Frequent question: Who was the 1st President of South Africa?

Who was South Africa’s first president?

List of state presidents of South Africa

No. Name (Birth–Death) Term of office
Took office
1 Charles Robberts Swart (1894–1982) 31 May 1961
Theophilus Ebenhaezer Dönges (1898–1968) Elected but did not take office because of illness
Jozua François Naudé (1889–1969) Acting 1 June 1967

How many presidents did South Africa have?

President of South Africa (1994–present)

No. President (Birth–Death) Term of office
Time in office
19 Kgalema Motlanthe (1949–) 226 days
20 Jacob Zuma (1942–) 8 years, 281 days
21 Cyril Ramaphosa (1952–) 1 day

Was the first black president of South Africa?

The African National Congress won a 63% share of the vote at the election, and Mandela, as leader of the ANC, was inaugurated on 10 May 1994 as the country’s first Black President, with the National Party’s F.W. de Klerk as his first deputy and Thabo Mbeki as the second in the Government of National Unity.

How old is South Africa?

South Africa

Republic of South Africa show 10 other official names
• Union 31 May 1910
• Self-governance 11 December 1931
• Republic 31 May 1961
• Apartheid legislation repealed 17 June 1991

Who is the richest man in South Africa?

South Africa’s Johann Rupert is the founding chairman of Compagnie Financière Richemont, which owns the Cartier and MontBlanc brands. Between April 2020 and August 2021, his fortune grew from $4.6bn to $7.1bn.

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Who ruled South Africa before Nelson Mandela?

F. W. de Klerk

F. W. de Klerk OMG DMS
Preceded by P. W. Botha
Succeeded by Nelson Mandela as President
1st Deputy President of South Africa
In office 10 May 1994 – 30 June 1996 Serving with Thabo Mbeki

Who was first deputy president of South Africa?

Deputy Presidents of South Africa (1994–present)

No. Name (Birth–Death) Political party
1 F. W. de Klerk (born 1936) National Party
2 Thabo Mbeki (born 1942) African National Congress
3 Jacob Zuma (born 1942) African National Congress