

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    Michael R. Licona
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Michael R. Licona is an American New Testament scholar and author. He is Associate Professor in Theology at Houston Baptist University and the director of Risen Jesus, Inc. Licona specializes in the Resurrection of Jesus, and in the literary analysis of the Gospels as Greco-Roman biographies.

  23. Mimi Coertse

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    Mimi Coertse
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Mimi Coertse is a South African soprano.

  24. Carel Boshoff

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    Carel Boshoff
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1927-2011 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Carel Willem Hendrik Boshoff was a South African professor of theology and Afrikaner cultural activist.

  25. Gerhard van den Heever

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    Gerhard van den Heever
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Gerhard Jacobus van den Heever is a South African-born Japanese rugby union player for the Sunwolves in Super Rugby and Kubota Spears in the Top League. His regular playing position is as a wing.

  26. Solly Msimanga

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    Solly Msimanga
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Solly Tshepiso Msimanga is a South African politician serving as the Leader of the Opposition in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature since May 2019. He has been a Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature since February 2019, having previously served from 2014 to 2016. Msimanga was the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality from 2016 to 2019 and the DA Provincial Chairperson from 2014 to 2017. He was the Democratic Alliance's Gauteng Premier candidate for the 2019 elections.

  27. Koos du Plessis

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    Koos du Plessis
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1945-1984 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    poetsingerauthorwritersongwriter
    Biography

    Jacobus Johannes du Plessis (10 May 1945 – 15 January 1984) was a prominent South African singer-songwriter and poet, colloquially known as Koos Doep. Although he received critical acclaim for much of his work, he became best known for the runaway success of a rendition of his song "Kinders van die Wind" ("Children of the Wind") by Laurika Rauch.

  28. Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

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    Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1980-2014 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    middle-distance runnerathletics competitor
    Biography

    Mbulaeni Tongai Mulaudzi was a South African middle distance runner, and the 2009 world champion in the men's 800 metres.

  29. Johannes Geldenhuys

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    Johannes Geldenhuys
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1954-2018 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    General Johannes Jacobus Geldenhuys, SSA, SD, SOE, SM, MMM (5 February 1935 – 10 September 2018) was a South African military commander who served as Chief of the South African Defence Force from 1985 to 1990.

  30. Wynand Olivier

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    Wynand Olivier
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Wynand Olivier is a South African professional rugby union footballer. He currently plays for Worcester Warriors in the English Aviva Premiership competition. His usual position is at centre.

  31. Louis Luyt

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    Louis Luyt
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1932-2013 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    rugby union playerpoliticianbusiness magnate
    Biography

    Louis Luyt was a South African business tycoon and politician, and one-time rugby administrator.

  32. Godfrey Khotso Mokoena

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    Godfrey Khotso Mokoena
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Godfrey Khotso Mokoena is a South African athlete who specializes in the long jump and triple jump.

  33. Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi

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    Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Geraldine Joslyn Fraser-Moleketi is a South African politician who was Minister of Public Service and Administration since 17 June 1999 to 25 September 2008. She was also a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress until 2007.

  34. Eugene Cussons

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    Eugene Cussons
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    primatologist
    Biography

    Eugene Cussons was the Managing Director of "Chimpanzee Eden" as well as Rescue Director of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in South Africa. He is also the host of Animal Planet's Escape to Chimp Eden, author of the book Saving Chimpanzees and is the Executive Director and Ambassador of the "Generation Now" movement.

  35. L. J. van Zyl

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    L. J. van Zyl
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Louis Jacobus van Zyl, better known as L. J. van Zyl, is a South African athlete competing in the 400 metre hurdles. He is the South African record holder in the event with a personal best of 47.66 seconds, which he achieved twice, three months apart. His time ranks him in the all-time top 25. He is a three-time African Champion in the event and competed for his country at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.

  36. Clare Akamanzi

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    Clare Akamanzi
    Born in
    Uganda Flag Uganda
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Clare Akamanzi is a Rwandan lawyer, public administrator, businesswoman and politician, who has served as the executive director and chief executive officer of the Rwanda Development Board, since 4 February 2017. The position is a cabinet-level appointment by the President of Rwanda. In the cabinet reshuffle of 31 August 2017, Akamanzi was retained in cabinet and she retained her portfolio.

  37. Amanda Strydom

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    Amanda Strydom
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    singeractor
    Biography

    Amanda Strydom is a South African singer and songwriter. Although she is known best for her singing, Strydom has also been active as a playwright and actress, most notably in the fields of cabaret and also in television.

