South African Presidents’ Academic Qualification: 1984 Till Date


Do you really need academic qualification to run a country or head a large organisation? South Africa is a country situated at the southern part of Africa, a multi ethnic society consisting of people with different religions, cultures and languages. South Africa has had its own fair share of racial clashes between the white minority and the black majority which lasted for quite some time and will remain in the history of South Africa. The Apartheid regime as it was popularly called kicked off in 1984. From 1910 – 1961, the monarch served as the Head of State of South Africa according to the South Africa Act 1909, though she was represented in South Africa by a Governor General. In line with the constitution of South Africa in 1961 both the monarch and the Governor-General were replaced by the ceremonial State President. Also in line with the Tricameral Constitution in 1984 the State President received powers that made him the head of both state and government. Since 1994 the head of state and government has been called the President according to the present constitution. Here’s a list of South African Presidents’ Academic Qualification starting from 1984 till date.

South African Presidents’ Academic Qualification: 1984 Till Date

1. P. W. Botha (1916–2006)

Tenure: 14 September 1984 – 15 August 1989

P. W. Botha

Botha got admitted into Grey University College (currently known as University of the Free State) in Bloemfontein to study law, but he left at the early age of twenty to enable him pursue a career in politics, and that was the end of his academic pursuit.

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