President Cyril Ramaphosa has introduced changes to his Cabinet Ministers.
In his speech on Monday night, announcing the Cabinet reshuffle, President Ramaphosa said that all members of the Executive have been directed to focus on those agreed-upon actions that will make a meaningful difference now, will enable real progress within the next year, and that will lay the foundation for a sustained recovery into the future.
He said the government had appointed a Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, with the intention of addressing the energy crisis.
According to President Ramaphosa, these changes will enhance the government’s ability to meet the commitments outlined in the State of the Nation Address and the Budget Speech.
“Government is focused on solving South Africans’ concerns, including load shedding, unemployment, poverty and rising costs of living, and crime and corruption,” he said.
President Ramaphosa has appointed Paul Mashatile as Deputy President
• Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
• Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
• Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Maropene Ramokgopa
• Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
• Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Mondli Gungubele
• Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Thembi Nkadimeng
• Minister of Public Service and Administration, Noxolo Kiviet
• Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Sihle Zikalala
• Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Zizi Kodwa
• Minister of Tourism, Patricia de Lille
• Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga, Deputy Minister of Transport, Lisa Mangcu.
• Deputy Ministers in the Presidency, Nomasonto Motaung and Kenneth Morolong
• Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Sisisi Tolashe
• Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Pinky Kekana
• There will be two Deputy Ministers for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Parks Tau and Zolile Burns-Ncamashe
• There will be two Deputy Ministers for Water and Sanitation, David Mahlobo and Judith Tshabalala,
• Deputy Minister of Public Works, Bernice Swarts
• Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Dipuo Peters
• Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Obed Bapela
• Deputy Minister of Transport, Lisa Mangcu.
The President fired three cabinet ministers- Tourism Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthetwa and Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and People with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.