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List of the most popular authors from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous South African authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable South African writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Isaac Schapera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Isaac Schapera A handbook of Tswana law and custom, Rainmaking rites of Tswana tribes, The early Cape Hottentots

14 Brutal Facts About Everyday Life In South Africa During Apartheid The Greatest Horror Books of All Time

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Rose Moss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Rose Moss The terrorist, Shouting at the crocodile, The family reunion

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Andrew Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Andrew Murray Teach Me To Pray, Not My Will, Working for God!

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William Plomer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
William Plomer Ali the lion, The South African Autobiography, Kilvert's Diary

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Ahmed Deedat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Ahmed Deedat The choice, What the Bible Says About Muhammad, Crucifixion or cruci-fiction?

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Peter Abrahams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Peter Abrahams A night of their own, Wild conquest, Return to Goli

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Basil Rathbone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Basil Rathbone In & Out of Character

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Johannes Meintjes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Johannes Meintjes Sandile, the fall of the Xhosa Nation, De La Rey--Lion of the West

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Ronald Harwood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Ronald Harwood The Dresser, Taking Sides, The Pianist and Taking Sides

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Cyril Cusack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Cyril Cusack Tar éis an aifrinn, Humour Is on Me, Between the acts and other poems

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Nadine Gordimer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Nadine Gordimer The Late Bourgeois World, A Sport of Nature, The Conservationist

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J. M. Coetzee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
J. M. Coetzee Waiting for the Barbarians, Slow Man, Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, The Essential Nelson Mandela, L'apartheid

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André Brink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
André Brink An Act of Terror, The Novel, Imaginings of Sand

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Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Athol Fugard Hello And Goodbye, Boesman and Lena, My Children! My Africa!

The Top World War I Aces of South Africa The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

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Lindsay Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Lindsay Armstrong Accidental Nanny, A Masterful Man, Playboy Lover

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Wilbur A. Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Wilbur A. Smith The Diamond Hunters, THE BURNING SHORE, Rage

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Abba Eban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Abba Eban The meaning of Jewish history, Israel in the world, Diplomacy for the next century

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Antony Sher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Antony Sher Year of the king, Primo Time, Beside Myself

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Alan Paton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Alan Paton Cry, the Beloved Country, Kontakion For You Departed

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Laurens van der Post is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Laurens van der Post The seed and the sower, The Lost World of the Kalahari, Feather Fall

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Margaret Wild is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Margaret Wild Bobbie Dazzler, Kiss kiss, Little Humpty

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Breyten Breytenbach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Breyten Breytenbach Dog Heart: A Memoir, Mouroir, Boklied

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Noel Langley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Noel Langley The Land of Green Ginger, Tales of Mystery and Revenge, Edward

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Brian Cleeve is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Brian Cleeve Judith, Cry of Morning, Tread Softly in This Place

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Bryce Courtenay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Bryce Courtenay April Fool's Day, The Power of One, Sylvia

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Janet Suzman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Janet Suzman The free state

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Samora Machel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Samora Machel Estabelecer o poder popular para servir as massas, A nossa luta, Unidade condição da vitória

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Stuart Cloete is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Stuart Cloete Watch for the dawn, Rags of glory, Gazella

The Best Soccer Players from South Africa 29 Things Worth Spending a Little Extra On

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Roy Campbell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Roy Campbell The Georgiad, The wayzgoose, Flowering rifle

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Karel Schoeman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Karel Schoeman Another country, Die Uur Van Die Engel, Die jare

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Madeleine Ker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Madeleine Ker Never Kiss A Stranger, Untitled Gabriel Book 2, The original sin

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John Kani is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
John Kani The Island, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

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Marlene Dumas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Marlene Dumas Most Wanted, Marlene Dumas, The question of human pink

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James H. McClure is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
James H. McClure The Gooseberry Fool, The Steam Pig, Snake

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Ezekiel Mphahlele is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Ezekiel Mphahlele The wanderers, Man Must Live, Es'kia

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Moira Lister is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Moira Lister The very merry widow Moira

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B. C. Forbes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
B. C. Forbes Finance, Business and the Business of Life, How to Get the Most Out of Business

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Beverley Naidoo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Beverley Naidoo No turning back, Chain of Fire, Web of Lies

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Jonathan Kent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Jonathan Kent Marguerite

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Joy Packer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Joy Packer The glass barrier, Veronica, Pack and follow

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Nicholas Wright is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Nicholas Wright His Dark Materials, Lulu, Mrs Klein

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Niki Daly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Niki Daly Vlieg^! Arend^! Vlieg Hoog!, Bettina Valentino and the Picasso Club, Die Seun Op Die Strand

The Greatest Female Novelists Ever The Best Baby Names For Twins

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David O. Sacks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
David O. Sacks The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Intolerance at Stanford

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Gcina Mhlophe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Gcina Mhlophe Our Story Magic, Stories Of Africa, Nozi^! Madrina De Libros

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Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Ernie Els El Juego Corto, Ernie Els' Guide to Golf Fitness, Juego Corto^! El - Encuadernado

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Thabo Mbeki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Thabo Mbeki Is there a national agenda and who sets it?, A nation at work for a better life, Africa's season of hope

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H. F. Maltby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
H. F. Maltby Fifty-Fifty

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Winston Ntshona is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
Winston Ntshona The Island, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead

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John Diefenbaker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from South Africa
John Diefenbaker I never say anything provocative, The wit & wisdom of John Diefenbaker, Quotations from Chairman Diefenbaker