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. Archived from the original on 13 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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