Thus far 2018 has been a year where the country received a lot- a new president, new promises and even land.
But, it has not been all good. Since the beginning of the year, South Africa has lost five prominent people, including ma Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Take a look at the list of prominent South Africans celebrities the country had to say goodbye to:
Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile
The famous poet and political activist died suddenly on 3 January after he struggled briefly with an illness.
South Africans were still mourning the death of Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile when news broke of the heartbreaking passing of Scandal's “Bra Eddie” on 24 January.
Apparantly the beloved actor had been in and out of hospitals for a while before his death.
When news broke of Bra Hugh Masekela's death, South Africans were devastated. The legendary musician passed away in January after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.
The actor passed away in February at the age of 85. He was reportedly also battling an illness, which in the end took his life.
Ma Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
The most recent South African personality the country had to say goodbye to was Madiba's ex-wife, Ma Winnie.
South Africans were shocked when they learned of the anti-apartheid activist's death on Monday, 2 April.
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