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The top 8 of SA celebs who are actually not original South Africans

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South Africa is regarded as the best democracy in the world, and everyone is treated equally regardless of origin. There are some celebrities who you may be unaware are not South Africans. Consider the following eight:

1. Amandine Du Pont

This 32-year-old Skeem Saam actress, known for her role as 'Lelo Mthiyane,' was born in Swaziland's Manzini (Eswatini).

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She later relocated to South Africa's Mpumalanga province. She began her acting career in 2006, and you may recall her from SABC 1's drama series The place called home.

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2. Connie Ferguson

Connie Ferguson is well recognized for her role as 'Karabo' in Generations.

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This 50-year-old actress, filmmaker/producer, and entrepreneur was born and raised in Kimberley, Botswana. Connie is now appearing on Mzansi Magic's soapie The Queen, which is also one of her published works.

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3. Sha-sha

"Sha Sha" is the professional moniker for Charmaine Shamiso Mpambiro. She is a well-known Zimbabwean musician.

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This 26-year-old gained more recognition as a result of the song 'Tendor love,' which is adored by a large number of South Africans.

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4. Luthuli Dlamini

Do you recall him from SABC 1's iconic serial opera Generations? He portrayed Scott Nomvete.

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As a matter of fact, this 54-year-old experienced actor was born in Zimbabwe. He has, however, appeared in a number of South African drama stories and is regarded as someone with an excellent English accent.

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5. Silas Monyatsi

He is best known as 'Bra Mike,' which was the name of the role he played on Mzansi Magic's drama series Gomora.

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This 49-year-old Lesotho native was born in Maseru; Thaba Bosiu but raised in Koalabata. Additionally, he is recognized for his work on Nna Sajene Kokobela (2001)

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6. Nadia Nakai

Nadia Nakai Kandava is a rapper and composer from Johannesburg, South Africa. She made her television debut on e.tv's hip hop competition show Shiz Niz, where she won the Mixtape 101 competition.

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This thirty-year-old South African was born in South Africa. Her father is of South African ancestry, and her mother is of Zimbabwean ancestry. She attended Monash University in Johannesburg, where she studied Marketing, Communication, and Media Studies.

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7. Akin Omotoso

Akin Omotoso is a writer, actor, and director based in Lagos, Nigeria. Do you recall him from early 2000 as Khaya in Generations?

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This 46-year-old Nigerian was born and raised in the university town of Ife. He studied theater at South Africa's University of Cape Town. He was even the 2007 recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist Of The Year Award.

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8. Dj Fresh

Thato Sikwane is a disc jockey who goes by the moniker DJ Fresh. He is a South African-born former Motswana radio DJ, producer, and entrepreneur.

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DJ Fresh is a Botswanan who was born and raised in Gaborone. He relocated to South Africa in 1994 to study and became a radio broadcaster 17 years later. Radio broadcasting is a family occupation, as Fresh met his wife Thabiso Sikwane on the job when they both worked for YFM.

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