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10 South African Personalities Who Made Us Proud In 2017

These 10 South African Personalities Made Us Proud In 2017 on the International stage. These talented and hardworking individuals made south africa very proud this year by representing us well on an international stage. Some beat the odds and broke barriers to inspire their peers and the nation at large.

Check them out below for inspiration.

10. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

Our very own beauty queen brought home a top international pageant title. Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters made us super proud as she got crowned Miss Universe 2017.

We haven’t had a Miss Universe from South Africa in 39 years, so we shall forever cherish this win.

9. Thuso Mbedu

Talented actress Thuso Mbedu was nominated for her role depicting a young heroine – Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Is’thunzi.

She was the only African nominee at the International Emmy Awards in the US in November in the best actress category. Read More : Top 10 Most Beautiful Actresses in South Africa


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