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Here Is The Full List of South Africa’s New Cabinet

While you were sleeping, the president made some changes... or non-changes.

Last night South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa announced some changes to cabinet. Some of Zuma's appointments were reversed, and some ministers were sacked.

While this reshuffle shows a huge improvement from Zuma's choices, the main criticism from South Africans is that most of these names are familiar and most of them old—where are the new young voices?


Here's the full list of new ministers:

  • Deputy President—DD Mabuza
  • Minister of Cooperative Governance—Zweli Mkhize
  • Minister of Finance—Nhlanhla Nene
  • Minister of Communications—Nomvula Mokonyane
  • Minister of Energy —Jeff Radebe
  • Minister of Higher education—Naledi Pandor
  • Minister of Home Affairs—Malusi Gigaba
  • Minister of Human Settlements—Nomaindia Mfeketo
  • Minister of International Relations—Lindiwe Sisulu
  • Minister of Mineral Resources—Gwede Mantashe
  • Minister of Police—Bheki Cele
  • Minister of Public Enterprises—Pravin Gordhan
  • Minister of Public service and Administration—Ayanda Dlodlo
  • Public Works—Thulas Nxesi
  • Rural Development and Land reform—Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
  • Science and Technology—Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane
  • Sports & Recreation—Thokozile Xasa
  • State security—Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
  • Social development—Susan Shabangu
  • Minister of monitoring, planning and evaluation in Presidency—Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
  • Minister of Women in the Presidency—Bathabile Dlamini
  • Tourism—Derek Hanekom
  • Transport—Blade Nzimande
  • Water and Sanitation—Gugile Nkwinti


Deputy ministers:

  • Finance - Mondli Gungubele
  • Small Business Development—Cassel Mathale
  • Public Enterprises (remains vacant)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (remains vacant)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries—Sfiso Buthelezi
  • Finance—Mondli Gungubele
  • Public service and administration—Chana Pilane-Majeke
  • Communications—Pinky Kekana
  • International relations and cooperation—Reginah Mhaule


Ministers who were sacked:

  • Fikile Mbalula
  • Lynne Brown
  • Faith Muthambi
  • Hlengiwe Mkhize
  • Des van Rooyen
  • Mosebenzi Zwane
  • David Mahlobo
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