Chris Stals

Dr. Christian Lodewyk Stals, better known as Chris Stals (born 13 March 1935[1]) was the seventh Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, serving from 8 August 1989 to 7 August 1999. He succeeded Dr. Gerhard de Kock who had died in office.

Christian Lodewyk Stals
Governor of the South African Reserve Bank
In office
August 1989 – August 1999
Preceded byGerhard De Kock
Succeeded byTito Mboweni
Personal details
Born (1935-03-13) 13 March 1935 (age 85)
Alma materUniversity of Pretoria

He obtained a BComm degree from the University of Pretoria[1]

During his term, South Africa's constitutional arrangements were changed again. The Second Republic was superseded by the Third Republic. It was also during his term that South Africa returned to the Commonwealth of Nations. It was President Nelson Mandela who kept Dr. Stals in office. Stals was succeeded by Tito Mboweni.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Christian Stals | Who's Who SA". Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ Dr Christian Lodewyk Stals[permanent dead link], South African Reserve Bank website, Retrieved 9 November 2010
  3. ^ Hlatshwayo, Nomile (3 November 2009). Excited Governor Mboweni bows out!, Times of Swaziland ("The 50 year-old Mboweni is the eighth governor of the SARB, having succeeded Dr. Christian Lodewyk Stals in August 1999")

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Anton Rupert
Chancellor of the University of Pretoria
Succeeded by
Wiseman Nkuhlu