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Famous Joburgers Print E-mail
06 January 2009

FROM the global to the local stage, many Joburg residents have had an impact on the psyche of the city.


Revil Mason

Humans settled in Johannesburg hundreds of thousands of years ago, their history uncovered by Revil Mason.
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Revil Mason

Phillip Tobias

More than a great academic and renowned palaeontologist, Phillip Tobias is a humanist committed to high standards of personal integrity.
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Nelson Mandela

Born in Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela moved to Johannesburg in the 1940s; and it was to Joburg that he returned after nearly three decades in prison.
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Nelson Mandela

Eduan Naudé and Brian Shalkoff

It's been serving scrumptious food for over four decades, with queens, presidents, actors, celebrities and ordinary folk breaking bread at its tables; Gramadoelas is a Johannesburg institution – and owners Eduan Naudé and Brian Shalkoff are pretty famous, not only here but across the world.
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Owners 			Eduan Naudé and Brian Shalkoff

Albertina Sisulu

Ma Sisulu is South African royalty, a stalwart of the struggle and one of the most beloved people in the country - and a Joburg resident.
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Albertina Sisulu

Joyce Levinsohn

For more than three decades, Joyce Levinsohn has been the leading light in children's theatre, putting on fantastical productions and bringing some magic to the lives of young Joburgers.
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Joyce Levinsohn

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The "mother of the nation" still lives in Soweto, and is greeted with love and affection wherever she goes.
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

William Kentridge

Joburg is where creativity flows, says Kentridge.
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William Kentridge
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Last Updated on 08 December 2010