Provinces of South Africa

Eastern Cape

Premiers

07 May 1994 - 04 Feb 1997 Raymond Mhlaba ...................... 1920-2005

04 Feb 1997 - 26 Apr 2004 Makhenkesi Arnold Stofil ............ 1944-

26 Apr 2004 - 31 Jul 2008 Nosimo Zisiwe Beauty Balindlela ..... 1949-

31 Jul 2008 - 06 May 2009 Mbulelo Sogoni ...................... 1966-

06 May 2009 - 21 May 2014 Noxolo Kiviet ....................... 1963-

21 May 2014 - 22 May 2019 Phumulo Masualla

22 May 2019 -             Oscar Mabuyane ...................... 1974-

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Free State

31 May 1910               Orange Free State a province of South Africa

28 Jun 1995               Renamed Free State

 

Administrators

31 May 1910 -    May 1915 Alfred Ernest William Ramsbottom .... 1860-1922

   May 1915 - 02 Mar 1924 Sir Cornelius Hermanus Wessels ...... 1851-1924

11 Mar 1924 -    Mar 1929 Esaias Reinier Grobler .............. 1861-1937

   Mar 1929 - 14 Nov 1936 Carl Theodorus Muller Wilcocks ...... 1861-1936

   Dec 1936 -    Dec 1940 Johannes Frederik Janse

                           van Rensburg ....................... 1898-1966

   Dec 1940 - 31 Dec 1950 Stepahnus Philippus Barnard ......... 1888-1951

01 Jan 1951 -    Dec 1959 Jacobus Johannes Fouché ............. 1898-1980

   Dec 1959 -    Dec 1969 Johannes Willem Jacobus Coetzee

                           du Plessis ......................... 1908-1994

   Dec 1969 - 14 Dec 1974 Gabriel François

                           van Lingen Froneman ................ 1909-1981

14 Dec 1974 - 1979        Abraham C. van Wyk

1979 - 1980               Cornelius van der Merwe ............. 1920-1985

   Nov 1980 - 31 Aug 1991 Louis Johannes Botha ................ 1939-1999

01 Sep 1991 - 07 May 1994 Louis van der Watt .................. 1937-

Premiers

07 May 1994 - 18 Dec 1996 Mosiuoa Patrick Lekota .............. 1948-

18 Dec 1996 - 15 Jun 1999 Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri ............... 1937-2009

15 Jun 1999 - 26 Apr 2004 Isabella Winkie Direko .............. 1929-2012

26 Apr 2004 - 06 May 2009 Beatrice Marshoff ................... 1957-

06 May 2009 - 27 Mar 2018 Sekgobelo Magashule ................. 1959-

27 Mar 2018 -             Sefora Ntombela ..................... 1956-


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Gauteng

07 May 1994               Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging

                           separated from Transvaal

28 Jun 1995               Renamed Gauteng


Premiers

07 May 1994 - 19 Jan 1997 Mosima Gabriel Sexwale ............. 1953-

19 Jan 1997 - 15 Jun 1999 Mathole Serofo Motshekga ........... 1949-

15 Jun 1999 - 07 Oct 2008 Mbhazima Samuel Shilowa ............ 1958-

07 Oct 2008 - 06 May 2009 Paul Shipokosa Mashatile ........... 1961-

06 May 2009 - 21 May 2014 Nomvula Mokonyane .................. 1963-

21 May 2014 -             David Makhura ...................... 1968-


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KwaZulu-Natal

31 May 1910               Natal a province of South Africa

07 May 1994               Re-named KwaZulu-Natal

 

Administrators

31 May 1910 - 31 Jan 1918 Charles John Smythe ................. 1852-1918

01 Feb 1918 - 31 Jan 1928 George Thomas Plowman ............... 1858-1943

01 Feb 1928 - 31 Jan 1943 Herbert Gordon Watson ............... 1874-1948

01 Feb 1943 -    Nov 1944 George Heaton Nicholls .............. 1876-1959

   Nov 1944 -    Feb 1948 Douglas Edgar Mitchell .............. 1896-1988

   Feb 1948 - 31 May 1958 Denis Gem Shepstone ................. 1888-1966

01 Jun 1958 -    Nov 1961 Alfred Ernest Trollip ............... 1895-1972

   Nov 1961 -    Aug 1970 Theodor Johannes Adolph Gerdener .... 1916-2013

   Aug 1970 -    Jun 1979 Wynand Wilhelm Benjamin Havemann .... 1911-1986

   Jun      -    Aug 1979 Frank Martin ........................ 19..-1987

                          (1st Time, acting)

