10 SA Celebrities Who Were Not Born in South Africa


South Africa is a great place for entertainment with unique offerings for your entertainment craving palette. South Africa does also boast many celebrities who deliver on that entertainment specific craving. Surprisingly some of our favourite celebrities in South Africa were not born in South Africa. I know shocker.

Here are: 10 SA Celebrities Who Were Not Born in South Africa

10] Akin Omotoso (Nigeria)

He is a Nigerian born South African actor, writer and director best known for his role as Khaya Motene in the SABC1 soapie Generations.

09] Amanda Du Pont (Swaziland)

She is a South African actress. She was born in Swaziland, on June 26, 1988, currently resides in South Africa. In addition to acting, she is also a television anchor/host, voice over artist, model, brand ambassador, live event MC, and business woman.

08] Charlene Wittstock (Zimbabwe)

Charlene the Princess of Monaco is a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa and wife of Prince Albert II.

07] Chiedza Mhende (Zimbabwe)

She is Zimbabwean born actress and voice artist. Chiedza “Chi” Mhende moved to Cape Town in 2006 to study at AFDA. She plays the Role of Wandi on Generations: The Legacy.

06] Connie Ferguson (Botswana)

She is an actress born in Botswana. In 1994 she aired on South Africa’s most popular Soap Opera, Generations. She did return to reprise her Role as Karabo Moroka in Generations: The Legacy.

05] DJ Fresh (Botswana)

Thato Sikwane is a Botswana South African radio DJ, Music producer, entrepreneur, radio producer and television producer best known as a host on Metro FM. He was born and raised in Botswana. He first came to public attention in 1997 when he became a radio host on YFM.

04] Luthuli Dlamini (Zimbabwe)

He is a South African actor best known for his lead role as Stan Nyathi on the e.tv soapie Scandal!, from its inception in January 2005. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in England, he moved to South Africa after school to establish himself as an actor.

03] Nadia Nakai ( Zimbabwe)

Nadia Nakai Kandava, is a South African artists with a trace of Zimbabwean descent. She was born on 18 May 1990. Most of her life she was known as Nadia Dlamini, but when she was 16 she changed my surname to my mom’s. She won the Mixtape 101 competition on the ETV show Shiz Niz.

02] Paul Lee Harris (Zimbabwe)

He was born in Zimbabwe. He is a former South African cricketer who has played Test cricket as a left-arm orthodox spin bowler for the South African team since 2007.

01] Tendai Mtawarira (Zimbabwe)

He was born on the 1st August 1985 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a Zimbabwean-born South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team. He also plays for the Sharks in Super Rugby and in the Currie Cup. Mtawarira is a prop and is nicknamed “The Beast”.

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