Rulers: South Africa

Provinces


Provinces 1910-94


Cape

Administrators
31 May 1910 -    Dec 1925  Frederic de Waal (from 1911,
                           Sir Frederic de Waal)              (b. 1853 - d. 1932)
   Jan 1926 -    Aug 1929  Adriaan Paulus Johannes Fourie     (b. 1882 - d. 1941)
   Sep 1929 -    Sep 1939  Johannes Hendrik Conradie          (b. 1872 - d. 1940)
   Sep 1939 -    Sep 1942  François Allan Joubert             (b. 1889 - d. 1942)
 2 Oct 1942 - 31 Dec 1945  Gideon Brand van Zyl               (b. 1873 - d. 1956)
 1 Jan 1946 -  1 Jul 1946  Philippus Arnoldus Myburgh         (b. 1880 - d. 1946)
23 Jul 1946 - 22 Jul 1951  Johan George Carinus               (b. 1892 - d. 1960)
 1 Aug 1951 - 27 Mar 1958  Philippus Jacobus Olivier          (b. 1901 - d. 1958)
12 May 1958 - 28 Apr 1960  Josias Hendrik Otto du Plessis     (b. 1907 - d. 1960)
 1 Jun 1960 - 31 May 1970  Johannes Nicholas Malan            (b. 1903 - d. 1981)
 1 Jun 1970 -        1975  Andries Heydenrich Vosloo
       1975 -        1979  Lourens Albertus Petrus Anderson
                           Munnik                             (b. 1925 - d. 2016)
       1979 -        1989  Gene Louw                          (b. 1931)
       1989 -        1994  Kobus Meiring                      (b. 1936)

Natal

Administrators
       1910 -        1918  Charles John Smythe                (b. 1852 - d. 1918)
       1918 -        1928  George Thomas Plowman              (b. 1858 - d. 1943)
       1928 -        1943  Herbert Gordon Watson
       1943 -        1944  George Heaton Nicholls             (b. 1876 - d. 1959)
       1944 -        1948  Douglas Edgar Mitchell
       1948 -        1958  Denis Gem Shepstone                (b. 1888 - d. 1966)
       1958 -    Nov 1961  Alfred Ernest Trollip              (b. 1895 - d. 1972)
   Nov 1961 -        1970  Theo Gerdener                      (b. 1916 - d. 2013)
   Aug 1970 -        1979  Wynand Wilhelm Benjamin Havemann   (b. 1911? - d. 1986)
       1979 -        1984  Stoffel Botha                      (b. 1929 - d. 1998)
       1984 -        1990  Radclyffe Cadman                   (b. 1924 - d. 2011)
       1990 -        1994  Cornelius Johannes van Rooyen
                           Botha                              (b. 1932? - d. 2014)

Orange Free State

Administrators
       1910 -        1915  Alfred Ernest William Ramsbottom   (b. 1860 - d. 1922)
       1915 -  2 Mar 1924  Cornelius Hermanus Wessels
                           (from 1920, Sir Cornelius
                           Hermanus Wessels)                  (b. 1851 - d. 1924)
       1924 -        1929  Esaias Reinier Grobler             (b. 1861 - d. 1937)
       1929 - 14 Nov 1936  Carl Theodorus Muller Wilcocks     (b. 1861 - d. 1936)
       1938 -        1940  Johannes Frederik Janse van
                           Rensburg                           (b. 1898 - d. 1966)
       1941 -        1950  Stephanus Philippus Barnard        (b. 1888 - d. 1951)
       1951 -    Dec 1959  Jacobus Johannes Fouché            (b. 1898 - d. 1980)
   Dec 1959 -        1969  Johannes Willem Jacobus Coetzee
                           du Plessis
       1969 -        1974  Gabriel François van Lingen
                           Froneman                           (b. 1909 - d. 1981)
       1974 -        1979  Abraham Cornelis van Wyk
       1979 -        1980  Cornelius Visser van der Merwe     (b. 1920 - d. 1985)
       1980 -        1991  Louis Johannes Botha               (b. 1939 - d. 1999)
       1991 -        1994  Louis van der Watt

Transvaal

Administrators
       1910 -        1917  Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissik   (b. 1857 - d. 1925)
       1917 -        1924  Alfred George Robertson            (b. 1867 - d. 1929)
       1924 -        1929  Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr                (b. 1894 - d. 1948)
       1929 -        1934  Jacobus Stephanus Smit             (b. 1878 - d. 1960)
       1934 -        1938  Simon Potgieter Bekker             (b. 1882 - d. 1938)
       1938 -        1948  Jacobus Johannes Pienaar           (b. 1866 - d. 1950)
       1948 -        1958  William Nicol                      (b. 1887 - d. 1967)
       1958 -        1966  Frans Hendrik Odendaal             (b. 1898 - d. 1966)
       1966 -        1979  Sybrand van Niekerk                (b. 1914 - d. 2011)
   Jul 1979 -        1988  Willem Adriaan Cruywagen           (b. 1921 - d. 2013)
       1988 -        1994  Danie Hough                        (b. 1937)

Provinces from 1994


Eastern Cape

Premiers
 7 May 1994 -  4 Feb 1997  Raymond Mhlaba                     (b. 1920 - d. 2005)
 4 Feb 1997 - 26 Apr 2004  Makhenkesi Stofile                 (b. 1944 - d. 2016)
26 Apr 2004 - 31 Jul 2008  Nosimo Balindlela (f)              (b. 1949)
31 Jul 2008 -  6 May 2009  Mbulelo Sogoni                     (b. 1966)
 6 May 2009 - 21 May 2014  Noxolo Kiviet (f)                  (b. 1963)
21 May 2014 -              Phumulo Masualle

