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|Jan Christoffel Botha|
|Minister of Home Affairs|
|President||P. W. Botha|
|Political party||National Party|
Jan Christoffel "Stoffel" Botha (1929–1998) was a South African politician, a member of the National Party, elected representative of Port Natal (until 1989), administrator of Natal Province (1979–1984), Minister of Home Affairs (1985–1989) in the P.W. Botha government.
Lawyer by profession, he began his professional career in Pretoria before starting a political career.
Elected to Natal where he owned a farm, he was named administrator of the province in province in 1979 by Pieter Botha. He was the provincial head of the National Party when State President P.W. Botha named him to the government in 1985 as Minister of Home Affairs. In this post, he was responsible for censorship, and became the bête noire of opposition press, including The Weekly Mail. In 1986, he opposed proposition to power-share with the black majority, reaffirming his support for apartheid.
In 1989, when Frederik de Klerk came to power, he announced his retirement from political life, and died in 1998.
|Administrator of Natal Province
Frederik de Klerk
|Minister of Home Affairs