  38. Stevens Mokgalapa

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    Stevens Mokgalapa
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Stevens Mokgalapa is a South African politician who served as the Mayor of Tshwane from 2019 to 2020. A former member of the Democratic Alliance (DA), he served as a Member of the National Assembly from 2009 to 2019. Within the DA's Shadow Cabinet, he served as Shadow Minister of International Relations and Co-operation from 2014 to 2019, as Shadow Minister of Human Settlements from 2012 to 2014, and as Shadow Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation from 2009 to 2012. He is the president of the Africa Liberal Network.

  39. Gary Botha

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    Gary Botha
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    rugby union playerrugby league player
    Biography

    Gary van Ginkel Botha is a former rugby union player, that professionally played as a hooker between 2002 and 2013. He spent the majority of his career at his home-town team the Blue Bulls and their affiliated Super Rugby team the Bulls, but he also had spells at the Sharks, at English side Harlequins and at French Top 14 side Toulouse. He also played in 12 test matches for South Africa from 2005 to 2007.

  40. Nana Oye Lithur

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    Nana Oye Lithur
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Nana Oye Lithur is a Ghanaian barrister and politician. She was the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection in Ghana from 2013 to 2017, appointed by President John Mahama after the Ghanaian general election. She is a member of the National Democratic Congress.

  41. Jacques Cronjé

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    Jacques Cronjé
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Jacques Cronjé is a South African rugby union footballer who plays as a loose forward for the Springboks and for Racing Métro 92 Paris in the French Top 14. He is the brother of Geo Cronjé, who also played for South Africa.

  42. Anselm van der Linde

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    Anselm van der Linde
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Anselm van der Linde O.Cist. is a Cistercian abbot of the common observance, an Austrian citizen born in South Africa. He was Abbot of the Territorial Abbey of Wettingen-Mehrerau from 2009 to 2018.

  43. Christof Heyns

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    Christof Heyns
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Christoffel Hendrik Heyns was a Professor of Human Rights Law, Director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria and a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. He served as United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions from 2010 to 2016. Heyns was a visiting professor at American University Washington College of Law's Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (2006–2012).

  44. Johan van Heerden

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    Johan van Heerden
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Johannes Petrus van Heerden is a Romanian rugby union player of South African background. He plays as lock, occasionally flanker and also plays DayZ.

  45. Joan Hambidge

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    Joan Hambidge
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Joan Helene Hambidge, is an Afrikaans poet, literary theorist and academic. She is a prolific poet in Afrikaans, controversial as a public figure and critic and notorious for her out-of-the-closet style of writing. Her theoretic contributions deal mainly with Roland Barthes, deconstruction, postmodernism, psychoanalysis and metaphysics.

  46. Calie Pistorius

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    Calie Pistorius
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Carl Wilhelm Irene Pistorius (born 9 August 1958) is a South African academic who is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom. He announced, on 1 August 2016, that he would be stepping down from this role at the end of January 2017. His successor at Hull is Professor Susan Lea.

  47. Kudzanai Chiurai

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    Kudzanai Chiurai
    Born in
    Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    painterprintmaker
    Biography

    Kudzanai Chiurai is a Zimbabwean artist and activist. His repertoire of art combines the use of mixed media which involves the use of paintings, drawings, videos and photographs to address and tackle social, political and cultural issues in Zimbabwe.

  48. Carrol Boyes

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    Carrol Boyes
    Years
    1954-2019 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Carrol Boyes was a South African artist, businesswoman, and former teacher that is best known as the founder of the Carrol Boyes Kitchen and eating utensil design company.

  49. Hilgard Muller

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    Hilgard Muller
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1914-1985 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Hilgard Muller, was a South African politician of the National Party, Mayor of Pretoria in 1953–1955, elected an MP in 1958, appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs after the resignation of Eric Louw in 1964. He relinquished both posts in 1977. Studying at the University of Pretoria, he obtained a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford, earning a doctorate in law. Practicing law in Pretoria, he was elected to Pretoria city council in 1951, becoming Mayor of the city two years later. He relinquished his city council seat in 1957, being elected to House of Assembly the following year for Pretoria East. He chose not to run for his seat again in 1961, instead being appointed South African ambassador in London, but returned to parliament in 1964 immediately to be appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  50. Stefan Swanepoel

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    Stefan Swanepoel
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    motivational speaker
    Biography

    Stefan J. M. Swanepoel, is an American business executive, author and real estate businessperson. He has served as president of two non-profit organizations and seven companies, including a New York-based global franchise network. He is most known as a business and trends author, having written more than 20 books and reports. His books have been listed on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

  51. Tsakane Valentine Maswanganyi

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    Tsakane Valentine Maswanganyi
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Tsakane Valentine Maswanganyi is a South African classical soprano who has an active international performance career. She first came to public notice as a member of the world-famous opera band Amici Forever. She has since appeared in concerts and operas at major performance venues internationally.

