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Balthazar Johannes Vorster
Person · 13 December 1915 – 10 September 1983

Balthazar Johannes "B. J." Vorster, also known as John Vorster, was a South African apartheid politician who served as the prime minister and fourth state president of South Africa from 1978 to 1979. He strongly adhered to apartheid policies, overseeing the Rivonia Trial, Terrorism Act, Soweto Riots, and Steve Biko crisis. He conducted a pragmatic foreign policy to improve relations between the white minority government and South Africa's neighbors.

Swart Charles Robberts
Person · 5 December 1894 – 16 July 1982

Charles Robberts Swart DMS (5 December 1894 – 16 July 1982), nicknamed "Blackie",[3] was a South African politician who served as the last governor-general of the Union of South Africa from 1959 to 1961 and the first state president of the Republic of South Africa from 1961 to 1967.