Marthinus Christoffel Johannes van Schalkwyk

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Marthinus van Schalkwyk

Marthinus Christoffel Johannes van Schalkwyk (born November 10, 1959 in Pietersburg ) is a South African politician , lawyer and political scientist .

He was a member of the National Party (NP) and, among other things, chairman of an Afrikaans student association. At the time of apartheid he was an employee of the military intelligence service ( Military Intelligence ) of South Africa.

He taught at the universities in Stellenbosch and Johannesburg . In 1990 he became a member of parliament and soon afterwards became the party's spokesman. Seven years later, in September 1997, he was elected chairman of the NP. In 1997 the NP was re-established as the New National Party (NNP). After the NNP was part of the Democratic Alliance for a short time , van Schalkwyk was chairman of the party until the NNP was dissolved in 2005. From 2002 to 2004 he was Prime Minister of the Western Cape Province with the help of the ANC . From 2004 to 2014 van Schalkwyk was Minister for Development Affairs and Tourism. The New National Party was dissolved in 2005, van Schalkwyk moved with most of the other NNP MPs to the African National Congress , to which van Schalkwyk has belonged ever since. In 2014 he was replaced as Minister by Derek Hanekom .


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