  52. Ernst Roets

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    Ernst Roets
    Occupations
    writerpolitical activistfilmmaker
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    Ernst Alex Roets is a political activist, writer and filmmaker in South Africa. He is Deputy CEO of civil rights group AfriForum and the CEO of the film production company Forum Films.

  53. Phiwa Nkambule

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    Phiwa Nkambule
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    businesspersoninternet entrepreneurinventorcomputer scientist
    Biography

    Phiwa Nkambule is a technology entrepreneur and businessperson best known for co-founding Riovic and leading it as its CEO. He previously founded Cybatar and sits on the board of the Royal Science and Technology Park.

  54. Albert Geyser

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    Albert Geyser
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1918-1985 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Albertus Stephanus Geyser (10 February 1918 – 13 June 1985) was a South African cleric, scholar and anti-apartheid theologian. Geyser became an outcast in the white Afrikaner community because of his theological opposition to apartheid and to the Broederbond, the secret male Calvinist organisation that covertly steered South African politics during the apartheid era. He obtained master's and doctoral degrees cum laude, specializing in Greek and Latin. At the age of 27 he was appointed lecturer, and a year later, professor in the Theological Faculty of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk at the University of Pretoria. Geyser contributed to the first annotated edition (1953–1958) of the Bible in Afrikaans, founded the Christian Institute, and was the first South African to be elected as a member of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.

  55. Paul Bosch

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    Paul Bosch
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Paul Bosch is a professional German rugby union player, of South African origin. He usually plays as a centre.

  56. Burger Lambrechts

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    Burger Lambrechts
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Burger Lambrechts is a South African shot putter.

  57. Anton Robert Krueger

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    Anton Robert Krueger
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Born in Phalaborwa, South Africa on 28 September 1971, Anton Robert Krueger is a South African playwright, poet and academic. His plays have been staged in South Africa, as well as in England, Wales, Australia, the USA, Monaco, Venezuela, Argentina and Chile. He has published under the pseudonyms of Martin de Porres, Robert Krueger, A.R. Krueger, Perd Booysen and Sybrand Baard (in collaboration with Werner Pretorious).

  58. Sirajuddin Hamid Yousuf

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    Sirajuddin Hamid Yousuf
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Sirajuddin Hamid Yousuf is a Sudanese diplomat and is the current Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Sudan to the Russian Federation, presenting his credentials to President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev on 16 January 2009.

  59. Amitabh Mitra

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    Amitabh Mitra
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Amitabh Mitra is an Indian-born South African physician, poet and artist, whose paintings depict dramatised stick figures.

  60. Austin Roberts

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    Austin Roberts
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1883-1948 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    ornithologistzoologist
    Biography

    Austin Roberts was a South African zoologist. He is best known for his Birds of South Africa, first published in 1940. He also studied the mammalian fauna of the region: his work The mammals of South Africa was published posthumously in 1951. The 7th edition of Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa which appeared in 2005, is the standard work on the region's birds.

  61. Charl du Plessis

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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    pianist
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    Charl Petrus du Plessis is a South African classical and jazz pianist. He is one of five South African Steinway artists and has won two South African Music Awards in 2017 and 2018. For the past 20 years he has been the pianist for South African singer-songwriter Nataniël. He is also the founder and pianist of the Charl du Plessis Trio which includes Werner Spies (bass) and Peter Auret (drums).

  62. Saurabh Sinha

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    Saurabh Sinha is an influential South African engineer and a Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg. He was previously the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. He formerly served as Director of the Carl and Emily Fuchs Institute for Microelectronics at the University of Pretoria, from which he graduated with a Ph.D. in electronic engineering.

  63. Ammiel Bushakevitz

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    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    pianist
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    Ammiel Issaschar Bushakevitz is an Israeli-South African pianist.

  64. Johannes P. Louw

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    Years
    1932-2011 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    translator
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    Johannes Petrus Louw was the editor of the Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains (UBS, 1988, with Eugene Nida); he also developed an approach to linguistics which became known as South African Discourse Analysis.

