Famous Entrepreneurs from South Africa

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

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Anthony Edward Rupert was a South African billionaire businessman, philanthropist, and conservationist. He was born and raised in the small town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape. He studied in Pretoria and ultimately moved to Stellenbosch, where he established the Rembrandt Group and where it still has its headquarters. He died in his sleep at his home in Thibault Street, Stellenbosch at the age of 89, and is survived by a son Johann, a daughter Hanneli and five grandchildren. His wife and his youngest son, Anthonij, pre-deceased him. In 1966, he was mentioned as a possible candidate for Prime Minister as a part of a "Verwoerd must go" campaign. The Cape Province section of the ruling ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1916-2006)

Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

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Roger Brett Kebble was a South African mining magnate with close links to factions in the ruling political party, the African National Congress. Kebble was born in the mining town of Springs, on the East Rand. He matriculated from St. Andrew's School, Bloemfontein, in 1981, and then went on to the University of Cape Town, from where he graduated in 1986. His first job was as an articled clerk for Mallinicks, which has since merged with, and become part of, Webber Wentzel, in Cape Town in the late 1980s. He was involved in the sale by Anglo American of its JCI gold assets to Mzi Khumalo in 1995, but the partnership ended soon after. In August 2005 he was deposed from the companies he ran, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 41 (1964-2005)

Birthplace: Springs, South Africa

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Colin Cowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from South Africa
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Colin Andrew Wilkie Cowie is a South African lifestyle guru and party planner to the stars, television personality and writer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia

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David Bale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Entrepreneurs from South Africa
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David Charles Howard Bale was an English entrepreneur and an environmentalist animal rights activist. He was the father of actor Christian Bale and the husband of Gloria Steinem. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1941-2003)

Birthplace: South Africa

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