Let’s get to know some of our celebrities and why they have celebrity status.

Sasha Pieterse-Sheaffer

Born: 17 February 1996 (age 24 years), Johannesburg

Sasha Pieterse-Sheaffer

Sasha Pieterse-Sheaffer is a South African-born American actress, singer and songwriter. She is known for her role as Alison DiLaurentis in the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. Upon the success of Pretty Little Liars, Pieterse earned a supporting role as Amy Loubalu in the 2011 Disney Channel film Geek Charming.

Trevor Noah

Born: 20 February 1984 (age 36 years), Johannesburg

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, political commentator, and television host. He is the current host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career as a comedian, presenter, and actor in his native South Africa in 2002

Nasty C

Born: 11 February 1997 (age 23 years), Durban

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Born David Junior Ngcobo, he is a hip hop singer-songwriter and producer who became the youngest recipient of a South African Hip Hop Award in 2015 after winning the Best Freshman Award. He has a well known single called “Way It Go” and a popular remix to his single “Juice Back.”

AB de Villiers

Born: 17 February 1984 (age 36 years), Bela-Bela

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, is a South African cricketer. In limited overs cricket he is an attacking batsman. He was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career. His name was also featured in Wisden Cricketers of the Decade at the end of 2019

jacob zuma

Born: 12 April 1942 (age 78 years), Nkandla

Key figure in the African National Congress who assumed office as the President of South Africa in 2009. He has been plagued by corruption charges for most of his political career.

Bonang Matheba

Born: 25 June 1987 (age 32 years), Mahikeng

Bonang Dorothy Matheba, is a South African television presenter, radio personality, businesswoman, producer, model and philanthropist. Born in Mahikeng, North West, she is known for her flamboyant presenting skills and her signature voice

Charlize Theron

Born: 7 August 1975 (age 44 years), Benoni

Charlize Theron is a South African actress and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, an American Cinematheque Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress

Joshua Pieters

Born o 17 September

Social media star best known for his self-titled YouTube channel and for being a member of the Caspar Lee merchandise team. He has earned over 420,000 followers on Instagram

Candice Swanepoel

Born: 20 October 1988 (age 31 years)

Candice Swanepoel was born on October 20, 1988, in Mooi River, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. She is the daughter of father Willem Swanepoel who is from Zimbabwe and mother Eileen Swanepoel (nee Green), who is from South African

Cariba Heine

Born: 1 October 1988 (age 31 years), Johannesburg

Cariba Heine is a South African-born Australian actress and dancer. She is known for her roles as Rikki Chadwick in the Network Ten show H₂O: Just Add Water, Bridget Sanchez in the third series of Blue Water High, and Caroline Byrne in A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne

Yolandi Visser

Born: 1 December 1984 (age 35 years), Port Alfred

Eccentric vocalist from South Africa best known as a member of the rave-rap crew Die Antwoord. She and the band attained viral fame following the release of their 2010 single “Enter the Ninja.”