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The second cabinet of P.W. Botha was formed following the South African general election, 1987, on 6 May 1987. It was dissolved on 6 September 1989, after Botha's incapacitation following a stroke in January of that year.[1] After Botha's resignation in February,[2] he was replaced by Chris Heunis as acting State President for the remaining few months of the cabinet's term.[1] Heunis was replaced with F.W. de Klerk, who was elected leader of the National Party on 2 February[3] and inaugurated as State President on September 20.[4]

CabinetEdit

 
7th cabinet of Republic of South Africa
(since 1961 Constitution)
1987
 
P.W. Botha (c.1962)
Date formed6 May 1987 (1987-05-06)
Date dissolved6 September 1989 (1989-09-06)
People and organisations
Head of governmentPresident P.W. Botha
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition partyConservative Party
Opposition leaderAndries Treurnicht
History
Election(s)1987
Legislature term(s)2 years, 3 months and 11 days
PredecessorBotha I
Successorde Klerk
Ministry/Portfolio Minister/Incumbent Party Period
State President of South Africa Piet Willem Botha

Chris Heunis (acting)[1]

NP 1987-89

1989

Foreign Affairs Pik Botha[5] NP 1987-89
Education Frederik Willem de Klerk[6] NP 1987-89
Finance Barend du Plessis[7] NP 1987-89
Justice Kobie Coetsee[8] NP 1987-89
Defence Magnus Malan[9] NP 1987-89
Law and Order Adriaan Vlok[10] NP 1987-89
Constitutional Development Chris Heunis[11] NP 1987-89

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Renwick, Robin (2015). The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution. London: Biteback Publishing. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-84954-792-5.
  2. ^ Sparks, Allister (1996). Tomorrow is Another Country: The Inside Story of South Africa's Road to Change. Chicago: Chicago University Press. p. 88. ISBN 0-226-76855-4.
  3. ^ Sparks, Allister (1996). Tomorrow is Another Country: The Inside Story of South Africa's Road to Change. Chicago: Chicago University Press. p. 97. ISBN 0-226-76855-4.
  4. ^ Sparks, Allister (1996). Tomorrow is Another Country: The Inside Story of South Africa's Road to Change. Chicago: Chicago University Press. p. 99. ISBN 0-226-76855-4.
  5. ^ Renwick, Robin (2015). The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution. London: Biteback Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-84954-792-5.
  6. ^ Renwick, Robin (2015). The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution. London: Biteback Publishing. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-84954-792-5.
  7. ^ Renwick, Robin (2015). The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution. London: Biteback Publishing. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-84954-792-5.
  8. ^ Renwick, Robin (2015). The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution. London: Biteback Publishing. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-84954-792-5.
  9. ^ Renwick, Robin (2015). The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution. London: Biteback Publishing. p. 41. ISBN 978-1-84954-792-5.
  10. ^ Renwick, Robin (2015). The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution. London: Biteback Publishing. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-84954-792-5.
  11. ^ Renwick, Robin (2015). The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution. London: Biteback Publishing. p. 34. ISBN 978-1-84954-792-5.