   Aug 1979 -    Sep 1984 Jan Christoffel Greyling ............ 1929-1998

   Sep      -    Nov 1984 Frank Martin

                          (2nd Time, acting)

   Nov 1984 -    Apr 1990 Radclyffe M. Cadman ................. 1924-2011

   Apr 1990 - 07 May 1994 Cornelius Johannes van Rooyen Botha . 1932-2014

Premiers

11 May 1994 - 01 Mar 1997 Frank Themba Mdlalose ............... 1951-

01 Mar 1997 -  5 Feb 1999 Baldwin "Ben" Ngubane ............... 1941-

05 Feb      - 10 Feb 1999 Nyanga Ngubane ...................... 1944-2010

                          (acting)

10 Feb 1999 - 23 Apr 2004 Lionel Mtshali ...................... 1935-

23 Apr 2004 - 06 May 2009 Joel Sibusiso Ndebele ............... 1948-

06 May 2009 - 22 Aug 2013 Zweli Lawrence Mkhize ............... 1956-

22 Aug 2013 - 24 May 2016 Senzo Mchunu ........................ 1958-

24 May 2016 - 22 May 2019 Thembinkosi Mchunu .................. 1948-

22 May 2019 -             Sihle Zikalala ...................... 1973-


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Limpopo

07 May 1994               Northern Transvaal separated from Transvaal

28 Jun 1995               Renamed Northern province

11 Jun 2003               Renamed Limpopo


Premiers

07 May 1994 - 22 Apr 2004 Ngoako Ramathlodi .................... 1955-

22 Apr      - 26 Apr 2004 Catherine Mabuza ..................... 1945-

                          (acting)

26 Apr 2004 - 03 Mar 2009 Sello Moloto ......................... 1964-

03 Mar 2009 - 18 Jul 2013 Cassel Mathale ....................... 1961-

18 Jul 2013 -             Stanley Mathabatha ................... 1957-


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Mpumalanga

07 May 1994               Eastern Transvaal separated from Transvaal

25 Aug 1995               Renamed Mpumalanga


Premiers

07 May 1994 - 15 Jun 1999 Nakedi Mathews Phosa

15 Jun 1999 - 30 Apr 2004 Ndaweni Mahlangu

30 Apr 2004 - 06 May 2009 Thabang Samson Phathakge Makwetla

06 May 2009 - 27 Feb 2018 David Mabuza

27 Feb 2018 -             Refilwe Maria Mtshweni

                          (acting to 20 Mar 2018)

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North-West

07 May 1994               North-West province created from part of Transvaal

11 May 2018               Under national administration


Premiers

07 May 1994 - 30 Apr 2004 Popo Simon Molefe .................... 1952-

30 Apr 2004 - 06 May 2009 Edna Molewa .......................... 1957-2018

06 May 2009 - 19 Nov 2010 Maureen Modiselle .................... 1941-

19 Nov 2010 - 25 May 2014 Thandi Modise ........................ 1959-

25 May 2014 - 11 May 2018 Supra Mahumapelo ..................... 1968-

22 Jun 2018 -             Job Mokgoro .......................... 1948-


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Northern Cape

Premiers

07 May 1994 - 30 Apr 2004 Manne Emsley Dipico .................. 1959-

30 Apr 2004 - 06 May 2009 Elizabeth Dipuo Peters ............... 1960-

06 May 2009 - 22 May 2013 Hazel Gertrude Jenkins ............... 1960-

20 Feb 2012 - 30 Apr 2013 Grizelda Boniwe Cijekella ............ 1970-2015

                          (acting for Jenkins)

