Second Cabinet of D.F. Malan

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11th Cabinet of Union of South Africa
(since 1909 South Africa Act)
1953
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D.F. Malan
Date formed15 April 1953 (1953-04-15)
Date dissolved16 April 1958 (1958-04-16)
People and organisations
Head of stateQueen Elizabeth II
Head of governmentPrime Minister Hans Strydom
Head of government's historyPrime Minister D.F. Malan
No. of ministers12
Member partyNational Party
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition partyUnited Party
Opposition leaderKoos Strauss
History
Election(s)1953
Legislature term(s)5 years and 1 day
PredecessorMalan I
SuccessorStrydom
11th Cabinet of Union of South Africa.
(c.1953)
Front (left to right): S. P. le Roux; J. C. Strydom; Dr. D. F. Malan; Dr. E. G. Jansen; N. C. Havenga; C. R. Swart and P. O. Sauer. Back (left to right): E. H. Louw; Dr T. E. Donges; F. C. Erasmus; B. J. Schoeman; J. F. Naude; Sen. H. Verwoerd; J. H. Viljoen; and Dr. K. Bremer.

Malan retiresEdit

The Prime Minister announced his retirement, to a "dumbfounded" cabinet on 12 October 1954 – it was thought to be linked to his health. The party favourite, E.H. Louw, was suggested by Die Burger to take over.[1] But in the ensuing months, a race broke out between N.C. Havenga and Hans Strydom – who wanted to accelerate the "nationalist objectives".[2]

On 30 November 1954, Hans Strydom was announced as D.F. Malan's successor.[3]

CabinetEdit

Post Minister Term Party
Prime Minister   Hans Strydom 1954 NP
Dr. D.F. Malan 1948 1954 NP
Deputy Prime Minister   Adv. C.R. Swart 1954 1958 NP
N.C. Havenga 1948 1954 NP
Minister of Agriculture   The Hon. S.P. le Roux MP 1948 1958 NP
Minister of Defence   The Hon. F.C. Erasmus MP 1948 NP
Minister of Economic Affairs   The Hon. E.H. Louw MP 1948 1954 NP
Minister of Education, Arts and Science   The Hon. J.H. Viljoen MP 1950 1957 NP
Minister of Finance   The Hon. Tom Naudé MP 1956 1958 NP
The Hon. E.H. Louw MP 1954 1956 NP
The Hon. N.C. Havenga MP 1948 1954 NP
Minister of Foreign Affairs   The Hon. E.H. Louw MP 1955 NP
Hans Strydom 1954 1955 NP
Dr. D.F. Malan 1948 1954 NP
Minister of Forestry   The Hon. F.C. Erasmus MP 1956 NP
The Hon. J.H. Viljoen MP 1954 1956 NP
Minister of Health   The Hon. J.H. Viljoen MP 1956 1957 NP
The Hon. Tom Naudé MP 1954 1956 NP
The Hon. A.J.R. van Rhijn MP 1953 1954 NP
Minister of Interior Affairs   The Hon. T.E. Dönges MP 1948 1958 NP
Minister of Justice   The Hon. C.R. Swart MP 1948 NP
Minister of Labour   The Hon. Jan de Klerk MP 1954 NP
The Hon. B.J. Schoeman MP 1948 1954 NP
Minister of Lands and Irrigation   The Hon. P.O. Sauer MP 1954 NP
The Hon. Hans Strydom MP 1948 1954 NP
Minister of Native Affairs   The Hon. Hendrik Verwoerd MP 1950 NP
Minister of Posts and Telegraphs   The Hon. Albert Hertzog MP 1954 NP
The Hon. Tom Naudé MP 1950 1954 NP
Minister of Public Works   The Hon. Jan de Klerk MP 1954 1958 NP
The Hon. B.J. Schoeman MP 1950 1954 NP
Minister of Social Welfare   The Hon. J.J. Serfontein MP 1954 NP
The Hon. J.H. Viljoen MP 1953 1954 NP
Minister of Transport   The Hon. B.J. Schoeman MP 1954 NP
The Hon. P.O. Sauer MP 1948 1954 NP

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "Malan Retires From Ministry". No. 18. The Cornell Daily Sun. Associated Press. 13 October 1954. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Malan Gets A Successor". The Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. 30 November 1954. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ "An ageing anachronism: D.F. Malan as prime minister, 1948–1954". Kronos. 36 (1). November 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2015.

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