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List of notable or famous professors from South Africa, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in South Africa and even some popular professors who immigrated to South Africa. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South African professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from South Africa is included when available.

This list has everything from J. R. R. Tolkien to Harry Edwards.

This historic professors from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African professors of note?" and "Who are the most famous professors from South Africa?" These prominent professors of South Africa may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South African professors.

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Adrian Guelke is Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was previously Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 1993 to 1995. ...more

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Age: 68

Profession: Professor, Author

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Alan Walter Whiteside OBE is a South African/British/Canadian academic, researcher and professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Professor Emeritus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is well known for his innovative work in the field of HIV and AIDS. He is widely published ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Kenya

Profession: Professor

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Carel Willem Hendrik Boshoff was a South African professor of theology and Afrikaner cultural activist. ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1927-2011)

Birthplace: Transvaal Province, South Africa

Profession: Politician, Professor

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Dennis Vincent Brutus was a South African activist, educator, journalist and poet best known for his campaign to have apartheid South Africa banned from the Olympic Games. ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1924-2009)

Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

Profession: Poet, Professor

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