List of Presidents of the South African Republic

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State President of the South African Republic
Staatspresident der Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek
1857–1902
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Arms of the South African Republic
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Incumbent
Office Abolished
Position succeeded by the
Governor of the Transvaal Colony
Style His Excellency
Appointer Volksraad of the Transvaal
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
Formation 6 January 1857
Final holder Schalk Willem Burger
Abolished 31 May 1902

This is a list of State Presidents of the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic).

State Presidents of the South African Republic (1857–1902)[edit]

# President Portrait Tenure Notes
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
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6 January 1857 – 15 September 1860 President of the Executive Council of the South African Republic
Johannes Hermanus Grobler
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15 September 1860 – 6 December 1860 Acting President of the Executive Council of the South African Republic
Stephanus Schoeman
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6 December 1860 – 17 April 1862 Acting President of the Executive Council of the South African Republic
Willem Cornelis Janse van Rensburg
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18 April 1862 – 10 May 1864 Acting President of the Executive Council of the South African Republic (18 April 1862 – 23 October 1863)
President of the Executive Council of the South African Republic (23 October 1863 – 10 May 1864)
1 Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
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10 May 1864 – 22 November 1871 President of the Executive Council of the South African Republic (10 May 1864 – 22 October 1866)
1st State President of the South African Republic (22 October 1866 – 20 November 1871)
The office of the State President is created by constitutional amendment approved at session of the Volksraad on 22 October 1866.
Daniël Jacobus Erasmus
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21 November 1871 – 1 July 1872 Acting State President of the South African Republic
2 Thomas François Burgers
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1 July 1872 – 12 April 1877 2nd State President of the South African Republic
British Annexation (12 April 1877 – 8 August 1881)
Triumvirate

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13 December 1880 – 9 May 1883 The government of the South African Republic resumed to exercise its functions in accordance with the resolution of the Volksraad of 13 December 1880; Transvaal Territory is granted self-government, subject to the suzerainty of the British crown, on 8 August 1881.
3 Paul Kruger
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9 May 1883 – 31 May 1902 3rd State President of the South African Republic
Left the Republic on 10 September 1900
Schalk Willem Burger
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10 September 1900 – 31 May 1902 Acting State President of the South African Republic (acting for absent Kruger)

Last election[edit]

Candidate Votes %
Paul Kruger 12,858 86.5
Piet Joubert 2,001 13.5
Total 14,859 100
Source: Encyclopædia Britannica[1]

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