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The Prime Minister of South Africa (Afrikaans: Premier or Eerste Minister van Suid-Afrika) was the head of government in South Africa between 1910 and 1984.

The South African monarch was the head of state, until 1961, when the non-executive State President of South Africa assumed that role, following South Africa's departure from the Commonwealth of Nations, and the establishment of a republic.

The position of Prime Minister was abolished in 1984, when the State President was given executive powers after a new constitution was adopted. After 1994, the President's position was infused with many of the dependencies of the former Prime Minister's position.

Recently, the Inkatha Freedom Party has called for a return to Westminster-style split executive with a Prime Minister.

List of Prime Ministers

This is a list of South African Prime Ministers from 1910 to 1984, when the position was abolished.

# Name Picture Life span Took office Left office Political Party
1 Louis Botha Louis Botha.png 1862 — 1919 31 May 1910 27 August 1919 South African Party
2 Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts
(1st term)
JanSmutsFM.png 1870 — 1950 3 September 1919 30 June 1924 South African Party
3 James Barry Munnik Hertzog JBM Hertzog.jpg 1866 — 1942 30 June 1924 5 September 1939 National Party/United Party
- Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts
(2nd term)
JanSmutsFM.png 1870 — 1950 5 September 1939 4 June 1948 United Party
4 Daniel François Malan Daniel Francois Malan.jpg 1874 — 1959 4 June 1948 30 November 1954 National Party
5 Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom Strijdom.jpg 1893 — 1958 30 November 1954 24 August 1958 National Party
6 Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd Hendrik Verwoerd-official-1958.jpg 1901 — 1966 2 September 1958 6 September 1966 National Party
7 Balthazar Johannes Vorster 1915 — 1983 13 September 1966 29 September 1978 National Party
8 Pieter Willem Botha Pieter W. Botha.jpg 1916 — 2006 29 September 1978 14 September 1984 National Party

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