List of COVID-19 deaths in South Africa

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This is a list of notable people who are reported to have died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in South Africa, as a result of infection by the virus SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

List

Date Name Sex Age Notability Place of death Ref.
31 March 2020 Gita Ramjee F 63 Scientist and researcher in HIV prevention. KwaZulu-Natal, Umhlanga [1]
12 May 2020 Clarence Mini M 68 Chairperson of the Council of Medical Schemes, uMkhonto we Sizwe, AIDS activist Gauteng, Johannesburg [2][3]
13 May 2020 Dorah Dunana Dlamini F 57 Member of the National Assembly [4]
14 June 2020 Elsa Joubert F 97 Author Western Cape, Cape Town [5]
28 June 2020 Gordon Kegakilwe M 53 North West MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs Gauteng, Klerksdorp [6]
7 July 2020 Henry Jansen M 64 Mayor of Langeberg Western Cape, Worcester [7]
8 July 2020 Ricardo Mthembu M 50 Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature and ANC provincial spokesperson KwaZulu-Natal, KwaDukuza [8]
8 July 2020 Queen Noloyiso Sandile F 57 Regent of the AmaRharhabe Eastern Cape, Mdantsane [9]
10 July 2020 Corra Dirksen M 82 Springboks rugby player Gauteng, Klerksdorp [10]
10 July 2020 Thomas Manthata M 80 Anti-Apartheid activist (Delmas Treason Trial) Gauteng, Thaba Tshwane [11]
12 July 2020 Alfred Mtsi M 70 Mayor of Buffalo City (2015–2016) Eastern Cape, East London [12]
13 July 2020 Zindzi Mandela F 59 Daughter of Nelson Mandela. Gauteng, Johannesburg [13]
18 July 2020 Martha Mmola F Delegate of the National Council of Provinces [14]
19 July 2020 Zamuxolo Peter M 55 Member of the National Assembly of South Africa [15]
7 August 2020 Lungile Pepeta M 46 Paediatric cardiologist. Dean of health sciences at Nelson Mandela University. Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth [16][17][18]
12 August 2020 Mac Jack M 55 Northern Cape MEC for Education. Northern Cape, Kimberley [19]
18 August 2020 Mongameli Bobani M 52 Former Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth [20]
22 November 2020 Mncedisi Filtane M 73 Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature [21]
7 December 2020 Dawn Lindberg F 75 Entertainer Western Cape, Plettenberg Bay [22]
7 December 2020 Pumza Dyantyi F 72 Eastern Cape MEC for Social Development Eastern Cape Province [23]
9 December 2020 Gordon Forbes M 86 Tennis player Western Cape, Plettenberg Bay [24]
13 December 2020 Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini M 52 Prime Minister of Eswatini Gauteng, Milpark [25]
25 December 2020 Robin Jackman M 75 Cricketer and radio/TV commentator Western Cape, Cape Town [26]
25 December 2020 Patrick Bayo Mkhize M 60 Black Consciousness Movement, general secretary of the Transport Retail and General Workers’ Union KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [27]
26 December 2020 Aubrey Mokoape M 76 Anti-apartheid activist KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [28]
26 December 2020 Nomvuzo Shabalala F 60 Member of the National Assembly [29]
5 January 2021 Mluleki George M 72 Politician, sports administrator Eastern Cape, East London [30]
9 January 2021 Johnson Mlambo M 81 Politician Gauteng, Johannesburg [31]
13 January 2021 Bheki Ntuli M 63 KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety & Liaison KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [32]
17 January 2021 Abel Gabuza M 65 Archbishop Coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Durban KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [33]
17 January 2021 Marius Swart M 79 Executive Mayor of the George Local Municipality and Member of the National Assembly of South Africa Western Cape, George [34]
18 January 2021 Nombulelo Hermans F 51 Member of the National Assembly of South Africa [35]
