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Great South Africans was a South African television series that aired on SABC3 and hosted by Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu and Denis Beckett. In September 2004, thousands of South Africans took part in an informal nationwide poll to determine the "100 Greatest South Africans" of all time. Votes were cast by telephone, SMS, and the website of the state-run South African Broadcasting Corporation television channel, SABC3, which aired a series of profiles and documentaries in the weeks leading up to the announcement of the top 100. SABC 3 is a commercial South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) television channel that carries programming in English. ...


The programme was modelled on the BBC's "Greatest Britons" series, which saw World War 2 leader Winston Churchill lead the rankings as history's Greatest Briton. In South Africa, the list was headed by Nelson Mandela, a predictable and highly popular choice, given his global stature as a statesman and symbol of post-apartheid liberation and reconciliation. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... // In 2002, the BBC conducted a vote to determine whom the general public considers the 100 Greatest Britons of all time. ... Churchill redirects here. ... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... For the legal definition of apartheid, see the crime of apartheid. ...


Other popular choices ranged from Professor Christiaan Barnard, the pioneering heart surgeon, to General Jan Smuts, wartime Prime Minister and co-founder of the League of Nations, to Shaka Zulu, the 19th Century warrior leader of the Zulu Nation, to Internet entrepreneur and civilian space traveller Mark Shuttleworth. Christiaan Neethling Barnard (November 8, 1922 – September 2, 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon. ... Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts, OM, CH, PC, ED, KC, FRS (May 24, 1870 – September 11, 1950) was a prominent South African and British Commonwealth statesman, military leader, and philosopher. ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference in 1919–1920. ... Shaka Shaka (sometimes spelled Chaka) (ca. ... Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur who was the second self-funded space tourist and first African national in space. ...


While the list was clearly intended as a touchstone for debate and a source of public entertainment, the SABC soon became embroiled in a national controversy over the high rankings accorded to some South Africans who were less widely regarded as "great". For example, Hendrik Verwoerd, the "Architect of Apartheid", ranked higher on the list than Albert Luthuli, South Africa's first Nobel Peace laureate, or Chris Hani, a famous anti-apartheid activist who died for the very abolition of the system. Some South Africans also questioned the inclusion of Hendrik Verwoerd and Cecil John Rhodes on account of them not being born in South Africa: - Dr. Verwoerd was born in Weesp in the Netherlands, his father moving the family to South Africa when he was 2, and Cecil John Rhodes was born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire in the UK, moving to a farm owned by his family in the Natal colony when he was 18. Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (8 September 1901 - 6 September 1966) was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1958 to 1966, when he was assassinated. ... Albert John Lutuli (also known by his Zulu name Mvumbi, his surname is sometimes and probably more phonetically spelt Luthuli) (1898? - 21 July 1967) was a South African teacher and politician. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cecil Rhodes Cecil John Rhodes (July 5, 1853 – March 26, 1902[1]) was a British-born South African businessman, mining magnate, and a politician. ... Weesp (population: 17,843 in 2004) is a town in the north-western Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. ... , Bishops Stortford is a market town in east Hertfordshire, England, just touching the county boundary with Essex. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... The Colony of Natal was a British colony in south-eastern Africa. ...


Other controversial choices included an 11th placing for Hansie Cronje, the disgraced former Captain of the South African cricket squad, who admitted to taking bribes to influence the outcome of international test matches, and Jeremy Mansfield, a radio presenter best known for his prank telephone calls and sexually explicit anecdotes. Also, there was Eugène Terre'Blanche, the head of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging. Wessel Johannes Hansie Cronje (KRON-year) (September 25, 1969 - June 1, 2002) was a South African cricketer and captain of the South African national cricket team in the 1990s. ... For the womens version of the game, see Womens Test cricket. ... Eugène Ney TerreBlanche (born January 31, 1941) is a Boer-Afrikaner who founded the white supremacist Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging. ... The flag of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging The Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging or AWB, is a political and paramilitary group in South Africa under the leadership of Eugène TerreBlanche. ...


