This sections records information of some ex-South Africans who have had success overseas.Some have relinquished their South African citizenship, while others have not.
One of South Africa’s greatest exports must be Jonathan Butler. After achieving success both as a soloist as well as a member of Pacific Express, Jonathan went on to London and then America where he gained international success as a talented guitarist and soulful singer
Updated 28 September 2021
Casey Leight has established herself as one of the premier singers/performers since emigrating to Ireland.A soloist, but Casey was also a member of the singing group Eirebelle.Casey’s webpageCasey Leigh videos
Bernie was a member of The Lunar Five and The Golden City Dixies. He later gained success as a soloist in Europe and Australia.For more on Bernie
One of the most successful musical exports from South Africa must be Blondie Chaplin.His success has probably not been fully recognised in his land of birth.For more on Blondie
He was a nine-year old asthmatic, but when he played those drums there was something specialRead More
Barry Otto started his musical career singing with his brother Roland. After they won a talent contest, they formed the band Called “Creation” with Brendan Russen, Marty Duchesne, Glen and Keith Beaumont.Barry later became a member of the Golden City Dixies.Both Otto brothers later settled in Australia.Barry now lives in Brisbane. He was a contestant on the old TV show Ford’s New Faces, in which he was placed in the top three. He has performed in many clubs and other venues. His recording career has resulted in two singles and a Tape/CD “I Gotta Be Me”Barry’s recollections as well as some photos can be seen here.