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Great South Africans, Top 100, 2004

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  • President Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela, Nobel Laureate (1918 - 2013)
    Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela (fondly known by his amaXhosa clan name, ‘Madiba’), served 27 years in an Apartheid Prison on Robben Island, emerging to become South Africa’s first democratically elected...

Great South Africans Great South Africans was a South African television series that aired on SABC3 and hosted by Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu and Denis Beckett. In September 2004, thousands of South Africans took part in an informal nationwide poll to determine the "100 Greatest South Africans" of all time. Votes were cast by telephone, SMS, and the website of the state-run South African Broadcasting Corporation television channel, SABC3, which aired a series of profiles and documentaries in the weeks leading up to the announcement of the top 100. The programme was modeled on the BBC's Greatest Britons series.

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  • "Die Burger, Maandag 27 September 2004, p. 3: SA se gewildste is Nelson Mandela". 152.111.1.87. 27 September 2004. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  • "Die Burger, Donderdag 24 Junie 2004, p. 3: SABC3 soek met kompetisie SA se vyftig heel grootstes". 152.111.1.87. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  • "Die Burger, Vrydag 15 Oktober 2004, p. 6: Uitsaaibaas: Wyer deelname is nodigSABC3 staak reeks oor 'grootste' SA burgersSAUK oorval deur klagtes oor omstrede lys met top-honderd". 152.111.1.87. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  • "Die Burger, Maandag 18 Oktober 2004, p. 3: Top-100 'wys hoe demokrasie werk'". 152.111.1.87. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  • Independent Newspapers Online (14 June 2004). "Have you nominated your great South African?". IOL.co.za. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  • "Die Burger, Vrydag 15 Oktober 2004, p. 9: SAUK staak omstrede program oor top-100". Die Burger. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  • "The 10 Greatest South Africans of all time". BizCommunity. 27 September 2004. Retrieved 31 March 2017.

