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South Africa ranks 2,334th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Boden, Sweden, Uki, Kumamoto, and Dhaka. Memorable people born in South Africa include David Benatar, Tosca Musk, and Elana Meyer. Memorable people who died in South Africa include Ernest Leonard Johnson, Christian Gitsham, and Bill McGarry. South Africa has been the birth place of many philosophers and film directors and the death place of many astronomers and athletes. South Africa is located in South Africa.

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretch 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 the country 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 60 million people, the country is the world's 24th-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres. South Africa has three capital cities, with the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government based in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town respectively. The largest city is Johannesburg. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1966 and 1989, South Africa was the birth place of 6 globally memorable people, including David Benatar, Tosca Musk, and Elana Meyer. Additionaly, 3 globally memorable people have passed away in South Africa including Ernest Leonard Johnson, Christian Gitsham, and Bill McGarry.

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Most individuals born in present day South Africa were philosophers (1), film directors (1), athletes (1), musicians (1), and religious figures (1),  while most who died were astronomers (1), athletes (1), and soccer players (1).

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