First Cabinet of Jacob Zuma
5th cabinet of Republic of South Africa
(since 1994 Democratic Elections)
Jacob Zuma (2009)
|Date formed||22 April 2009|
|Date dissolved||7 May 2014|
|People and organisations|
|Head of government||President Jacob Zuma|
|No. of ministers||36|
|Member party||African National Congress|
|Status in legislature||Majority|
|Opposition party||Democratic Alliance|
|Opposition leader||Mmusi Maimane|
|Legislature term(s)||5 years and 15 days|
Following his election as President, Jacob Zuma announced his first Cabinet on 10 May 2009. There were a total of 34 ministerial portfolios in the cabinet.
On 31 October 2010, President Zuma announced a reshuffle in which two Ministers were reassigned, seven were replaced, and seventeen new Deputy Ministers were appointed.
On 24 October 2011, two ministers were removed, two were reassigned to new portfolios, two deputy ministers were promoted to ministers, two deputy ministers were reassigned, and two new deputy ministers were appointed.
On 9 July 2013, President Jacob Zuma fired Minister of Communications Dina Pule because of irregular spending activities. She was replaced by former Deputy Minister of Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs Yunus Carrim. Zuma also relieved Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale, replacing him with Connie September. The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Richard Baloyi was replaced by Lechesa Tsenoli. A number of Deputy Ministers were also re-appointed to different ministries, including Andries Nel, John Jeffrey, Pamela Tshwete and Michael Masutha. Apart from Pieter Mulder (Vryheidsfront+), all ministers are members of the ANC or SACP.
|African National Congress|
|South African Communist Party|
- "Zuma announces cabinet reshuffle". BuaNews. GCIS. 31 October 2010.
- "Zuma announces Cabinet changes". BuaNews. GCIS. 24 October 2011.