Free State

28 Jun 1995                Orange Free State renamed Free State

Premiers
 7 May 1994 - 18 Dec 1996  Mosiuoa Lekota                     (b. 1948)
18 Dec 1996 - 15 Jun 1999  Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri (f)          (b. 1937 - d. 2009)
15 Jun 1999 - 26 Apr 2004  Winkie Direko (f)                  (b. 1929 - d. 2012)
26 Apr 2004 -  6 May 2009  Beatrice Marshoff (f)              (b. 1957)
 6 May 2009 -              Ace Magashule                      (b. 1959)

Gauteng

28 Jun 1995                Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging province renamed Gauteng

Premiers
 7 May 1994 - 19 Jan 1998  Tokyo Sexwale                      (b. 1953)
19 Jan 1998 - 15 Jun 1999  Mathole Motshekga                  (b. 1949)
15 Jun 1999 -  7 Oct 2008  Mbhazima Shilowa                   (b. 1958)
 7 Oct 2008 -  6 May 2009  Paul Mashatile                     (b. 1961)
 6 May 2009 - 21 May 2014  Nomvula Mokonyane (f)              (b. 1963)
21 May 2014 -              David Makhura                      (b. 1968)

KwaZulu-Natal

Premiers
11 May 1994 -  1 Mar 1997  Frank Mdlalose                     (b. 1931)
 1 Mar 1997 - 10 Feb 1999  Ben Ngubane                        (b. 1941)
                           (acting to 19 Mar 1997)
10 Feb 1999 - 23 Apr 2004  Lionel Mtshali                     (b. 1935)
23 Apr 2004 -  6 May 2009  S'bu Ndebele                       (b. 1948)
 6 May 2009 - 22 Aug 2013  Zweli Mkhize                       (b. 1956)
22 Aug 2013 - 24 May 2016  Senzo Mchunu                       (b. 1958)
                           (acting to 26 Sep 2013)
24 May 2016 -              Willies Mchunu                     (b. 1948)
                           (acting to 25 May 2016)

Limpopo

28 Jun 1995                Northern Transvaal province renamed Northern
14 Feb 2002                name change to Limpopo announced

Premiers
 7 May 1994 - 22 Apr 2004  Ngoako Ramatlhodi                  (b. 1955)
22 Apr 2004 - 26 Apr 2004  Catherine Mabuza (f) (acting)      (b. 1945)
26 Apr 2004 -  3 Mar 2009  Sello Moloto                       (b. 1964)
 3 Mar 2009 - 18 Jul 2013  Cassel Mathale                     (b. 1961)
                           (acting to 24 Mar 2009)
18 Jul 2013 -              Stanley Mathabatha                 (b. 1957)

Mpumalanga

25 Aug 1995                Eastern Transvaal province renamed Mpumalanga

Premiers
 7 May 1994 - 15 Jun 1999  Mathews Phosa                      (b. 1952)
15 Jun 1999 - 30 Apr 2004  Ndaweni Mahlangu                   (b. 1948)
30 Apr 2004 -  6 May 2009  Thabang Makwetla                   (b. 1957)
 6 May 2009 -              David Mabuza                       (b. 1960)

North West

Premiers
 7 May 1994 - 30 Apr 2004  Popo Molefe                        (b. 1952)
30 Apr 2004 -  6 May 2009  Edna Molewa (f)                    (b. 1957)
 6 May 2009 - 19 Nov 2010  Maureen Modiselle (f)              (b. 1941)
19 Nov 2010 - 21 May 2014  Thandi Modise (f)                  (b. 1959)
21 May 2014 -              Supra Mahumapelo                   (b. 1968)

Northern Cape

Premiers
 7 May 1994 - 30 Apr 2004  Manne Dipico                       (b. 1959)
30 Apr 2004 -  6 May 2009  Dipuo Peters (f)                   (b. 1960)
 6 May 2009 - 23 May 2013  Hazel Jenkins (f)                  (b. 1960)
20 Feb 2012 - 30 Apr 2013    Grizelda Cjiekella (f)           (b. 1970 - d. 2015)
                             (acting for Jenkins)
30 Apr 2013 -              Sylvia Lucas (f)
                           (acting for Jenkins to 23 May 2013)

Western Cape

Premiers
 7 May 1994 - 11 May 1998  Hernus Kriel                       (b. 1941 - d. 2015)
11 May 1998 - 12 Nov 2001  Gerald Morkel                      (b. 1941)
12 Nov 2001 -  5 Dec 2001  Cecil Herandien (acting)           (b. 1951)
 5 Dec 2001 -  3 Jun 2002  Peter Marais                       (b. 1948)
 3 Jun 2002 - 21 Jun 2002  Piet Meyer (acting)
21 Jun 2002 - 23 Apr 2004  Marthinus van Schalkwyk            (b. 1959)
23 Apr 2004 - 30 Apr 2004  Leonard Ramatlakane (acting)       (b. 1953)
30 Apr 2004 - 25 Jul 2008  Ebrahim Rasool                     (b. 1962)
25 Jul 2008 -  6 May 2009  Lynne Brown (f)                    (b. 1961)
 6 May 2009 -              Helen Zille (f)                    (b. 1951)