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

DateNameSexAgeNotabilityPlace of deathRef.
31 March 2020F63Scientist and researcher in HIV prevention. KwaZulu-Natal, Umhlanga [1]
12 May 2020M68Chairperson of the Council of Medical Schemes, uMkhonto we Sizwe, AIDS activist Gauteng, Johannesburg [2] [3]
13 May 2020F57Member of the National Assembly [4]
14 June 2020F97Author Western Cape, Cape Town [5]
28 June 2020 Gordon Kegakilwe M53North West MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs Gauteng, Klerksdorp [6]
7 July 2020Henry JansenM64Mayor of Langeberg Western Cape, Worcester [7]
8 July 2020 Ricardo Mthembu M50Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature and ANC provincial spokesperson KwaZulu-Natal, KwaDukuza [8]
8 July 2020Queen Noloyiso Sandile F57Regent of the AmaRharhabe Eastern Cape, Mdantsane [9]
10 July 2020 Corra Dirksen M82 Springboks rugby player Gauteng, Klerksdorp [10]
10 July 2020 Thomas Manthata M80Anti-Apartheid activist (Delmas Treason Trial) Gauteng, Thaba Tshwane [11]
12 July 2020 Alfred Mtsi M70Mayor of Buffalo City (2015–2016) Eastern Cape, East London [12]
13 July 2020 Zindzi Mandela F59Daughter of Nelson Mandela. Gauteng, Johannesburg [13]
18 July 2020 Martha Mmola FDelegate of the National Council of Provinces [14]
19 July 2020 Zamuxolo Peter M55Member of the National Assembly of South Africa [15]
7 August 2020 Lungile Pepeta M46 Paediatric cardiologist. Dean of health sciences at Nelson Mandela University. Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth [16] [17] [18]
12 August 2020 Mac Jack M55Northern Cape MEC for Education. Northern Cape, Kimberley [19]
18 August 2020 Mongameli Bobani M52Former Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth [20]
22 November 2020 Mncedisi Filtane M73Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature [21]
7 December 2020F75Entertainer Western Cape, Plettenberg Bay [22]
7 December 2020F72Eastern Cape MEC for Social Development Eastern Cape Province [23]
9 December 2020M86Tennis player Western Cape, Plettenberg Bay [24]
13 December 2020M52 Prime Minister of Eswatini Gauteng, Milpark [25]
25 December 2020M75 Cricketer and radio/TV commentator Western Cape, Cape Town [26]
25 December 2020M60 Black Consciousness Movement, general secretary of the Transport Retail and General Workers’ Union KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [27]
26 December 2020M76Anti-apartheid activist KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [28]
26 December 2020F60Member of the National Assembly [29]
5 January 2021M72Politician, sports administrator Eastern Cape, East London [30]
9 January 2021M81Politician Gauteng, Johannesburg [31]
13 January 2021M63KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety & Liaison KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [32]
17 January 2021M65Archbishop Coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Durban KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [33]
17 January 2021M79Executive Mayor of the George Local Municipality and Member of the National Assembly of South Africa Western Cape, George [34]
18 January 2021F51 Member of the National Assembly of South Africa [35]
21 January 2021M62 Minister in the Presidency of South Africa's government, and parliamentarian for the African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng, Johannesburg [36]
22 January 2021M46Former SA 800 metres record holder and Olympian Western Cape, Cape Town [37]
28 January 2021M76Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa Western Cape, Cape Town [38]
29 January 2021M92Ticket booking agent, launched the world's first computerized theatre reservation system in 1971 Western Cape, Cape Town [39]
31 January 2021F60Member of the National Assembly of South Africa (since 2014) [40]
4 February 2021MMember of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature and member of the National Assembly of South Africa [41]
4 March 2021F54Senior South African journalist Gauteng, Johannesburg [42]
12 March 2021M72The King of the Zulu nation KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [43]
4 April 2021M89Political activist and the first Premier of KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [44]
10 April 2021F45Former Kaya FM presenter, medical doctor and life coach Gauteng, Johannesburg [45]
22 April 2021F61South African politician, African National Congress member in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature Gauteng, Johannesburg [46]
19 May 2021F65Member of the National Assembly of South Africa [47]
26 May 2021M64Actor, author Gauteng, Pretoria [48]
11 June 2021M52Islamic scholar Western Cape, Cape Town [49]
15 June 2021M59Member of the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature, member of the National Assembly of South Africa [50]
16 June 2021M63Businessperson and investor [51] [52]
29 June 2021M74Manager of the South Africa national cricket team, pharmacist Gauteng, Johannesburg [53]
30 June 2021M61Cricketer, educator, and hockey administrator [54]
1 July 2021M62Singer and songwriter [55]
2 July 2021M49Boxer Gauteng, Johannesburg [56]
3 July 2021MMember of the National Assembly of South Africa Gauteng, Johannesburg [57]
7 July 2021M60Member of the National Assembly of South Africa Gauteng, Johannesburg [58]
9 July 2021M53Mayor of Johannesburg Gauteng, Johannesburg [59]
July 2021 Lesego Semenya M39Celebrity chef [60] [61]
12 July 2021M79Ambassador 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 2021F60Member of the National Assembly of South Africa (since 2015) [63]
21 July 2021M72Actor Gauteng, Pretoria [64]
22 July 2021M52Boxer, boxing promoter [65]
22 July 2021M55Soccer player, coach [66]
23 July 2021M62Member of the National Assembly of South Africa (since 2014) [67]
30 July 2021M47Actor and producer Gauteng, Johannesburg [68]
31 July 2021M69Member 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 2021M49Olympic boxer [70]
3 September 2021M98Cricketer KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [71]
6 September 2021F59Politician, leader of the National Freedom Party KwaZulu-Natal, Durban [72]
11 October 2021 Ockert Potgieter M55Missionary in the Ukraine, Film DirectorMossel Bay South Africa [73]

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