23 May 2013 - 22 May 2019 Sylvia Lucas ......................... 1964-

22 May 2019 -             Zamani Saul .......................... 1971-


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Western Cape

Premiers

07 May 1994 - 11 May 1998 Hernus Kriel ......................... 1941-2015

11 May 1998 - 12 Nov 2001 Gerald Morkel ........................ 1941-2018

12 Nov      - 05 Dec 2001 Cecil Herandien ...................... 1951-

                          (acting)

05 Dec 2001 - 03 Jun 2002 Peter Marais ......................... 1948-

03 Jun      - 21 Jun 2002 Piet Meyer

                          (acting)

21 Jun 2002 - 23 Apr 2004 Marthinus Christoffel Johannes

                           Van Schalkwyk ....................... 1959-

23 Apr      - 30 Apr 2004 Leonard Ramatlakane .................. 1953-

                          (acting)

30 Apr 2004 - 25 Jul 2008 Ebrahim Rasool ....................... 1962-

25 Jul 2008 - 06 May 2009 Lynne Brown .......................... 1961-

06 May 2009 - 22 May 2019 Otta Helen Zille ..................... 1951-

22 May 2019 -             Alan Winde ........................... 1965-


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Former Provinces

Kaap/Cape

31 May 1910               Province of South Africa

15 Sep 1914 - 04 Feb 1915 Boer 'Moritz' rebellion

07 May 1994               Province abolished

 

Administrators

31 May 1910 - 31 Dec 1925 Nicolaas Frederik de Waal ............ 1853-1932

01 Jan 1926 - 31 Aug 1929 Adriaan Paulus Johannes Fourie ....... 1882-1941

01 Sep 1929 -    Sep 1939 Johannes Hendrik Conradie ............ 1872-1940

   Sep 1939 - 30 Sep 1942 François Allen Joubert ............... 1889-1942

02 Oct 1942 - 31 Dec 1945 Gideon Brand van Zyl ................. 1873-1956

01 Jan      - 30 Jun 1946 Philippus Arnoldus Muburgh ........... 1880-1946

23 Jul 1946 - 22 Jul 1951 Johan George Carinus ................. 1892-1940

01 Aug 1951 - 27 Mar 1958 Philippus Jacobus Olivier ............ 1901-1958

12 May 1958 - 28 Apr 1960 Josias Hendrik Otto

                           du Plessis .......................... 1907-1960

28 Apr 1960 - 31 May 1970 Johannes Nicholas Malan .............. 1903-1981

01 Jun 1970 - 31 May 1975 Andries Heyendrich Vosloo ............ 1912-1982

01 Jun 1975 -    Jun 1979 Lonrens Albertus Petrus

                           Anderson Munnik ..................... 1925-2015

   Jun 1979 -    Jul 1989 Eugene van der Merwe Louw ............ 1931-

   Jul 1989 - 07 May 1994 Jacobus Meiring ...................... 1936-

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Transvaal

31 May 1910               Province of South Africa

07 May 1994               Province Abolished

 

Administrators

31 May 1910 - 23 Jul 1917 Johann Friedrich Bernhard Rissak .... 1857-1925

23 Jul 1917 - 29 Feb 1924 Alfred George Robertson ............. 1867-1929

01 Mar 1924 - 28 Feb 1929 Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr ................. 1894-1948

01 Mar 1929 - 28 Feb 1934 Jacobus Stephanus Smit .............. 1878-1960

01 Mar 1934 - 29 Jul 1938 Simon Potgieter Bekker .............. 1882-1938

01 Sep 1938 - 31 Aug 1948 Jacobus Johannes Pienaar ............ 1866-1950

01 Nov 1948 - 31 Oct 1958 William Nicol ....................... 1887-1967

01 Nov 1958 - 08 Feb 1966 Frans Hendrik Odendaal .............. 1898-1966

12 Feb 1966 - 15 Jul 1979 Sybrand Gerhardus Johannes

                           van Niekerk ........................ 1914-2011

15 Jul 1979 - 31 May 1988 Willem Andriaan Cruywagen ........... 1921-2013

01 Jun 1988 - 07 May 1994 Daniel Hough ........................ 1937-

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