Minister of Health (South Africa)

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Minister of Health
Incumbent
Aaron Motsoaledi

since 10 May 2009
Appointer Jacob Zuma
Deputy Gwen Ramokgopa

In the South African government, the Minister of Health is the member of the national Cabinet responsible for the Department of Health, and therefore for national health policy and the administration of public health. The position is of particular importance in South Africa because of the massive impact of the AIDS pandemic in the country.

List of Health Cabinet Ministers[edit]

No. Name Party Term
1 Thomas Watt South African Party 1919-1921
2 Patrick Duncan Unionist Party 1921-1924
3 Daniel François Malan National Party 1924-1933
4 Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr South African Party 1933-1936
5 Richard Stuttaford Unionist Party 1936-1939
6 Harry Gordon Lawrence Unionist Party 1939-1945
7 Henry Gluckman Unionist Party 1945-1948
8 Albert Jacobus Stals National Party 1948-1951
9 Karl Bremer National Party 1951-1953
10 Albertus Johannes Roux van Rhijn National Party 1953-1954
11 Jozua François Naudé National Party 1954-1956
12 Johannes Hendrikus Viljoen National Party 1956-1957
13 Michiel Daniel Christiaan de Wet Nel National Party 1958
14 Albert Hertzog National Party 1958-1968
15 Carel de Wet National Party 1968-1972
16 Schalk van der Merwe National Party 1972- 1979
17 Lourens Munnik National Party 1979-1982
18 Cornelis van der Merwe National Party 1982-1985
19 Willie van Niekerk National Party 1985-1989
20 Rina Venter National Party 1989-1994
21 Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma African National Congress May 1994 - May 1999
22 Manto Tshabalala-Msimang African National Congress June 1999 - 25 September 2008
23 Barbara Hogan African National Congress 25 September 2008 - 10 May 2009
24 Aaron Motsoaledi African National Congress 11 May 2009 - Present

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