The following lists events that happened during 1948 in South Africa .
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Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts was a South African statesman, military leader, and philosopher. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as prime minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 1948. Although Smuts had originally advocated racial segregation and opposed the enfranchisement of black Africans, his views changed and he backed the Fagan Commission's findings that complete segregation was impossible. Smuts subsequently lost the 1948 election to hard-line nationalists who institutionalised apartheid. He continued to work for reconciliation and emphasised the British Commonwealth's positive role until his death in 1950.
The Ossewabrandwag (OB) was an anti-British and pro-German organisation in South Africa during World War II, which opposed South African participation in the war. Pro-German Afrikaners formed the Ossewabrandwag in Bloemfontein on 4 February 1939.
Daniel François Malan, more commonly known as D. F. Malan, was a South African politician who served as Prime Minister of South Africa from 1948-54. The National Party implemented the system of apartheid, which enforced racial segregation laws. The foundations of apartheid were firmly laid down during his tenure as Prime Minister.
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom, commonly called Hans Strijdom , nicknamed the Lion of the North, was Prime Minister of South Africa from 30 November 1954 to 24 August 1958. He was an uncompromising Afrikaner nationalist, and a member of the largest, baasskap faction of the National Party (NP), who further perpetuated the NP's Apartheid policies during his rule.
Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr was a South African politician and intellectual in the years preceding apartheid. In his lifetime he was regarded as one of the cleverest men in the country, and it was widely expected that he would eventually become Prime Minister of South Africa. He came from a well-known Afrikaner family; his uncle, also Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr but known affectionately as "Onze Jan" among fellow Afrikaners, was a famous figure in the Afrikaans language movement.
The following lists events that happened during 1952 in South Africa.
The following lists events that happened during 1950 in South Africa.
The following lists events that happened during 1953 in South Africa.
The following lists events that happened during 1943 in South Africa.
The following lists events that happened during 1951 in South Africa.
The following lists events that happened during 1924 in South Africa.
The following lists events that happened during 1919 in South Africa.
The following lists events that happened during 1945 in South Africa.
The following lists events that happened during 1940 in South Africa.
The Herenigde Nasionale Party was a political party in South Africa during the 1940s. It was the product of the reunion of Daniel François Malan's Gesuiwerde Nasionale Party and J.B.M. Hertzog's breakaway Afrikaner nationalist faction of the United Party in 1940.
François Stephanus Malan PC, usually called F. S. Malan or just F. S., was a South African politician.
Nicolaas Christiaan Havenga was a South African politician who served as Finance Minister in the governments of J. B. M. Hertzog and Daniel François Malan.
Riebeek West is a small town situated about 75 km north-east of Cape Town and 5 km north of its twin town Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland area of the Western Cape, South Africa.
The Volksparty (VP) was a short-lived South African political party from 1939 to 1941.