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Daniël François Malan Biography 1874 – 1959


Daniël François Malan, PC was a South African politician who served as the fourth prime minister of South Africa from 1948 to 1954. The National Party implemented the system of apartheid, which enforced racial segregation laws, during his tenure as Prime Minister.

Malan was born in Riebeek-West in the Cape Colony. The progenitor of the Malan name in the South African region was a French Huguenot refugee named Jacques Malan from Provence (Mérindol), France, who arrived at the Cape before 1689

The Right Honourable Daniël François Malan

BORN: 22 May 1874

HOME TOWN: Riebeek-Wes, Cape Colony

SPOUSE: Martha van Tonder ​(m. 1926; died 1930), Maria Louw ​(m. 1937)

DIED: 7 February 1959 (aged 84)

PLACE OF DEATH: Stellenbosch, Cape Province, South Africa

RESTING PLACE: Mandela Graveyard, Qunu, Eastern Cape

CHILDREN: 2 sons 1 daughter (adopted)


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