Botha appoints Hendrikse and Rajbansi into his Cabinet


P.W. Botha

Saturday, 15 September 1984

The leader of the Labour Party, the Reverend H. J. Allan Hendrickse and Amichand Rajbansi of the National People's Party (NPP) are appointed to the Cabinet as Chairmen of the Ministers' Councils, but neither is given a ministerial portfolio. Both these leaders had accepted the Tricameral parliament introduced by P W Botha as a part of his constitutional reforms. Hendrikse and Rajbansi were representative of Coloured and Indian people in the House of Representative and House of Delegates, respectively.

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• Independent Online(IOL) News (2006), 'The life and times of PW Botha', in the iol,1 November, [online], Available at  [Accessed 12 September 2013]
• Kalley Jacqueline A.,Schoeman Elna and Andor L.E. (1999), Southern African Political History: A Chronology of Key Political Events from Independence to Mid-1997, (Greenwood Press), p.490

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