21 January 2021 Jackson Mthembu M 62 Minister in the Presidency of South Africa's government, and parliamentarian for the African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng, Johannesburg [36]
22 January 2021 Marius van Heerden M 46 Former SA 800 metres record holder and Olympian Western Cape, Cape Town [37]
28 January 2021 Kenneth Mthiyane M 76 Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa Western Cape, Cape Town [38]
29 January 2021 Percy Tucker M 92 Ticket booking agent, launched the world's first computerized theatre reservation system in 1971 Western Cape, Cape Town [39]
31 January 2021 Tozama Mantashe F 60 Member of the National Assembly of South Africa (since 2014) [40]
4 February 2021 Zwelifile Christopher Ntuli M Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature and member of the National Assembly of South Africa [41]
4 March 2021 Karima Brown F 54 Senior South African journalist Gauteng, Johannesburg [42]
12 March 2021 Goodwill Zwelethini kaBhekuzulu M 72 The King of the Zulu nation KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [43]
4 April 2021 Frank Mdlalose M 89 Political activist and the first Premier of KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [44]
10 April 2021 Sindisiwe van Zyl F 45 Former Kaya FM presenter, medical doctor and life coach Gauteng, Johannesburg [45]
22 April 2021 Jacqueline Mofokeng F 61 South African politician, African National Congress member in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Gauteng, Johannesburg [46]
19 May 2021 Tshoganetso Tongwane F 65 Member of the National Assembly of South Africa [47]
26 May 2021 Ben Kruger M 64 Actor, author Gauteng, Pretoria [48]
11 June 2021 Taha Karaan M 52 Islamic scholar Western Cape, Cape Town [49]
15 June 2021 James Jim Skosana M 59 Member of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature, member of the National Assembly of South Africa [50]
16 June 2021 Jabu Mabuza M 63 Businessperson and investor [51][52]
29 June 2021 Goolam Rajah M 74 Manager of the South Africa national cricket team, pharmacist Gauteng, Johannesburg [53]
30 June 2021 Richard Dolley M 61 Cricketer, educator, and hockey administrator [54]
1 July 2021 Steve Kekana M 62 Singer and songwriter [55]
2 July 2021 Lehlo Ledwaba M 49 Boxer Gauteng, Johannesburg [56]
3 July 2021 Diratsagae Alfred Kganare M Member of the National Assembly of South Africa Gauteng, Johannesburg [57]
7 July 2021 Cameron Mackenzie M 60 Member of the National Assembly of South Africa Gauteng, Johannesburg [58]
9 July 2021 Geoff Makhubo M 53 Mayor of Johannesburg Gauteng, Johannesburg [59]
July 2021 Lesego Semenya M 39 Celebrity chef [60][61]
12 July 2021 Ben Ngubane M 79 Ambassador to Japan, Minister of Arts and Culture, Premier of KwaZulu-Natal and member of the National Assembly of South Africa KwaZulu-Natal, Richards Bay [62]
16 July 2021 Joyce Maluleke F 60 Member of the National Assembly of South Africa (since 2015) [63]
21 July 2021 Lieb Bester M 72 Actor Gauteng, Pretoria [64]
22 July 2021 Andre Thysse M 52 Boxer, boxing promoter [65]
22 July 2021 Ian Palmer M 55 Soccer player, coach [66]
23 July 2021 Lulama Ntshayisa M 62 Member of the National Assembly of South Africa (since 2014) [67]
30 July 2021 Shona Ferguson M 47 Actor and producer Gauteng, Johannesburg [68]
31 July 2021 Jacobus Frederick van Wyk M 69 Member of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature (2004–2013) and Member of the National Assembly of South Africa (1997–2004) Northern Cape, Steinkopf [69]
23 August 2021 Giovanni Pretorius M 49 Olympic boxer [70]
3 September 2021 John Watkins M 98 Cricketer KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [71]
6 September 2021 Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi F 59 Politician, leader of the National Freedom Party KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [72]
11 October 2021 Ockert Potgieter M 55 Missionary in the Ukraine, Film Director Mossel Bay South Africa [73]

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