Pieter Willem Botha, (12/1/1916–31/102006), commonly known as "P. W." and Die Groot Krokodil, was the prime minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 and the first executive state president from 1984-1989. Although a fierce opponent of black majority rule and Communism, his government did make concessions towards political reform. Botha resigned the party leadership in February 1989 after suffering a stroke and six months later was coerced to leave the presidency as well.
Balthazar Johannes Vorster (13 Desember 1915 tot 10 September 1983) het dr. Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd met laasgenoemde se sluipmoord op 6 September 1966 opgevolg as Eerste Minister van Suid-Afrika en so die sewende Eerste Minister sedert Uniewording geword. Hy was ook 'n kort tydperk van 1978 tot 1979 Staatspresident van Suid-Afrika.