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South African politician Daniel ...
isgap.org, 20 May 2014 [cached]
South African politician Daniel Francois Malan, who led the Nationalist Party into government in 1948 and began instituting the white-supremacist doctrine of Apartheid as official policy. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Coelacanth | Lake St Lucia Villas
www.lakestluciavillas.com, 29 Mar 2011 [cached]
The second specimen, found in 1952 by Comorian fisherman Ahamadi Abdallah, was originally described as a different species, at first 'Malania hunti' but later as Malania anjounae (after Daniel François Malan, the South African Prime Minister at the time, who had dispatched an SAAF Dakota to fetch the specimen), but it was later discovered that the lack of the first dorsal fin, which was believed to distinguish it from Latimeria, was due to an injury early in the specimen's life.
Ironically, Malan was a staunch creationist; on seeing the supposed ancestor of all terrestrial life named after him, his reaction was a startled, "Why it's ugly!
Historic Graaff Reinet - Reformation Society
www.reformationsa.org, 13 April 2014 [cached]
Daniel Francois Malan (1874-1959), an ordained minster of the NGK and also a Prime Minister of South Africa served as minister in Graaff-Reinet between 1912 and 1915.
Daniel F. Malan (South ...
www.britannica.com, 17 May 2013 [cached]
Daniel F. Malan (South African politician) Statesman and politician who formed South Africa's first exclusively Afrikaner government and instituted the policy of apartheid (the enforced segregation of nonwhites from whites).
Daniel Francois Malan -- A Biography of DF Malan
africanhistory.about.com, 4 Dec 2015 [cached]
Daniel Francois Malan
Daniel Francois Malan
Daniel Francois Malan was born in the village of Riebeek-Wes, on the slopes of the solitary Kasteelberg (Castle mountain), which dominates the local stretch of the Berg River Valley.
studied for his
first degree at Victoria College
, Stellenbosch, and for his
Doctorate at University of Utrecht, Holland
In 1905 Malan
was ordained as a minister of the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk
(NGK, Dutch Reformed Church) and then travelled for several years as an itinerant preacher through South Africa, the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
Malan's election to Parliament
return to South Africa Malan developed an interest in politics, becoming a stalwart supporter of JMB Hertzog in 1914 when he
established the National Party
(NP) in response to being dropped from Louis Botha's new government.
Malan's political career started in July 1915 when he joined the National Party and became the first editor of its newspaper Die Burger.
The paper actively supported Nationalist causes and opposed South Africa's support of Britain in the First World War.
Becoming leader for the National Party
in the Cape, Malan
was elected to parliament in 1918.
He had also, by this time, become a member of the Afrikaner Broederbond (AB).
JMB Hertzog's National Party
, in a pact with the Labour Party, came to power in 1924.
DF Malan was given the post of Minister of the Interior, Education and Public Health in 1924 - a post he held until 1933.
In 1925 Malan
was at the forefront of a campaign to replace Dutch with Afrikaans in the constitution, and demand bilingualism throughout the civil service - this opened up a significant career opportunity for Afrikaans speakers, and was fundamental to future political developments for Afrikaner nationalism.
Also in 1925, Malan
introduced a bill to the South African House of Assembly to create a national flag - Malan
wanted a "clean" flag, free from the Union Jack.