Several high-profile celebrities who dropped out of school or college have tales of being found while they were young, negating the need for a college education to make money. Nonetheless, some of these South Africans rose to fame later and dropped out of school because they couldn’t afford it or didn’t fit in because they were young. we will look at 10 South African celebrities who dropped out of school or university and made it in real life.
10. Justin Stanford
Justin Stanford, who is 29 years old, was recognized as a top investor and businessperson in South Africa. At the age of 13, Stanford began his first business, selling apple juice to his fellow students. By the time he was 18, he had given up on education and quit. Stanford’s business now generates over $10 million a year, and he quickly took over as the sole distributor of ESET antivirus software in South Africa. 
9. Mini Dlaminie
The TV host Minni Dlaminie has contributed to “Live” and “Mzansi Insider” on SABC 1. Dlamini made the decision to try her luck as the next “Live” presenter while she was a student at the University of Cape Town. When Dlamini got the job and relocated to Johannesburg to pursue her TV employment, she had to drop out of school.
8. Andile Sithole
From a young age, Andile Sithole expressed interest in performing. He began to write his own plays, which he would perform with his students at local hospices and schools in his hometown of Hammarsdale. Seetohleh’s mother was unable to pay his school expenses after his father passed away when he was 14 years old. Seetohleh was expelled from school. It wasn’t until he got a part in “Scandal,” a hit soap opera on ETV, that he could start paying tuition and go back to school.
7. Charlize Theron
Academy Award-winning performer Charlize Theron scarcely finished elementary school before winning a local competition at the age of 16 and signing a one-year modeling contract. An American and European modeling tour began with this occasion. Theron relocated to Los Angeles and began performing when she was 19 years old. 
6. Bonang Matheba
Both the popular SABC 1 music program “Live Amp” and the Metro FM station radio program “The Front Row” are hosted by Bonang Matheba. The star, who is intelligent and well-spoken, left the University of Johannesburg. After repeatedly failing a course, Matheba was expelled from it. The famous person initially intended to pursue training as a preschool teacher.
5. Somizi Mhlongo
Somizi Mhlongo, one of South Africa’s most well-known individuals and a non-graduate, has made a successful living as a celebrity for more than three decades.
When Somizi was twelve years old, he had already made up his mind that he wanted to become a dancer like his parents. In a 2014 interview with eTV, Somizi revealed that although he started going to school at the age of six, he realized after just six weeks that he detested it.
The well-known actor, who received his first acting role when he was just 13 years old, eventually dropped out of school in the ninth grade to pursue his dreams. We are pleased with how favorably things transpired for him.
4. Cassper Nyovest
Cassper Nyovest is without a doubt one of the most well-known rappers in South Africa. He has millions of dollars in his bank account and a large fan base. It is incredible that this multi-award winning artist and entrepreneur is one of the most famous and well-known people in South Africa despite not having earned a degree from an accredited university.
Cassper attended Sol Plaatjeh Secondary School in Mahikeng, but he never finished his education. The 12-year-old rapper excelled on the basketball court and the track but struggled in the classroom. At that age he started spouting poetry. Cassper made the decision to forgo further education in favor of pursuing his aspirations in 2006 after failing his grade 10 tests. Cassper gambled and relocated to Johannesburg to start his career. 
3. Prince Kaybee
Prince Kaybee, one of Mzansi’s best spinners, is known for being a moron in South Africa.
Prince Kaybee, whose full name is Kabelo Motsamai, grew raised on a large estate with his 35 siblings. The mother of the young Kabelo, who also resided with them, provided financial support. Since his mother was unable to cover his tuition, Prince Kaybee dropped out of school in Grade 11. After three years of living on the streets and frequenting clubs in search of work, he finally found a deejaying job at a Nigerian club. The rest, as they say, is history.
2. Boity Thulo
Boity Thulo is another well-known South African celebrity who, while being a strong student, could not finish their degree. The well-known student enrolled at Monash University to study psychology and criminology, but she was forced to leave since her mother couldn’t pay the tuition. Luckily for Boity, she also has a lot of talent. Despite her academic failure, she has flourished thanks to her acting and musical talents.
1. DJ Maphorisa
He is a platinum-selling South African deejay and producer who is another famous person who didn’t attend college but who became wealthy due to his talent.
DJ Marpawreesaa claimed in an interview with Metro FM that after graduating from high school, he enrolled in college to take technical studies but left to pursue his goals.
The famous individual also acknowledged that despite his earlier accomplishments without a degree, he had gone back to school since he was having trouble getting contracts.