Famous Film Directors from South Africa

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List of famous film directors from South Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. South Africa has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best South African directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of South Africa and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List features items like Percival Rubens and Dirk DeVilliers.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best South African directors?" and "Which directors are from South Africa?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of South Africa in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented South African directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Aryan Kaganof is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

    Aryan Kaganof Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Ashley Lazarus South Africa

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    Athol Fugard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

    Athol Fugard Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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    Bruce Fordyce China, Hong Kong

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Cape Town, South Africa

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    Cedric Sundstrom Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Daniel Bruce Cape Town, South Africa

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    South Africa, Cape Town

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    South Africa

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    David Millin Cape Town, South Africa

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    Dirk DeVilliers

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    Elaine Proctor Johannesburg, South Africa

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    François Verster Bloemfontein, South Africa

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    Gavin Hood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

    Gavin Hood Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Cape Town, South Africa

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    East St. Louis, Illinois, United States of America

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    Cape Town, South Africa

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    Kimberley^! Northern Cape, South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Ian Gabriel

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    South Africa

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    Jamie Uys is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

    Jamie Uys Boksburg, South Africa

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    Jans Rautenbach Boksburg, South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Durban, South Africa

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    New Brighton, Eastern Cape

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    South Africa

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    South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Berlin, Germany

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    South Africa

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    South Africa

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    Katinka Heyns

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    Pretoria, South Africa

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    Kevin Singh Durban, South Africa

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    Konstandino Kalarytis Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Laurence Harvey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

    Laurence Harvey Joniškis, Lithuania

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    Vereeniging, South Africa

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    Lev David South Africa

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    Lionel Friedberg

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    South Africa, Pretoria

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    Louis Hayward is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from South Africa

    Louis Hayward Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Marc Furmie South Africa

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    Johannesburg, South Africa

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