Minister of Home Affairs (South Africa)

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South Africa
Minister of Home Affairs
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Malusi Gigaba

since 26 May 2014
Department of Home Affairs
Style The Honourable
Appointer Jacob Zuma
Inaugural holder Jan Smuts
Formation 31 May 1910
Deputy Fatima Chohan
Salary R2,211,937[1]
Website Department of Home Affairs

The Minister of Home Affairs is the minister in the Cabinet of South Africa with responsibility for the Department of Home Affairs. The position includes responsibility for immigration, refugee and asylum policy, for the civil registry, and for the issuing of identity documents and passports.

List of Ministers of Home Affairs[edit]

Minister Party Period Under
Ministers of the Interior
Jan Smuts SAP 1910–1912 Government of Prime Minister Louis Botha
Abraham Fischer SAP 1912–1913
Hendrik Schalk Theron SAP 1915
Sir Thomas Watt SAP 1916–1919
1919–1921 First Government of Prime Minister Jan Smuts
Patrick Duncan SAP 1921–1924
D. F. Malan NP 1924–1933 Government of Prime Minister J. B. M. Hertzog
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr SAP/UP 1933–1936
Richard Stuttaford UP 1936–1939
Harry Gordon Lawrence UP 1939–1943 Second Government of Prime Minister Jan Smuts
Charles Francis Clarkson UP 1943–1948
Harry Gordon Lawrence UP 1948
T. E. Dönges NP 1948–1954 Government of Prime Minister D. F. Malan
1954–1958 Government of Prime Minister J. G. Strijdom
Jozua François Naudé NP 1958–1961 Government of Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd
Johannes de Klerk NP 1961–1966
P. K. Le Roux NP 1966–1968 Government of Prime Minister B. J. Vorster
Lourens Muller NP 1968–1970
Marais Viljoen NP 1970
Theo Gerdener NP 1970–1972
Connie Mulder NP 1972–1978
Alwyn Schlebusch NP 1978–1980 Government of Prime Minister P. W. Botha
Chris Heunis NP 1980–1982
F. W. de Klerk NP 1982–1984
Ministers of Internal Affairs
F. W. de Klerk NP 1984–1985 Government of State President P. W. Botha
Stoffel Botha NP 1985–1989
Gene Louw NP 1989–1992 Government of State President F. W. de Klerk
Louis Pienaar NP 1992–1993
Danie Schutte NP 1993–1994
Ministers of Home Affairs
Mangosuthu Buthelezi IFP 1994–1999 Government of President Nelson Mandela
1999–2004 Government of President Thabo Mbeki
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula ANC 2004–2008 Government of President Thabo Mbeki
2008–2009 Government of President Kgalema Motlanthe
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ANC 11 May 2009 – September 2012 Government of President Jacob Zuma
Naledi Pandor ANC 4 October 2012 – 25 May 2014 Government of President Jacob Zuma
Malusi Gigaba ANC 25 May 2014 – Present Government of President Jacob Zuma


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