Daniel Francois Malan

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Daniel François Malan
5th Prime Minister of South Africa
In office
4 June 1948 – 30 November 1954
Monarch George VI
Elizabeth II
Governor General Gideon Brand van Zyl
Ernest George Jansen
Preceded by Jan Smuts
Succeeded by Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
Minister of the Interior
In office
30 June 1924 – 20 May 1933
Prime Minister J. B. M. Hertzog
Preceded by Patrick Duncan
Succeeded by Jan Hofmeyr
Personal details
Born (1874-05-22)22 May 1874
Riebeek-Wes, Cape Colony
Died 7 February 1959(1959-02-07) (aged 84)
Stellenbosch, Cape,
South Africa
Political party National Party
Religion Dutch Reformed Church

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. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/359504/Daniel-F-Malan