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    SADC Chairpersons 1980– 2019

     

     

    Date

     

     

    Chairperson

     

    Country

     

    1980-1981

     

     H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1981-1982

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1982-1993

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1983-1984

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1984-1985

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1985-1986

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1986-1987

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1987-1988

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1988-1989

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1989-1990

     

    H.E President Ali Hassan Mwinyi

    United Republic of Tanzania

     

     

    1990-1991

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1991-1992

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1992 – 1993

     

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

     

     

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1993 – 1994

     

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

     

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1994 – 1995

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

     

     

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1995 – 1996

     

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

     

     

     

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1996 – 1997

     

    H.E President Dr Quett Ketumile Joni  Masire

     

    Republic of Botswana

     

    1997 – 1998

     

     

    H.E President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

     

     

    Republic of South Africa

     

     

    1998 - 1999

    H.E President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

     

    Republic of South Africa

     

     

     

     

    1999 - 2000

    H.E President Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

     

     

    Republic of South Africa

     

     

     

    2000-2001

     

    H.E President Joachim Chissano

     

    Republic of Mozambique

     

     

     

     2001-2002

    H.E President Sam Shafiishuna Daniel Nujoma

     

     

    Republic of Namibia

     

     

     2002-2003

    H.E President Jose Eduardo dos Santos

     

    Republic of Angola

     

     

     

     2003-2004

    H.E President Benjamin William Mkapa

     

    United Republic of Tanzania

     

     

     

    2004 - 2005

     

    Prime Minister Paul Raymond Berenger

     

     

    Republic of Mauritius

     

     

    2005 - 2006

     

    H.E President Festus Gontebanye Mogae

     

    Republic of Botswana

     

     

    2006 - 2007

     

    H.E Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili

     

    Kingdom of Lesotho

     

     

    2007 - 2008

     

    H.E President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa

     

     

    Republic of Zambia

     

     

    2008 - 2009

     

    H.E President Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

    H.E President Kgalema petrus Motlanthe

    H.E President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma

     

     

    Republic of South Africa

     

    2009-2010

     

    H.E President Joseph Kabila

    Democratic Republic of Congo

     

    2010-2011

     

    H. E President Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba

    Republic of Namibia

     

    2011-2012

     

    H.E President Jose Eduardo dos Santos

    Republic of Angola

     

    2012-2013

     

    H.E President Armando Emilio Guebuza

    Republic of Mozambique

     

    2013-2014

     

    H.E President Dr Joyce Banda

    H.E President Peter Mutharika

    Republic of Malawi

     

    2014-2105

     

    H.E President Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama

    Republic of Botswana

     

    2015-2016

     

    H.E President Robert Gabriel Mugabe

    Republic of Zimbabwe

     

    2016-2017

     

    His Royal Majesty King Mswati III

     Kingdom of Eswatini

     

    2017-2018

    H.E President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma

    H.E President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa

    Republic of South Africa

     

    2018-2019

     

    H.E President Hage Gottfried Geingob

    Republic of Namibia

     

    2019-

     

    H.E President Dr John Joseph Magufuli

    United Republic of Tanzania

     

    *Please note that the SADC Chairpersonship runs from August of a year to the following year in August hence the overlapping in the years.