Minister of Environmental Affairs
|Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs
|Inaugural holder||Buyelwa Sonjica|
|Formation||10 May 2009|
The post was created by President Jacob Zuma, in his cabinet announced on 10 May 2009; it partially replaced the posts of Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry. The first holder of the position was Buyelwa Sonjica; the incumbent is Edna Molewa of the African National Congress, who replaced Ms Sonjica in a cabinet reshuffle on 31 October 2010. It has also been described as one of the most efficient ministries currently in South Africa.
|1.||Kader Asmal||ANC||1994-1999||Water Affairs and Forestry|
|2.||Ronnie Kasrils||ANC||1999-2004||Water Affairs and Forestry|
|3.||Buyelwa Sonjica||ANC||2004-2006||Water Affairs and Forestry|
|4.||Lindiwe Hendricks||ANC||2006-2009||Water Affairs and Forestry|
|5.||Buyelwa Sonjica||ANC||2009-2010||Water and Environmental Affairs|
|6.||Edna Molewa||ANC||2010-||Water and Environmental Affairs|
- "Determination of salaries and allowance of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers" (PDF). Government Gazette of South Africa. Government Printer. 545 (33780): 3–5. 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet" (Press release). Government Communication and Information System. 10 May 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- "Zuma announces cabinet reshuffle". IOL. 31 October 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- South African Departnent of Environmental Affairs
- Department of Water Affairs: Ministry
- Department of Environmental Affairs: Ministry
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