President of South Africa

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President of the
Republic of South Africa
Jacob Zuma 2010 (cropped).jpg
Jacob Zuma

since 9 May 2009
Style His/Her Excellency
Residence Mahlamba Ndlopfu (Pretoria)
Genadendal (Cape Town)
Dr. John L. Dube House (Durban)
Appointer National Assembly of South Africa
Term length 5 years
renewable once
Inaugural holder Nelson Mandela
Formation 10 May 1994
Deputy Deputy President of South Africa
Salary R 2,716,798 ($ 200,411)[1]

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.[2] 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]

  1. Nelson Mandela (10 May 1994 - 16 June 1999)
  2. Thabo Mbeki (16 June 1999 - 24 September 2008)
  3. Kgalema Motlanthe (25 September 2008 - 9 May 2009)
  4. Jacob Zuma (9 May 2009 - present)

References[change | change source]

  1. van Wyk, Anim; Wilkinson, Kate (19 August 2014). "How much does SA's Cabinet really cost?". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. "Constitution, chapter 5: The President and National Executive, 88. Term of office of President". 

Other websites[change | change source]

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