President of South Africa
|President of the|
Republic of South Africa
since 15 February 2018
|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 President of the Republic of South Africa is the head of state and head of government under the Constitution of South Africa. From 1961 to 1994, the head of state was called the State President.
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 Cyril Ramaphosa.
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 - 14 February 2018)
- Cyril Ramaphosa (since 15 February 2018)
References[change | change source]
- ↑ van Wyk, Anim; Wilkinson, Kate (19 August 2014). "How much does SA's Cabinet really cost?". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- ↑ "Constitution, chapter 5: The President and National Executive, 88. Term of office of President". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
Other websites[change | change source]
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