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South Africa ranks 2,784th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Buckinghamshire, Nürtingen, and Charleville-Mézières. Memorable people born in South Africa include David Benatar, Eben Etzebeth, and Elana Meyer. Memorable people who died in South Africa include Ernest Leonard Johnson, and Christian Gitsham. South Africa has been the birth place of many philosophers, and rugby players and the death place of many astronomers, and athletes. South Africa is located in South Africa.

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini. It also completely enclaves Lesotho. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World, and the second-most populous country located entirely south of the equator, after Tanzania. South Africa is a biodiversity hotspot, with unique biomes, plant and animal life. With over 62 million people, the country is the world's 23rd-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres. Pretoria is the administrative capital, while Cape Town, as the seat of Parliament, is the legislative capital. Bloemfontein has traditionally been regarded as the judicial capital. The Constitutional Court, the country's highest court, is located in Johannesburg. Read more on Wikipedia

People

Between 1966 and 1991, South Africa was the birth place of 6 globally memorable people, including David Benatar, Eben Etzebeth, and Elana Meyer. Additionaly, 2 globally memorable people have passed away in South Africa including Ernest Leonard Johnson, and Christian Gitsham.

People Born in South Africa

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Occupations

Most individuals born in present day South Africa were philosophers (1), rugby players (1), athletes (1), musicians (1), and social activists (1),  while most who died were astronomers (1), and athletes (1).

Over the past 100 years, philosophers have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in South Africa, including David Benatar. Whereas, throughout history, philosophers have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day South Africa, including David Benatar.

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Overlapping Lives

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in South Africa since 1700.