President of South Africa
|President of the
Republic of South Africa
|Residence||Mahlamba Ndlopfu (Pretoria)
Genadendal (Cape Town)
Dr. John L. Dube House (Durban)
|Appointer||National Assembly of South Africa|
|Term length||5 years
|Inaugural holder||Nelson Mandela|
|Formation||10 May 1994|
|Deputy||Deputy President of South Africa|
|Salary||R 2,716,798 ($ 200,411)|
The role as President of South Africa was originally founded to be different from being prime minister. The two roles were merged in the 1983 constitution which calls for a four-year term of office. The 1993 and later constitutions limit the president's time in office to two five-year terms. The first President to be elected under the new constitution was Nelson Mandela. The current president is Jacob Zuma.
List of presidents of South Africa (1994 – present)[change | change source]
- Nelson Mandela (10 May 1994 - 16 June 1999)
- Thabo Mbeki (16 June 1999 - 24 September 2008)
- Kgalema Motlanthe (25 September 2008 - 9 May 2009)
- Jacob Zuma (9 May 2009 - present)
References[change | change source]
- van Wyk, Anim; Wilkinson, Kate (19 August 2014). "How much does SA's Cabinet really cost?". Mail & Guardian. http://mg.co.za/article/2014-08-19-how-much-does-sas-cabinet-really-cost. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- "Constitution, chapter 5: The President and National Executive, 88. Term of office of President". http://www.info.gov.za/documents/constitution/1996/96cons5.htm#88.