  65. Peter Johan Lor

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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    teacher
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    Peter Johan Lor was born in the Netherlands and emigrated to South Africa. He did his studies in Librarianship and Library Science at the University of Stellenbosch and the University of Pretoria in South Africa and at the University of Caen in France. He received a B.Bibl. Honors from the University of Stellenbosch as well as a Masters in Library Science from the University of Pretoria. He also was granted his D.Phil. in Library and Information Science from the University of Pretoria in 1990. In 2008, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Pretoria for his extraordinary professional work in different associations and as a professor and researcher in Library Science.

  66. Xaba Sbusiso

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    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Sbusiso Xaba is the Deputy President of Pan Africanist Congress of Azania from 2014 in South Africa.

  67. Renée Hložek

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    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Enrolled in the University of Pretoria
    2003-2005 graduated with licentiate
    Occupations
    cosmologistastronomerresearch fellow
    Biography

    Renée Hložek is a South African cosmologist, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, and an Azrieli Global Scholar within the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. She studies the cosmic microwave background, Type Ia supernova and baryon acoustic oscillations. She is a Senior TED Fellow and was made a Sloan Research Fellow in 2020.

  68. Gerhardus Pienaar

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    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    javelin thrower
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    Gerhardus "Hardus" Pienaar is a South African javelin thrower and former Junior World Champion from South Africa. His personal best throw is 84.50 metres, achieved in October 2003 in Hyderabad. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest javelin throwers in South African history.

  69. Éliane Droubry

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    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    swimmer
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    Éliane Dohi Droubry is an Ivorian international competition swimmer.

  70. Dihan Slabbert

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    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singercomposer
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    Dihan Slabbert, is a South African singer, performer, composer, producer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known as one of the lead vocalists in the South African pop group, Hi-5.

  71. Danie Faasen

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    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
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    Daniel Cornelius Faasen is a South African rugby union player.

  72. Bettine van Vuuren

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    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    zoologistuniversity teacherresearcher
    Biography

    Bettine van Vuuren is the Senior Director: Strategic Initiatives and Administration at the University of Johannesburg. She is also a Professor of Zoology and Director of the Centre for Ecological Genomics and Wildlife Conservation at the University of Johannesburg.

  73. Lydia Mugambe

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    Occupations
    judgelawyer
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    Lydia Mugambe, is the new Inspector General of Government, a Ugandan lawyer who served as judge at the High Court of Uganda between May 2013 and September 2020. She was appointed to the High Court by President Yoweri Museveni, on 3 May 2013. Lady Justice Mugambe Ssali was subsequently appointed by President Museveni as Inspector General of Government on 18th September 2020

  74. Attiya Waris

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    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    writerprofessor
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    Attiya Waris is a Kenyan Professor at Nairobi University and a writer about financing development from diverse perspectives including illicit financial flows and corporate tax reform. She has spoken up against the policy that allowed Apple to have preferential tax rates in Ireland, She argues that Ireland's tax authorities are run by the upper classes who have forgotten the plight of their country's poor.

  75. Jacques Coetzer

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    Born in
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    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Jacques Coetzer is an alt pop artist, based in South Africa. His conceptual approach fuses traditional and new media; social engagement is a key part of his practice and his projects often invite public participation. Over a span of two decades his art has evolved from sculptural object making to an action-based approach. Much of Jacques Coetzer's art employs artistic gesture, musical performance and public intervention, which he documents with photographs and video. Recent work has explored climate change philosophy and our shared relationship with nature and the environment. Coetzer works in East Africa and the United Kingdom, with Cape Town, South Africa being his primary base.

  76. Junita Kloppers-Lourens

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    politicianhistorian
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    Junita Carolina Kloppers-Lourens is a South African politician and former educationist, a Member of Parliament with the Democratic Alliance (DA). She served as the Shadow Minister of Science & Technology from 2012 to 2014.

  77. Wim Richter

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    Years
    1946-2019 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    scientist
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    Paul Wilhelm Richter was a South African chemist and principal researcher involved in bioceramic research activities. He is most widely known for his development of the bioceramic hydroxyapatite orbital implant.

  78. Marang Molosiwa

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    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    actorchild actorfilm directorphilanthropist
    Biography

    Marang Rami Molosiwa is a Botswana actor who was the host to the TV programme "Mantlwaneng". She appeared in MTV Shuga in 2020 as the only actor from Botswana.