Inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, 21 Icons is a visual celebration of the lives of men and women who have shaped the world around them for the better.




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Series cast summary:
George Bizos George Bizos 1 episode, 2013
Lillian Cingo Lillian Cingo 1 episode, 2013
Sophia Williams De Bruyn Sophia Williams De Bruyn 1 episode, 2013
F.W. de Klerk F.W. de Klerk 1 episode, 2013
Ahmed Kathrada 1 episode, 2013
Nelson Mandela 1 episode, 2013
Hugh Masekela 1 episode, 2013
Kumi Naidoo Kumi Naidoo 1 episode, 2013
Desmond Tutu 1 episode, 2013
Zackie Achmat Zackie Achmat 1 episode, 2014
Karel Benadie Karel Benadie 1 episode, 2014
Yvonne Chaka Chaka Yvonne Chaka Chaka 1 episode, 2014
Johnny Clegg Johnny Clegg 1 episode, 2014
Nadine Gordimer 1 episode, 2014
John Kani 1 episode, 2014
William Kentridge William Kentridge 1 episode, 2014
Gcina Mhlophe Gcina Mhlophe 1 episode, 2014
Gary Player 1 episode, 2014
Helen Sebidi Helen Sebidi 1 episode, 2014
Phillip Tobias Phillip Tobias 1 episode, 2014
Evelina Tshabalala Evelina Tshabalala 1 episode, 2014


21 Icons South Africa invites audiences into intimate conversations with South Africa's most iconic sons and daughters. They talk about what it means to be South African, share personal memories of growing up in one of the most diverse countries in the world and the influence that Nelson Mandela has had on their lives. The documentary opens with South Africa's icons describing exactly where they were when Nelson Mandela was released. Their thoughts, their joy and their fears are exposed as an audience relives or is exposed to this incredible period of South Africa's history for the very first time.This story is a celebration of a nation that has learnt through adversity that 'together we are better.'

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South Africa



Release Date:

28 July 2013 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa


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Opening Weekend:

ZAR 0 (South Africa), 23 April 2014
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ginkgo Agency See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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