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Ramaphosa announces new cabinet

In a surprise move, President Cyril Ramaphosa named Patricia de Lille as one of his cabinet members in a reduced executive.

The controversial David Mabuza has been appointed as deputy President.

“In appointing a new national executive, I have taken a number of considerations into account, including experience, continuity, competence, generational mix and demographic and regional diversity,” said Ramaposa.

Ramaphosa said that half of the ministers are women and there are a number of young people.

Tito Mboweni is the Minister of Finance, while Pravin Gordhan remains Minister of Public Enterprises.

The leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane said that it was unfortunately that Ramaphosa had placed the internal factional interests of the ANC ahead of the interests of the people of South Africa.

“At a time of great expectation of renewal and change, Ramaphosa instead chose the survival of the ANC over the future of the country. Ramaphosa chose to appoint comprised individuals such as David Mabuza as Deputy President, Fikile Mbalula as Minister of Transport and Gwede Mantashe as Minister of Mineral Resources,” said Maimane.

“This cabinet announcement shows the farcical belief that a stronger mandate for Cyril Ramaphosa would lead to a “new dawn”. Rather, his appointments, to the economics cluster, show that he will continue down the same tried and tested path that has led us to having the highest youth unemployment rate in the world,” added Maimane.

Ramaphosa’s full Cabinet list:

•The Deputy President is David Mabuza.

• The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is Thoko Didiza.

•The Deputy Ministers are Sdumo Dlamini and Mcebisi Skwatsha.

•The Minister of Basic Education is Angie Motshekga.

•The Deputy Minister is Dr Regina Mhaule.

• The Minister of Communications is Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

•The Deputy Minister is Pinky Kekana.

•The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

•The Deputy Ministers are Parks Tau and Obed Bapela.

•The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans is Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

•The Deputy Minister is Thabang Makwetla.

•The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is Barbara Creecy.

•The Deputy Minister is Maggie Sotyu.

•The Minister of Employment and Labour is Thulas Nxesi.

•The Deputy Minister is Boitumelo Moloi.

•The Minister of Finance is Tito Mboweni.

•The Deputy Minister is Dr David Masondo.

•The Minister of Health is Dr Zwelini Mkhize.

•The Deputy Minister is Dr Joe Phaahla.

•The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology is Dr Blade Nzimande.

•The Deputy Minister is Buti Manamela.

•The Minister of Home Affairs is Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

•The Deputy Minister is Njabulo Nzuza.

•The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation is Lindiwe Sisulu.

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•The Deputy Ministers are Pam Tshwete and David Mahlobo.

•The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation is Dr Naledi Pandor.

•The Deputy Ministers are Alvin Botes and Candith Mashego-Dlamini.

•The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services is Ronald Lamola.

•The Deputy Ministers are John Jeffery and Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa.

•The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy is Gwede Mantashe.

•The Deputy Minister is Bavelile Hlongwa.

•The Minister of Police is General Bheki Cele.

•The Deputy Minister is Cassel Mathale.

•The Minister in the Presidency is Jackson Mthembu.

•The Deputy Minister in the Presidency is Thembi Siweya.

•The Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities is Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

•The Deputy Minister is Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize.

•The Minister of Public Enterprises is Pravin Gordhan.

•The Deputy Minister is Phumulo Masualle.

•The Minister of Public Service and Administration is Senzo Mchunu.

•The Deputy Minister is Sindy Chikunga.

•The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure is Patricia De Lille.

•The Deputy Minister is Noxolo Kiviet.

•The Minister of Small Business Development is Khumbudzo Ntshavheni.

•The Deputy Minister is Rosemary Capa.

•The Minister of Social Development is Lindiwe Zulu.

•The Deputy Minister is Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu.

•The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture is Nathi Mthethwa.

•The Deputy Minister is Nocawe Mafu.

•The Minister of State Security is Ayanda Dlodlo.

•The Deputy Minister is Zizi Kodwa.

•The Minister of Tourism is Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane.

•The Deputy Minister is Fish Mahlalela.

•The Minister of Trade and Industry is Ebrahim Patel.

•The Deputy Ministers are Fikile Majola and Nomalungelo Gina.

•The Minister of Transport is Fikile Mbalula.

•The Deputy Minister is Dikeledi Magadzi.