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Great South Africans

  • Nelson Mandela, first president of post-Apartheid South Africa and joint Nobel Peace Prize winner (1918–2013)
  • Christiaan Barnard, pioneering heart transplant surgeon (1922–2001)
  • F. W. de Klerk, former president and joint Nobel Peace Prize winner (1936–)
  • Mahatma Gandhi, political activist (1869–1948)
  • Nkosi Johnson, child HIV/AIDS activist who died of the disease (1989–2001)
  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician and 2nd wife of Nelson Mandela (1936–2018)
  • Thabo Mbeki, second president of post-Apartheid South Africa (1942–)
  • Gary Player, golfer (1935–)
  • Jan Smuts, statesman (1870–1950)
  • Desmond Tutu, cleric and Nobel Peace Prize winner (1931–)
  • Hansie Cronje, cricketer (1969–2002)
  • Charlize Theron, actress and Academy Award winner (1975–)
  • Steve Biko, political activist (1946–1977)
  • Shaka Zulu, founder of the Zulu nation (1787–1828)
  • Mangosuthu Buthelezi, politician and a Zulu prince (1928–)
  • Tony Leon, politician (1956–)
  • Brenda Fassie, singer (1964–2004)
  • Mark Shuttleworth, Web entrepreneur, founder of Thawte, distributor of Ubuntu Linux and second fee paying space tourist (1973–)
  • Hendrik Verwoerd, former prime minister and primary architect of Apartheid (1901–1966)
  • Chris Hani, political activist who was Secretary General of the SACP when he was assassinated (1942–1993)
  • Bonginkosi Dlamini, also known as "Zola", poet, actor and musician (1977–)
  • Patricia de Lille, politician (1951–)
  • Johnny Clegg, also known as "The White Zulu", musician (1953–)
  • Helen Suzman, stateswoman (1917–2009)
  • Eugène Terre'Blanche founder of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (1941–2010)
  • Pieter-Dirk Uys political satirist and entertainer (1945–)
  • Paul Kruger, four times president of South African Republic (1825–1904)
  • Anton Rupert, businessman and environmentalist (1916–2006)
  • Jonty Rhodes, cricketer (1969–)
  • Leon Schuster, filmmaker, comedian, actor and prankster (entertainer)
  • Oliver Tambo, political activist who spent 30 years in exile (1917–1993)
  • Steve Hofmeyr, (1964-) musician and actor
  • Walter Sisulu, political activist (1912–2003)
  • Cyril Ramaphosa, fifth president of post-Apartheid South Africa, politician and businessman (1952-)
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, English author (wrote Lord of the Rings) (1892–1973)
  • Beyers Naude, cleric and anti-apartheid activist (1915–2004)
  • Ernie Els, golfer (1969–)
  • Miriam Makeba, musician (1932–2008)
  • Patrice Motsepe, (1962) businessman
  • Trevor Manuel, (1956-) draftsman, minister of finance and politician
  • Albert Luthuli, cleric, politician and 1960 Nobel Peace Prize winner (1898-1967)
  • Robert Sobukwe, former political activist and founder of the PAC (1924–1978)
  • Tokyo Sexwale, (1953-) politician and businessman
  • Danny Jordaan, (1951-) politician and soccer administrator
  • Fatima Meer, (1928-2010) scientist and political activist
  • Ahmed Kathrada, (1929-2017) political activist
  • Joe Slovo, communist politician (1926–1995)
  • Natalie du Toit, (1984-) disabled olympic swimmer
  • Jomo Sono, (1955-) soccer coach
  • Francois Pienaar, (1967-) captain of the Springboks, the winning team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup
  • John Kani, (1943-) actor, entertainer, writer, and Tony Award Winner
  • Penny Heyns, olympic swimmer
  • Jeremy Mansfield, radio and TV personality
  • Lucas Radebe, (1969-) former Bafana Bafana and Leeds United soccer captain
  • Mamphela Ramphele, (1947-) political activist, academic, businesswoman and mother to the son of Steve Biko
  • Cecil Rhodes, (1853-1902) businessman and Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1853–1902)
  • Albertina Sisulu, political activist and wife of Walter Sisulu (1919–2011 )
  • Aggrey Klaaste, (1940-2004) journalist and editor who advocated Nation Building during the struggle years
  • Alan Paton, author (1903–1988)
  • Harry Oppenheimer, businessman (1908–2000)
  • Zackie Achmat, (1962-) HIV positive AIDS activist and critic of government AIDS policies
  • Doctor Khumalo, (1967-) soccer player
  • Jan van Riebeeck, first colonial administrator (1619–1677)
  • Bruce Fordyce, ultra-marathon runner
  • Enoch Sontonga, teacher, lay-preacher and composer wrote "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika"
  • Zola Budd, athlete (1966–)
  • Sol Plaatje, journalist and political activist (1877–1932)
  • Danie Craven, rugby player and administrator (1910–1994)
  • Alan Boesak, (1946-) cleric and politician
  • Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, talk show host, public speaker and businesswoman
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka, (1965-) musician
  • "Baby" Jake Matlala, (1962-2013) boxer and junior flyweight champion
  • Kaizer Motaung, (1944-) founder of Kaizer Chiefs Football Club
  • Basetsana Kumalo, (1974-) former Miss South Africa, presenter and businesswoman
  • Antjie Krog, (1952-) poet, novelist and playwright
  • Dullah Omar, (1934-2004) politician
  • Mandoza, (1978-2016) musician
  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, (1949-) politician and former wife of Jacob Zuma
  • Raymond Ackerman, (1931-) businessman
  • Nadine Gordimer, 1991 Nobel Prize-winning author (1923–2014)
  • Daniel François Malan, former Prime Minister responsible for laying the groundwork for Apartheid (1874–1959)
  • Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, politician (1940–2010)
  • James Barry Munnik Hertzog, former Prime Minister (1866–1942)
  • Hector Pieterson, a young boy whose death has become the symbol of the Soweto uprisings of June 1976
  • Sewsunker "Papwa" Sewgolum, (1930-1978) golfer
  • William Smith, TV teacher and presenter
  • P. W. Botha, (1916-2006) former prime minister and state president (1916–2006)
  • Hugh Masekela, (1939-2018) musician
  • Bulelani Ngcuka, (1954-) politician
  • Jody Scheckter, Formula One world champion (1950–)
  • George Bizos, (1928-) lawyer
  • Ngema, (1954-) playwright, actor, choreographer and director
  • PJ Powers, musician
  • Mimi Coertse, (1932-) musician
  • Mrs Ples, the oldest hominid skull found at Sterkfontein cave
  • Abdullah Ibrahim, aka "Dollar Brand", (1934-) musician
  • Govan Mbeki, (1910-2001) political activist and father of Thabo Mbeki
  • Jamie Uys, film director (1921–1996)
  • Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, (1886-1957) artist
  • Athol Fugard, playwright (1932–)
  • Lucky Dube, Reggae Musician (1964-2007)