Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom

Former Prime Minister of South Africa

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.

Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom
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
Born(1893-07-14)14 July 1893
Klipfontein, Cape Colony
Died24 August 1958(1958-08-24) (aged 65)
Cape Town, Cape Province, Union of South Africa
Political partyNational Party


  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. Archived from the original on 20 December 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010.