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Daniel Francois Malan

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Daniel François Malan
5th Prime Minister of South Africa
In office
4 June 1948 – 30 November 1954
MonarchGeorge VI
Elizabeth II
Governor-GeneralGideon Brand van Zyl
Ernest George Jansen
Preceded byJan Smuts
Succeeded byJohannes Gerhardus Strijdom
Minister of the Interior
In office
30 June 1924 – 20 May 1933
Prime MinisterJ. B. M. Hertzog
Preceded byPatrick Duncan
Succeeded byJan Hofmeyr
Personal details
Born(1874-05-22)22 May 1874
Riebeek-Wes, Cape Colony
Died7 February 1959(1959-02-07) (aged 84)
Stellenbosch, Cape,
South Africa
Political partyNational Party

Daniel Francois Malan (May 22 1874 – February 7 1959) also known as D.F. Malan, was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1948 to 1954.[1] He was leader of the National Party, an Afrikaner nationalist political party.[2] Apartheid began as a state policy in South Africa under Malan.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Allen, John Apartheid South Africa: An Insider's Overview of the Origin and Effects of Separate Development iUniverse Lincoln, Nebraska 2005 page 347
  2. Malan, Rian My Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, and His Conscience Grove Press New York, New York 1990 page 21
  3. "Daniel F. Malan - South African politician". Encyclopedia Britannica.