When did South Africa become the Union of South Africa?

The South Africa Act was approved by the four colonial parliaments in June 1909 and passed into law by the British Parliament by September 1909. The new union was inaugurated on May 31, 1910, with Louis Botha as the first prime minister.

Who ruled the Union of South Africa?

Union of South Africa

Union of South Africa Unie van Zuid-Afrika (Dutch) Unie van Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans)
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch
• 1910–1936 (first) George V
1936 Edward VIII

What happened in 1910 South Africa?

31 – The Union of South Africa is established from the former British colonies of the Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Transvaal and Orange River Colony. 31 – Herbert John Gladstone becomes the first Governor-General of the Union of South Africa. 31 – Louis Botha becomes the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.

What happened in South Africa 1909?

South Africa Act, act of 1909 that unified the British colonies of the Cape Colony, Natal, Transvaal, and Orange River (see Orange Free State) and thereby established the Union of South Africa.

Why did South Africa leave the Commonwealth in 1961?

South Africa withdraws from The Commonwealth, after pressure from member states against its apartheid policies. South Africa withdraws from The Commonwealth, after pressure from member states against its apartheid policies.

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