South African Canadians
South African Canadians are Canadian-born people of South African descent or South African immigrants with Canadian citizenship. Most South African Canadians are White South Africans, mostly of British and Afrikaner ancestry. According to the Canada 2011 Census there were 34,000 Canadians who claimed South African ancestry, either full or partial. Also, the census revealed 1,945 people of Afrikaner descent in Canada, although most Afrikaners in Canada may declare different countries of origin from Southern Africa.
South African Canadian population by province and territory in Canada in 2011:
Notable South African Canadians
- Jay Manuel,director creative and make-up artist
- Neill Blomkamp, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and animator
- Kevin Harmse, soccer player
- Derek Muller, science communicator, film-maker and television personality, also known by YouTube channel Veritasium
- Elon Musk, business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor. Founder of SpaceX, co-founder of PayPal and Tesla, Inc.
- Mpho Koaho, actor
- Steve Nash, basketball player
- Mike Botha, master diamond cutter
- ^ a b c Statistics Canada. "2011 National Household Survey: Data tables". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
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