Cabinet of South Africa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Flag of South Africa.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
South Africa

The Cabinet of South Africa is the most senior level of the executive branch of the Government of South Africa. It is made up of the President, the Deputy President, and the Ministers.[1]

Composition and selection[edit]

The Cabinet consists of the President, as head, the Deputy President and ministers.[2] The President appoints the Deputy President, ministers and deputy ministers, assigns their powers and functions, and may dismiss them. The President may select any number of ministers from the members of the National Assembly, and may select no more than two ministers from outside the assembly.

A member of the Cabinet is appointed by the President to be the leader of government business in the National Assembly.[3] That leader is currently Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Members of the Current Cabinet[edit]

On 24 May 2014, Jacob Zuma was inaugurated as the President of the Republic of South Africa for his second term in office. Shortly after, on 25 May 2014, he announced his new cabinet. While some ministers from the previous cabinet have retained their posts, most of the cabinet is made up of either new appointments, or in other cases, previous cabinet ministers have been shifted new portfolios. There are a total of 35 ministerial portfolios in the cabinet.[4]

Portfolio Minister Party Deputy Minister Party
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma ANC - -
Deputy President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa ANC - -
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe SACP Buti Manamela SACP
Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu ANC - -
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana SACP Bheki Cele ANC
Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa ANC Maggie Sotyu ANC
Basic Education Angie Motshekga ANC Enver Surty ANC
Communications Ayanda Dlodlo ANC Thandi Mahambehlala ANC
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs David van Rooyen ANC Andries Nel, Obed Bapela ANC
Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula ANC Kebby Maphatsoe ANC
Economic Development Ebrahim Patel COSATU Madala Masuku ANC
Energy Mmamoloko Kubayi ANC Thembi Majola ANC
Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa ANC Barbara Thomson ANC
Finance Malusi Gigaba ANC Sfiso Buthelezi ANC
Health Aaron Motsoaledi ANC Joe Phaahla ANC
Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande SACP Mduduzi Manana ANC
Home Affairs Hlengiwe Mkhize ANC Fatima Chohan ANC
Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu ANC Zoe Kota-Hendricks ANC
International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane ANC Nomaindia Mfeketo, Luwellyn Landers ANC
Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha ANC John Jeffery, Thabang Makwetla ANC
Labour Mildred Oliphant ANC Inkosi Patekile Holomisa ANC
Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane ANC Godfrey Oliphant ANC
Police Fikile Mbalula ANC Bongani Mkongi ANC
Public Enterprises Lynne Brown ANC Ben Martins ANC
Public Service and Administration Faith Muthambi ANC Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba ANC
Public Works Nathi Nhleko ANC Jeremy Cronin SACP
Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti ANC Mcebisi Skwatsha, Candith Mashego-Dlamini ANC
Science and Technology Naledi Pandor ANC Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi NFP
Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu ANC Nomathemba November ANC
Social Development Bathabile Dlamini ANC Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu ANC
Sport and Recreation Thulas Nxesi ANC Gert Oosthuizen ANC
State Security David Mahlobo ANC Ellen Molekane ANC
Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele ANC Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams ANC
Tourism Tokozile Xasa ANC Elizabeth Thabethe ANC
Trade and Industry Rob Davies SACP Gratitude Magwanishe ANC
Transport Joe Maswanganyi ANC Sindisiwe Chikunga ANC
Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane SACP Pam Tshwete ANC

References[edit]