The national debate over the list reflected the deep divisions still inherent in South African society, even a decade after the nation's first democratic elections. On October 15, bowing to pressure from political commentators and sections of the media, the SABC announced that the show was being cancelled, leaving positions 2 to 10 still formally undecided. Some people have complained that Hendrik Verwoerd and Eugène Terre'Blanche were ranked so highly because most of the publicity came from TV and the votes were cast by phone, two media that white South Africans are more likely to have had access to - despite the fact that statistics showed the black population in South Africa were already the majority of cellular phone users in 2004. On the other hand, some people have criticised the decision to shelve the idea, as they view this as telling the South African public what they ought to think.


This is the original list of "100 Greatest South Africans", with positions 2 to 10 still to be confirmed by public vote, before the show was taken off the air:

Contents

The list:

1. Nelson Mandela, first president of democratic South Africa and joint Nobel Peace Prize winner (1918 - )
2. Christiaan Barnard, pioneering heart transplant surgeon (1922 - 2001)
3. F.W. de Klerk, former president and joint Nobel Peace Prize winner (1936 - )
4. Mahatma Gandhi, political activist (1869 - 1948)
5. Nkosi Johnson, child who died of AIDS (1989 - 2001)
6. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician and 2nd wife of Nelson Mandela (1936 - )
7. Thabo Mbeki, current president (1942 - )
8. Gary Player, golfer (1936 - )
9. Jan Smuts, statesman (1870 - 1950)
10. Desmond Tutu, cleric and Nobel Peace Prize winner (1931 - )
11. Hansie Cronje, cricketer (1969 - 2002)
12. Charlize Theron, actress and Academy Award winner (1975 - )
13. Steve Biko, nonviolent political activist (1946 - 1977)
14. Shaka, founder of the Zulu nation (1787 - 1828)
15. Mangosuthu Buthelezi, politician and a Zulu prince (1928 - )
16. Tony Leon, politician (1956 - )
17. Brenda Fassie, singer (1964 - 2004)
18. Mark Shuttleworth, Web entrepreneur, founder of Thawte, distributor of Ubuntu Linux and second fee paying space tourist (1973 - )
19. Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, former prime minister and primary architect of Apartheid (1901 - 1966)
20. Chris Hani, political activist who was Secretary General of the SACP when he was assassinated (1942 - 1993)
21. Bonginkosi Dlamini, also known as "Zola", poet, actor and musician
22. Patricia de Lille, politician (1951 - )
23. Johnny Clegg, also known as "The White Zulu", musician (1953 - )
24. Helen Suzman, stateswoman (1917 - )
25. Eugène Terre'Blanche, white supremacist and founder of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (1941 - )
26. Pieter Dirk Uys political satirist and entertainer (1945 - )
27. Paul Kruger, four times president of South African Republic (1825 - 1904)
28. Anton Rupert, businessman and environmentalist (1916 - 2006)
29. Jonty Rhodes, cricketer (1969 - )
30. Leon Schuster, filmmaker, comedian, actor and prankster (entertainner)
31. Oliver Tambo, political activist who spent 30 years in exile (1917 - 1993)
32. Steve Hofmeyr, musician and actor
33. Walter Sisulu, political activist (1912 - 2003)
34. Cyril Ramaphosa, politician and businessman
35. JRR Tolkien, author (1892 - 1973)
36. Beyers Naude, cleric and anti-apartheid activist (1915 - 2004)
37. Ernie Els, golfer (1969 - )
38. Miriam Makeba, musician
39. Patrice Motsepe, businessman
40. Trevor Manuel, civil engineer, minister of finance and politician
41. Albert Luthuli, cleric, politician and 1960 Nobel Peace Prize winner († 1967)
42. Robert Sobukwe, former political activist and founder of the PAC (1924 - 1978)
43. Tokyo Sexwale, politician and businessman
44. Danny Jordaan, politician and soccer administrator
45. Fatima Meer, scientist and political activist
46. Ahmed Kathrada, political activist
47. Joe Slovo, communist politician (1926 - 1995)
48. Natalie du Toit, disabled olympic swimmer
49. Jomo Sono, soccer coach
50. Francois Pienaar, captain of the Springboks, the winning team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup
51. John Kani, actor, entertainer and writer
52. Penny Heyns, olympic swimmer
53. Jeremy Mansfield, radio and TV personality
54. Lucas Radebe, former Bafana Bafana soccer captain
55. Mamphela Ramphele, political activist, academic, businesswoman and mother to the son of Steve Biko
56. Cecil Rhodes, businessman (1853 - 1902)
57. Albertina Sisulu, political activist and wife of Walter Sisulu (1919 - )
58. Aggrey Klaaste, journalist and editor who advocated Nation Building during the struggle years
59. Alan Paton, author (1903 - 1988)
60. Harry Oppenheimer, businessman (1908 - 2000)
