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Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
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6th Prime Minister of South Africa
In office
30 November 1954 – 24 August 1958
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byDaniel Francois Malan
Succeeded byHendrik Verwoerd
Personal details
Born14 July 1893(1893-07-14)
Klipfontein, Cape Colony
Died24 August 1958(1958-08-24) (aged 65)
Cape Town, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
Political partyNational Party

Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom (also spelled Strydom) also known as J.G. Strydom or Hans Strydom (July 14 1893-August 24 1958)[1] nicknamed the Lion of the North,[2] was Prime Minister of South Africa from 30 November 1954 to 24 August 1958.[1] He was an Afrikaner nationalist,[1] and a supporter of apartheid.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  2. "Johannes G Strijdom". South African History Online.,jg.htm. Retrieved 25 March 2010.