Minister of Home Affairs (South Africa)

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South Africa
Minister of Home Affairs
Flag of South Africa.svg
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 Past Ministers[edit]

Minister of the Interior Affairs, 1910-1984[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party Prime Minister
Jan Smuts Jan Smuts circa 1915.jpg 1910 1912 SAP Louis Botha
(I) (II)
Abraham Fischer Abraham Fischer.jpg 1912 1913
Jan Smuts Jan Smuts circa 1915.jpg 1913 1919
Thomas Watt
Smuts Cabinet 1923.jpg
1919 1921
Jan Smuts
(takes office after Botha dies)
SAP Jan Smuts
(I) (II)
Patrick Duncan Patrick Duncan.jpg 1921 1924
D.F. Malan DFMalanPortret.jpg 19 June 1924 17 May 1933 NP J.B.M. Hertzog
(I) (II)
J.F.H Hofmeyer Hofmeyr.jpg 17 May 1933 1936 UP J.B.M. Hertzog
(III) (IV)
Richard Stuttaford Richard Stuttaford.jpg 1936 1939
Harry Lawrence HG Lawrence.jpg 1939 17 July 1943
Jan Smuts
(takes office after Hertzog resignation)
C.F. Clarkson
SA Cabinet 1939.jpg
17 July 1943 26 May 1948 UP Jan Smuts
T.E. Dönges Dönges cropped.jpg 26 May 1948 16 April 1958 HNP D.F. Malan
(I) (II)
Tom Naudé Tom Naudé 1962.jpg 16 April 1958 8 October 1961 NP Strydom
Hendrik Verwoerd
(takes office after Strydom's death)
Jan de Klerk Jan de Klerk.jpg 8 October 1961 30 March 1966 NP Hendrik Verwoerd
(I) (II)
P.K. le Roux PK le Roux.jpg 30 March 1966 10 April 1968
Lourens Muller Lourens Muller.JPG 10 April 1968 1970
B.J. Vorster
(takes office after Verwoerd's death)
Marais Viljoen Marais Viljoen.jpg 1970 1970 NP B.J. Vorster
(I) (II) (III)
Theo Gerdener Theo Gerdener.jpg 1970 1972
Connie Mulder Connie Mulder.jpg 1972 1978
Alwyn Schlebusch Alwyn Schlebusch.jpg 1978 1980
Chris Heunis Chris Heunis.jpg 1980 1982
NP P.W. Botha
F.W. de Klerk F. W. de Klerk 2012.jpg 1982 1984

Minister of Internal Affairs, 1984-1994[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President (since 1984)
F.W. de Klerk F. W. de Klerk 2012.jpg 1984 1985 NP P.W. Botha
(I) (II)
Stoffel Botha Stoffel Botha.jpg 1985 6 September 1989
Gene Louw 6 September 1989 1992 NP F.W. de Klerk
Louis Pienaar Louis Pienaar.jpg 1992 1993
Danie Schutte 1993 10 May 1994

Minister of Home Affairs, 1994-present[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
Mangosuthu Buthelezi Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1983).jpg 10 May 1994 29 April 2004 IFP Nelson Mandela
(Government of National Unity)
Thabo Mbeki
(I) (II)
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
29 April 2004 21 April 2009 ANC
Kgalema Motlanthe
(takes office after Mbeki resigns)
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma 2014.png 22 April 2009 3 October 2012 ANC Jacob Zuma
(I) (II)
Naledi Pandor Naledi Pandor 2012.jpg 4 October 2012 6 May 2014
Malusi Gigaba 7 May 2014 Incumbent


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