61. Zackie Achmat, HIV positive AIDS activist and critic of government AIDS policies
62. Doctor Khumalo, soccer player
63. Jan van Riebeeck, first colonial administrator (1619 - 1677)
64. Bruce Fordyce, ultra-marathon runner
65. Enoch Sontonga, teacher, lay-preacher and composer wrote "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika"
66. Zola Budd, athlete (1966 - )
67. Sol Plaatje, journalist and political activist (1877 - 1932)
68. Danie Craven, rugby player and administrator (1910 - 1994)
69. Alan Boesak, cleric and politician
70. Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, talk show host, public speaker and businesswoman
71. Yvonne Chaka Chaka, musician
72. "Baby" Jakes Matlala, boxer and junior flyweight champion
73. Kaizer Motaung, founder of Kaizer Chiefs Football Club
74. Basetsana Kumalo, former Miss South Africa, presenter and businesswoman
75. Antjie Krog, poet, novelist and playwright
76. Dullah Omar, politician
77. Mandoza, musician
78. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, politician and former wife of now notorious Jacob Zuma
79. Raymond Ackerman, businessman
80. Nadine Gordimer, 1991 Nobel Prize-winning author (1923 - )
81. Daniel François Malan, former Prime Minister responsible for laying the groundwork for Apartheid (1874 - 1959)
82. Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, politician
83. James Barry Munnik Hertzog, former Prime Minister (1866 - 1942)
84. Hector Pieterson, a young boy whose death has become the symbol of the Soweto uprisings of June 1976
85. Sewsunker "Papwa" Sewgolum, golfer
86. William Smith, TV teacher and presenter
87. Pieter Willem Botha, former prime minister and state president (1916 - 2006)
88. Hugh Masekela, musician
89. Bulelani Ngcuka, politician
90. Jody Scheckter, Formula One world champion (1950 - )
91. George Bizos, lawyer
92. Mbongeni Ngema, playwright, actor, choreographer and director
93. PJ Powers, musician
94. Mimi Coertse, musician
95. Mrs Ples, the oldest hominid skull found at Sterkfontein cave
96. Abdullah Ibrahim, aka "Dollar Brand", musician
97. Govan Mbeki, political activist and father of Thabo Mbeki
98. Jamie Uys, Film Director (1921 - 1996)
99. Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, artist
100. Athol Fugard, playwright (1932 - )
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Nonviolence (or non-violence), whether held as a moral philosophy or only employed as an action strategy, rejects the use of physical violence in efforts to attain social, economic or political change. ... For other uses, see Shaka (disambiguation). ... Languages Zulu Religions Christian, African Traditional Religion Related ethnic groups Bantu Nguni Basotho Xhosa Swazi Matabele Khoisan The Zulu (South African English and isiZulu: amaZulu) are a South African ethnic group of an estimated 17-22 million people who live mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ... Chief Mangosuthu (Gatsha)Ashpenaz Nathan Buthelezi (born August 27, 1928) is a South African Zulu leader, and leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) which he formed in 1975. ... Tony Leon Anthony James Leon (born 15 December 1956) is a South African politician and the leader of the Democratic Alliance, South Africas main opposition party. ... Brenda Fassie (November 3, 1964 – May 9, 2004[1]), was a legendary South African pop singer widely considered the voice for disenfranchised blacks during apartheid. ... Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur who was the second self-funded space tourist and first African national in space. ... Thawte Consulting is a certificate authority (CA) for X.509 certificates. ... Ubuntu is a desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian GNU/Linux. ... Space tourism is the recent phenomenon of space travel by individuals for the purpose of personal pleasure. ... Hendrik Verwoerd Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (Amsterdam, 8 September 1901 – Cape Town, 6 September 1966) was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1958 until his assassination in 1966. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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The following is a list of spin offs of the 2002 100 Greatest Britons program produced by the BBC. // Outlook India magazine held a Greatest Indians poll in 2002 Australia held a one-day Greatest Australian special on the ABC network in 2004 A Belgian newspaper (Het Nieuwsblad) conducted a... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Second German Television), ZDF, is a public service German television channel based in Mainz. ... Unsere Besten (Our Best) was a television series shown in German public television (ZDF) in November 2003, similar to the BBC series 100 Greatest Britons. