Cabinet of South Africa

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The Cabinet of South Africa is the most senior level of the executive branch of the Government of South Africa. It is made up of the President, the Deputy President, and the Ministers.[1]

Selection[edit]

The President appoints the Deputy President, ministers, and deputy ministers; assigns their powers and functions, and may dismiss them. The President may select any number of ministers from the members of the National Assembly, and may select no more than two ministers from outside the assembly.

A member of the Cabinet is appointed by the President to be the leader of government business in the National Assembly.[2].

Members of the current cabinet[edit]

Cyril Ramaphosa was appointed as President of South Africa by parliament on 15 February 2018.[3] On 26 February, he announced a major Cabinet reshuffle, including the appointment of David Mabuza as Deputy President.[4]. The President announced a cabinet reshuffle on 22 November 2018, following the death of Minister Edna Molewa and the resignation of Malusi Gigaba.[5]

Portfolio Minister[6] Party Deputy Minister Party
President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa ANC Does not appear Does not appear
Deputy President of South Africa David Mabuza ANC Does not appear Does not appear
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Minister in the Presidency
Jackson Mthembu ANC Thembi Siweya ANC
Women
Minister in the Presidency
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane ANC Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize ANC
Agriculture, Land Reform, Rural Development Thoko Didiza ANC Sdumo Dlamini, Mcebisi Skwatsha ANC
Basic Education Angie Motshekga ANC Dr Regina Mhaule ANC
Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams SACP Pinky Kekana ANC
Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ANC Parks Tau, Obed Bapela ANC
Defence, Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula ANC Thabang Makwetla ANC
Environment, Forestry, Fisheries Barbara Creecy ANC Maggie Sotyu ANC
Employment, Labour Thulas Nxesi ANC Boitumelo Moloi ANC
Finance Tito Mboweni ANC Dr David Masondo ANC
Health Dr Zwelini Mkhize ANC Dr Joe Phaahla ANC
Higher Education, Science, Technology Dr Blade Nzimande ANC Buti Manamela ANC
Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi ANC Njabulo Nzuza ANC
Human Settlements, Water, Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu ANC Pam Tshwete, David Mahlobo ANC
International Relations, Cooperation Dr Naledi Pandor ANC Alvin Botes, Candith Mashego-Dlamini ANC
Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola ANC John Jeffery, Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa ANC
Mineral Resources, Energy Gwede Mantashe ANC Bavelile Hlongwa ANC
Police General Bheki Cele ANC Cassel Mathale ANC
Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan ANC Phumulo Masualle ANC
Public Service, Administration Senzo Mchunu ANC Sindy Chikunga ANC
Public Works, Infrastructure Patricia De Lille GOOD Noxolo Kiviet ANC
Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni ANC Rosemary Capa ANC
Social Development Lindiwe Zulu ANC Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu ANC
Sports, Arts, Culture Nathi Mthethwa ANC Nocawe Mafu ANC
State Security Ayanda Dlodlo ANC Zizi Kodwa ANC
Tourism Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane ANC Fish Mahlalela ANC
Trade, Industry Ebrahim Patel COSATU Fikile Majola, Nomalungelo Gina ANC
Transport Fikile Mbalula ANC Dikeledi Magadzi ANC

Previous cabinets[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Constitution of South Africa". GCIS. 1996.
  2. ^ "About Government". South Africa Government Online. Archived from the original on 2014-06-30.
  3. ^ "Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, Mr". South African Government. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  4. ^ "Mabuza hired, Nene's back as Ramaphosa shakes up Cabinet". TimesLIVE. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  5. ^ "#CabinetReshuffle: Ramaphosa announces new ministers and a merge". IOL News. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Government Leaders". South African Government. Retrieved 2018-02-15.