South Africa's new cabinet and combined ministries

Sara Gon | May 30, 2019
The number of ministries has been reduced from 36 to 28 and analysis on the ministers will come over the next few days and weeks

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his new cabinet (50 minutes late) and said the ministries would be reduced from 36 to 28.

The combined ministries are:

• Trade and industry is combined with economic development;

• Higher education and training is combined with science and     technology;

• Environmental affairs is combined with forestry and fisheries;

• Agriculture is combined with land reform and rural development;

• Mineral resources is combined with energy;

• Human settlements is combined with water and sanitation; and

• Sports and recreation is combined with arts and culture

The new ministers are:

David Mabuza - deputy president;

Thoko Didiza - agriculture, land reform and rural development;

Angie Motshekga - basic education;

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams - communications;

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - co-operative governance and traditional affairs;

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula - defence and military veterans;

Barbara Creecy - environment, forestry and fisheries

Thulas Nxesi - employment and labour

Tito Mboweni - finance

Zwelini Mkhize - health

Blade Nzimande - higher education, science and technology

Aaron Motsoaledi - home affairs

Lindiwe Sisulu - water, sanitation and human settlements

Naledi Pandor - international relations

Ronald Lamola - justice and correctional services

Gwede Mantashe - mineral resources and energy

Bheki Cele - police

Jackson Mthembu - presidency

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane - presidency for women, youth, and people with disabilities

Pravin Gordhan - public enterprises

Senzo Mchunu - public services and administration

Patricia de Lille - public works and infrastructure

Khumbudzo Ntshavheni - small business

Lindiwe Zulu - social development

Nathi Mthethwa - sports, arts and culture

Ayanda Dlodlo - state security

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Nguban - tourism

Ebrahim Patel - trade and industry

Fikile Mbalula - transport


Half of the appointment were women, youth were significantly included. Also there is no Jeff Radebe, Derek Hanekom and Rob Davies

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