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Officially launched on April 5, 2004, The Greatest Canadian was a television program series by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to determine who is considered to be the greatest Canadian of all time, at least among those who watched and participated in the program. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Kro (sometimes referred to as the Warlord Kro) is a is a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... The logo of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting. ... De Grootste Nederlander (The Greatest Dutchman) was a public poll held in 2004 by the broadcasting company, KRO (Publieke Omroep). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Discovery Channel is an American cable TV network, based in Silver Spring, MD, that has a variety of science programming, particularly documentaries and nature shows. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... The Greatest American was a four part television series hosted by Matt Lauer in which millions of Americans nominated and elected whom they thought was the greatest person in U.S. history. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... YLE (Yleisradio Oy) is Finlands national broadcasting company, founded in 1926. ... Suuret suomalaiset (Great Finns) was a 2004 television show by YLE (the Finnish Broadcasting Company), which determined the 100 greatest Finns of all time according to the opinions of its viewers. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Le Plus Grand Français de tous les temps (The Greatest Frenchman of all Time) was a France 2 show of early 2005, based on an original series of Great Britons on the BBC. The show asked the French viewers who they thought was the Greatest Frenchman or Frenchwoman. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... De Grootste Belg (The Greatest Belgian) is a currently ongoing vote conducted by Belgian TV broadcast Canvas, to determine who is the Greatest Belgian of all time. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... NejvÄ›tší ÄŒech (The Greatest Czech) is the Czech spin-off of the BBC Greatest Britons show; a television poll of the populace to name the greatest Czech in history. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... 100 Welsh Heroes was a poll run in Wales as a response to the BBCs 100 Greatest Britons poll of 2002. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Velikite Balgari (Bulgarian: , The Great Bulgarians) was the Bulgarian spin-off of the 2002 Greatest Britons program produced by the BBC. Aired on the Bulgarian National Televisions Kanal 1, its first stage began on 9 June 2006 and finished on 10 December, with a show on 23 December announcing... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... In 2006, the Televiziunea Română conducted a vote to discover the 100 Greatest Romanians of all time. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Televiziunea Română (pronunciation: télévizju:nèa ro:mÄ«nÉ™), more commonly referred to as TVR (pronunciation: tévéré) is the national state-owned public service television broadcaster of Romania. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... RTP headquarters in Cabo Ruivo, Lisbon. ... António de Oliveira Salazar, GColIH, GCTE, GCSE, pron. ... Os Grandes Portugueses (The Greatest Portuguese) is a public poll currently being held, having started in October 2006 and schedulled to end in March 2007, by the public broadcasting company, RTP. The series is based on BBCs 100 Greatest Britons. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Televisión Federal S.A. Telefe, better known as Telefe, is an Argentinan television network. ... El Gen Argentino (in english The argentine gene) was the Argentinan spin-off of the 2002 Greatest Britons program produced by the BBC. Aired on the telefes Canal 11, its first stage began on 23 August 2007. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Antena 3 Televisión is a Spanish television station. ... King Juan Carlos I His Majesty King Juan Carlos I (Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón), styled HM The King (born January 5, 1938), is the reigning King of Spain. ... El Español De La Historia (The Spaniard of the History) was a Antena 3 show of May 2007, based on an original series of Great Britons on the BBC. The show asked by opinion poll of 3. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Inter (Ukrainian: ) is a Ukrainian national TV channel owned by Ukrainian independent TV-corporation. ... Logo of the project The Greatest Ukrainians (Ukrainian: ) is an Ukrainian TV project which is in its production stage as a nationwide TV talk show. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.telefe.com.ar
  2. ^ http://www.antena3.com/elmasimportante/index.htm

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