People of South Africa

South Africa is a wonderful collection of cultures. It's a place where people live under the influence of ancient African beliefs and modern variations, Western ways and a sprinkle of Eastern tradition.

South Africa boasts a plethora of internationally celebrated authors, musicians, academics, politicians, activists, journalists etc. When you start adding it up, it’s inspiring what all sorts of South Africans have achieved in their life times. Be motivated to require more of yourself and strive to live a life worth commemorating, whether its on an international or local scale. showcases the culture and diversity of South Africans in all 11 official languages, exploring the lives of South Africans and their expertise in a multitude of fields.

Albertina Sisulu

Albertina Sisulu, affectionately called the Mother of the Nation or Ma Sisulu, is best known for being a South African anti-apartheid activist and the wife...more

Desmond Tutu

One of South Africa’s most loved icons, Desmond Tutu is most known for being a human rights activist and a 1984 Nobel Prize winner. He later became the Archbishop of Cape Town, becoming the first black African to be elected into the role....more

Dr Peter Magubane

Dr Peter Magubane, an international icon of the struggle of journalists and photographers that have worked under repressive regimes, was born on 18 January 1932...more

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is a former president of South Africa, the first to be democratically elected after the apartheid system was abolished....more

Winnie Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is most remembered for being the “Mother of the Nation” and the struggles she encountered as the wife of Nelson Mandela during his incarceration....more