Jacques Burger is a castaway from Survivor South Africa: Island of Secrets.


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Surname: Burger
Age: 27
Occupation: Industrial Engineer
From: Queenswood, Pretoria

Jacques is a Survivor super-fan. He has watched every single season – sometimes more than once – and even dedicated a podcast to Survivor SA: Philippines in 2018. This real brainiac, who is for obvious reasons always stereotyped as the nerd in a group, is adamant that he wants to be known as one of the greatest players in the history of the TV franchise. "I may look like I am on a hunger strike," the scrawny married industrial engineer says, "but I can hold my own in challenges." His nickname "Die Lem" was apparently earned during his early rugby-playing days. On paper, Jacques is a meticulous strategist whose social game is on point. But will he live up to his own expectations when Survivor doesn't play out on paper?[1]

Survivor South Africa

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Voting History

Jacques's Voting History
Episode Jacques's
Voted Against
1 Ta'alo Tribe Immune
2 Ta'alo Tribe Immune
3 Cobus -1
4 Rose-Lee -
5 Felix -
6 Tania Tania
7 Rocco -
8 Ta'alo Tribe Immune
9 Geoffrey +
10 Geoffrey -
11 Mmaba Individual Immunity
12 Danté Laetitia,
Mike, Mmaba
13 Steffi Laetitia, Mmaba
14 Rob Mike, Mmaba3
15 Steffi Laetitia, Nicole,
Rob, Steffi
Voted Out, Day 34
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In "The Gods Have Smiled Upon Me", Jacques used a Hidden Immunity Idol, but did not negate any votes against him.
^2 In "Are You Crying?", Jacques used an Extra Vote advantage, allowing him to vote twice at Tribal Council.
^3 In "The Biggest Mother", Jacques used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 2 votes against him.



  • Jacques is the highest-placing member of the original Ta'alo tribe.


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