Full List Of Cabinet Changes Made By Cyril Ramaphosa
Our middle-of-the-day cabinet reshuffle proved to be just a little steadier than the late-night ones before it. Cyril Ramaphosa has rung the changes once again, bringing in some familiar and fresh faces.
The changes were far from rampant, and the likes of Bathabile Dlamini and Nomvula Mokonyane – ministers considered “under pressure” have managed to hold on to their jobs. In fact, Mokonyane has bagged herself another cabinet position as a result of Ramaphosa’s reshuffle.
There are some new names to get to grips with as well as a few familiar faces. There’s one departure, but Cyril hasn’t wielded his axe – a deputy minister has decided to resign on Thursday. Here’s what you need to know:
Cabinet Reshuffle – all the big changes here:
Minister of Home Affairs: Siyabonga Cwele
Malusi Gigaba’s replacement will be Siyabonga Cwele. The 60-year-old has been shifted from his position of Telecommunications, serving as Member of Parliament since 1994 and a Member of the National Assembly since 1999. He holds two degrees in medical and economic policy from UKZN and Stellenbosch respectively.
Minister of Environmental Affairs: Nomvula Mokonyane
Nomvula Mokonyane will replace the late Edna Molewa. The communications minister started the day as a rumoured casualty of the reshuffle but has managed to keep hold of her position within the cabinet. Mokonyane was once a Zuma loyalist and hadn’t fared too well when she was in charge of water and sanitation.
New Ministers introduced to the cabinet: Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will be heading up the combined departments of Telecommunications and Communications. The President is merging those two departments and bringing in SNA to do the jobs vacated by both Mokonyane and Cwele.
Ministers who have left cabinet: Thembi Majola
There have been no official ministerial changes, but Deputy Energy Minister Thembi Majola has resigned due to family commitments.
By Tom Head, THE SOUTH AFRICAN
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