TOP 10 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were From South Africa


In opposition to what we realized at the 2010 World Cup, Shakira isn’t in reality South African. In any case, there are popular individuals who are. Regardless of whether they guarantee their South African legacy or it was only a spot where they were conceived, South Africa can even now consider them its own.

Also, as you’ll see, the Rainbow Nation has delivered some pretty noteworthy individuals. Here are 15 big names you didn’t understand were from South Africa.

Alright, so we realize that Charlize Theron, Candice Swanepoel and now Trevor Noah are our most noteworthy neighborhood sends out doing SA pleased however there are some other South African celebs who you might not have known are South African:


1.J.R.R. Tolkien

While the author of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy typically identifies as a British author, the successful creator of fictional languages  is actually South African.

Tolkien is a local boytjie born in Bloemfontein. His papa was a farmer and spent the first three years of his life on local soil before moving to England where his father died shortly after of rheumatic fever.

Tolkien’s father’s grave is in Bloemfontein and he also claims that SA itself influenced his writing.

Could our 11 official languages have contributed to stimulating the creative juices for the creation of the Elvish language? We think so!

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