South Africa Nobel Prize winners

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Year Person In Reason
Aaron Klug 1982 Aaron Klug Chemistry Development of crystallographic electron microscopy
Nadine Gordimer 1991 Nadine Gordimer Literature Her epic writing has been of very great benefit to humanity
John M Coetzee 2003 John Coetzee Literature He innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider
Albert Lutuli 1960 Albert Lutuli Peace His role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid
Desmond Tutu 1984 Desmond Tutu Peace His work against apartheid
FW de Klerk 1993 FW de Klerk Peace His efforts to reform South Africa
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1993 Nelson Mandela Peace For his efforts to dismantle apartheid
 

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