President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his new cabinet, which will lead South Africa.
Following his recent inauguration, Ramaphosa said that while South Africans have felt the warm embrace of liberty, they have also known moments of doubt.
He highlighted that the problems the country face include poverty, poor healthcare, unemployment, and corruption.
“Our people have watched as some of those in whom they had invested their trust have surrendered to the temptation of power and riches,” he said.
“They have seen some of the very institutions of our democracy eroded and resources squandered. The challenges that we face are real, but they are not insurmountable.”
Many South Africans have called on Ramaphosa to cut the size of his cabinet and remove incompetent and corrupt ministers. This has been done to a degree, with the number of ministers reduced from 36 to 28. However, certain departments have been given two deputy ministers.
Below is Ramaphosa’s new cabinet, which was announced today.
|President Cyril Ramaphosa’s New Cabinet|
|President of South Africa||Cyril Ramaphosa||N/A|
|Deputy President of South Africa||David Mabuza||N/A|
|Agriculture, Land Reform, Rural Development||Thoko Didiza||Mcebisi Skwatsha and Sdumo Dlamini|
|Arts and Culture, Sports and Recreation||Nathi Mthethwa||Nocawe Mafu|
|Basic Education||Angie Motshekga||Regina Mhaule|
|Communications||Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams||Pinky Kekana|
|Cooperative Governance , Traditional Affairs||Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma||Obed Bapela and Parks Tau|
|Defence and Military Veterans||Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula||Thabang Makwelta|
|Energy, Mineral Resources||Gwede Mantashe||Bavelile Hlongwa|
|Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries||Barbara Creecy||Maggie Sotyu|
|Employment and Labour||Thulas Nxesi||Boitumelo Moloi|
|Finance||Tito Mboweni||David Masondo|
|Health||Zwelini Mkhize||Joe Phaala|
|Higher Education and Training, Science and Technology||Blade Nzimande||Buti Manamela|
|Home Affairs||Aaron Motsoaledi||Njabulo Nzuza|
|Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation||Lindiwe Sisulu||Pam Tshwete and David Mahlobo|
|International Relations and Cooperation||Naledi Pandor||Alvin Botes and Candith Mashego-Dlamini|
|Justice and Correctional Services||Ronald Lamola||John Jeffery and Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa|
|Minister in the Presidency||Jackson Mthembu||Thembi Siweya|
|Police||Bheki Cele||Cassel Mathale|
|Public Enterprises||Pravin Gordhan||Phumulo Masualle|
|Public Service and Administration||Senzo Mchunu||Sindy Chikunga|
|Public Works and Infrastructure||Patricia De Lille||Noxolo Kiviet|
|Small Business Development||Khumbudzo Ntshavheni||Rosemary Capa|
|Social Development||Lindiwe Zulu||Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu|
|State Security||Ayanda Dlodlo||Zizi Kodwa|
|Tourism||Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane||Fish Mahlalela|
|Trade and Industry, Economic Development||Ebrahim Patel||Fikile Majola and Nomalungelo Gina|
|Transport||Fikile Mbalula||Dikeledi Magadzi|
|Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities||Maite Nkoana-Mashabane||Hlengiwe Mkhize|