Danny Jordaan is the new President of the South African Football Association after winning the two-man contest for the position.
Jordaan, who played a key role in the successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, coasted to a landslide victory.
He polled 162 votes against 88 for the other candidate Mandla Mazibuko.
Previous president, Kirsten Nematandani, was not nominated by any of the 52 Safa regions.
Jordaan, a 62-year-old native of Port Elizabeth and former member of parliament for the ruling African National Congress, will face many challenges during his four-year term of office.
He will take on issues surrounding development structures, administration, finance, and poor results for both the senior and age-limit national teams.
South Africa failed to make the 2014 World Cup qualification play-offs in Africa after being held at home and losing away against lowest Group A seeds Ethiopia.
Jordaan was recently named an advisor to Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou following several unsuccessful bids for a seat on the executive committee of the African governing body.