This is Dr. Christian Barnard. He performed the world's first human heart transplant operation on 3 December 1967 in S. Africa. The patient was a 54-year-old man suffering from incurable heart disease. Barnard later wrote, "If a lion chases you to the bank of a river filled with crocodiles, you will leap in, convinced you can swim to the other side." The donor heart came from a woman who had been brain damaged in an accident.  The doctor marveled, 'It works.' The patient lived for 18 days.

Christiaan Neethling Barnard November 1922 – 2 September was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant assisted by his brother, Marius Barnard.

South Africa's Dale Steyn bowls during the first cricket test match against England at the Oval cricket ground in London July 22, 2012.

South Africa's Dale Steyn bowls during the first cricket test match against England at the Oval cricket ground in London July

Is this a bird? Is this an airplane? Oh no! It's Jonty Rhodes. The flying cricketer.

'' Jonty Rhodes, fielder, South Africa'' # Cricket-My First Love #

Hansie Cronje: Wessel Johannes "Hansie" Cronje (25 September 1969 – 1 June 2002) was a South African cricketer and captain of the South African national cricket team in the 1990s. Died in a plane crash.

Famous South Africans - Hansie Cronje: Wessel Johannes "Hansie" Cronje September 1969 – 1 June was a South African cricketer and captain of the South African national cricket team in the Died in a plane crash.

kan die SAUK onthou maar wie is hierdie gesig??

kan die SAUK onthou maar wie is hierdie gesig? Dit is Edwill van Aarde.

Balthazar Johannes Vorster (13 Desember 1915 tot 10 September 1983) het dr. Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd met laasgenoemde se sluipmoord op 6 September 1966 opgevolg as Eerste Minister van Suid-Afrika en so die sewende Eerste Minister sedert Uniewording geword. Hy was ook 'n kort tydperk van 1978 tot 1979 Staatspresident van Suid-Afrika.

Balthazar Johannes Vorster (13 Desember 1915 tot 10 September 1983) het dr. Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd met laasgenoemde se sluipmoord op 6 September 1966 opgevolg as Eerste Minister van Suid-Afrika en so die sewende Eerste Minister sedert Uniewording geword. Hy was ook 'n kort tydperk van 1978 tot 1979 Staatspresident van Suid-Afrika.

Thomas Cullinan (1862 – 1936), prospector and entrepeneur, established the Premier (Transvaal) Diamond Mining Company in Kimberley, South Africa. It was then the largest diamond mine in the world yielding many of the world's most fanous diamonds including the Cullinan rough weighing 3,106ct.

Learn more of the famous people in the South African diamond industry, past and present including Cecil John Rhodes and the Oppenheimer family.

Shaun Tomson - A a former World Surfing Champion, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, environmentalist and successful entrepreneur.  A native of South Africa, he spent fourteen years on the Professional Tour, winning surfing competitions all over the world.

August is a South African professional surfer and former world champion, environmentalist, actor, author and businessman.

The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, former Archbishop of South Africa and Nobel Peace Laureate, took his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at King's in the 1960s

The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, former Archbishop of South Africa and Nobel Peace laureate, took his bachelor's and master's degrees at King's in the

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