South African

Niykee Heaton

by stlucas on January 21, 2017

Birth Name: Nicolet Aleta Heaton

Place of Birth: Geneva, Illinois, U.S

Date of Birth: December 4, 1994

*English, German (father)
*South African [English, possibly other] (mother)

Niykee Heaton is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and model. She was born in Geneva, Illinois, to a South African mother, Veronica E., and an American father, Joel Ray Heaton. She has a brother, Cheyne, and had a sister, Rachel Pearl.

Niykee’s paternal grandparents are Glen Norman Heaton and Doris Hunsaker.

Niykee’s maternal grandparents are Wallace Taylor and Aletta. They are both from South Africa.



Bryan Habana

by andrew on August 29, 2016

Birth Name: Bryan Gary Habana

Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa

Date of Birth: 12 June, 1983

Ethnicity: Cape Coloured

Bryan Habana is a South African rugby union player. He is the son of Faith and Bernard James “Bernie” Habana. He is an Afrikaans-speaker.

A picture of Bryan with his father can be seen here.

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Xavier Naidoo

by Manila on March 9, 2016

Radio Regenbogen Awards 2015

Birth Name: Xavier Kurt Naidoo

Place of Birth: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany (now part of Germany)

Date of Birth: October 2, 1971

*German, Indian (father)
*Egyptian (mother)

Xavier Naidoo is a German singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actor. His father, Rausammy Naidoo, is a South African immigrant, of German and Indian descent. His mother, Eugene, is also a South African immigrant, of Egyptian descent.


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Reece Ritchie

by follers on October 20, 2014

"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" World Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Reece Dominic Ritchie

Place of Birth: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 July, 1986

Ethnicity: Afro-South African, English

Reece Ritchie is a British actor.

Reece’s father left South Africa as a child because of Apartheid, and has African ancestry (it is unclear if Reece’s father is of fully or partially African descent).

Reece’s mother is English and caucasian.

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Nelson Mandela

by ethnic on December 5, 2013

Birth Name: Rolihlahla Mandela

Date of Birth: 18 July, 1918

Place of Birth: Mvezo, Cape Province, Union of South Africa

Date of Death: 5 December, 2013

Place of Death: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Ethnicity: Thembu (Xhosa) South African

Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist. He is remembered as the man who ended apartheid in South Africa. He served as the 1st President of South Africa, from 10 May, 1994 to 14 June, 1999. His great-grandfather was the ruler of the Thembu people in the Transkeian Territories of South Africa’s modern Eastern Cape province. The Thembu are a Xhosa speaking tribe. His name, “Mandela”, was the name of his grandfather, and his name, “Nelson”, was given to him by his teacher at the age of seven.

President Mandela was the son of Nosekeni Nonqaphi Fanny and Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela.

President Mandela’s paternal grandfather was Mandela, Left Hand House Son, Chief of Mveso (the son of Ngubengcuka Vusani aNdaba, King of the abaThembu).

President Mandela’s maternal grandfather was Nkedama from the amaMpemvu clan of the Xhosa.

Source: Genealogy of Nelson Mandela –

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