Famous Journalists from South Africa

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

List includes Johannes Kerkorrel, Helen Zille and more.

This historic journalists from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from South Africa?" These prominent journalists 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 journalists.

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  • Alba Bouwer
    Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)
    • Birthplace: South Africa
    Albertha Magdalena Bouwer (16 March 1920 – 5 October 2010) was a South African Afrikaans-writing journalist and author. She is best known for her series of children's stories about the experiences of ...more
    • Birthplace: Cathcart, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Allister Haddon Sparks (10 March 1933 – 19 September 2016) was a South African writer, journalist, and political commentator. He was the editor of The Rand Daily Mail when it broke Muldergate, the ...more
    • Birthplace: Kroonstad, South Africa
    Antjie Krog (born 23 October 1952) is a South African poet, academic, and writer. In 2004, she joined the Arts faculty of the University of the Western Cape.
  • Arthur Goldstuck (born 1959) is a South African journalist, media analyst and commentator on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Internet and mobile communications and technologies.
  • Arthur Maimane
    Dec. at 73 (1932-2005)
    • Birthplace: South Africa
    John Arthur Mogale Maimane (5 October 1932 – 28 June 2005), better known as Arthur Maimane, was a South African journalist and novelist.
  • B. C. Forbes
    Dec. at 73 (1880-1954)
    • Birthplace: New Deer, United Kingdom
    Bertie Charles Forbes (; May 14, 1880 – May 6, 1954) was a Scottish-born American financial journalist and author who founded Forbes magazine.