Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (South Africa)
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South Africa's Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (Tswana: kabinetemaitlhomo; Sotho: sekabinete; Northern Sotho: kabinete ya lekgotlakganetšo; Afrikaans: skadukabinet; Zulu: izingqapheli zesigungu sesishayamthetho; Southern Ndebele: ikhabinethi elingisako; Xhosa: ikhabhinethi yeqela eliphikisayo; Swazi: ikhabhinethi lelindzele; Venda: khabinete yo xopela; Tsonga: khabinethe yo dzumbamaho) consists of Members of the National Assembly who scrutinise their corresponding office holders in the executive branch of government and develop alternative policies for their respective portfolios. The Democratic Alliance (DA) retained their position as official opposition following the 2014 general elections and announced their shadow cabinet on 5 June. The shadow cabinet has subsequently been reshuffled on many occasions namely on 24 November 2016 and 1 June 2017.
In his capacity of DA leader, Mmusi Maimane leads the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet. Elected alongside Maimane was John Steenhuisen, as Chief Whip, and Anchen Dreyer as Chairperson of the Caucus.
Members of the Shadow Cabinet
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane announced the latest changes to the Shadow Cabinet on 1 June 2017.
|Ministry||Shadow Minister||Shadow Deputy Minister|
|Leader of the Opposition (South Africa)
Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance
|The Hon. Mmusi Maimane MP|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries||The Hon. Annette Steyn MP||The Hon. Pieter van Dalen MP|
|Arts and Culture||The Hon. Winston Rabotapi MP||The Hon. Dr Allen Grootboom MP|
|Basic Education||The Hon. Ian Ollis MP||The Hon. Nomsa Marchesi MP|
|Communications||The Hon. Phumzile van Damme MP||The Hon. Veronica van Dyk MP|
|Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs||The Hon. Kevin Mileham MP||The Hon. Mbulelo Bara MP|
|Defence and Military Veterans||The Hon. Kobus Marais MP||The Hon. Shahid Esau MP|
|Economic Development||The Hon. Michael Cardo MP||The Hon. Patrick Atkinson MP|
|Energy||The Hon. Gordon Mackay MP||The Hon. Thandeka Gqada MP|
|Environmental Affairs||The Hon. Thomas Hadebe MP||The Hon. Ross Purdon MP|
|Finance||The Hon. David Maynier MP||The Hon. Alf Lees MP|
|Health||The Hon. Patricia Kopane MP||The Hon. Lungiswa James MP|
|Higher Education and Training||The Hon. Belinda Bozzoli MP||The Hon. Andricus Van Der Westhuizen MP|
|Home Affairs||The Hon. Haniff Hoosen MP||The Hon. Archie Figlan MP|
|Human Settlements||The Hon. Solomon Malatsi MP||The Hon. Mbulelo Bara MP|
|International Relations and Cooperation||The Hon. Stevens Mokgalapa MP||The Hon. Sandy Kalyan MP|
|Justice and Correctional Services||The Hon. Glynnis Breytenbach MP (Justice)
The Hon. James Selfe MP (Correctional Services)
|The Hon. Werner Horn MP|
|Labour||The Hon. Michael Bagraim MP||The Hon. Derrick America MP|
|Mineral Resources||The Hon. James Lorimer MP||The Hon. Hendrik Schmidt MP|
|Police||The Hon. Zakhele Mbhele MP||The Hon. Dianne Kohler Barnard MP|
|Presidency||The Hon. Sejamothopo Motau MP||The Hon. Yusuf Cassim MP|
|Public Enterprises||The Hon. Natasha Mazzone MP||The Hon. Erik Marais MP|
|Public Service and Administration||The Hon. Desiree Van Der Walt MP||The Hon. Zelda Jongbloed MP|
|Public Works||The Hon. Malcolm Figg MP||Vacant|
|Rural Development and Land Reform||The Hon. Thomas Walters MP||The Hon. Thandeka Mbambama MP|
|Science and Technology||The Hon. Annelie Lotriet MP||The Hon. Chantel King MP|
|Small Business Development||The Hon. Toby Chance MP||The Hon. Henro Kruger MP|
|Social Development||The Hon. Bridget Masango MP||The Hon. Lindy Wilson MP|
|Sport and Recreation||The Hon. Tsepo Mhlongo MP||The Hon. Darren Bergman MP|
|State Security||The Hon. Dirk Stubbe MP||The Hon. Herman Groenewald MP|
|Telecommunications and Postal Services||The Hon. Marian Shinn MP||The Hon. Cameron Mackenzie MP|
|Tourism||The Hon. James Vos MP||The Hon. Gregory Krumbock MP|
|Trade and Industry||The Hon. Dean Macpherson MP||The Hon. Ghaleb Cachalia MP|
|Transport||The Hon. Manny de Freitas MP||The Hon. Chris Hunsinger MP|
|Water and Sanitation||The Hon. Heinrich Volmink MP||The Hon. Leon Basson MP|
|Women in the Presidency||The Hon. Denise Robinson MP||The Hon. Terri Stander MP|
Shadow Ministers in Standing Committees in the National Assembly of South Africa
|Ministry||Shadow Minister||Shadow Deputy Minister|
|Appropriations (SCoA)||The Hon. Alan McLoughlin MP||The Hon. Brandon Topham MP|
|Auditor-General (SCoAG)||The Hon. Alan McLoughlin MP||The Hon. Brandon Topham MP|
|Finance (SCoF)||The Hon. David Maynier MP||The Hon. Alf Lees MP|
|Public Accounts (SCoPA)||The Hon. David Ross MP||The Hon. Tim Brauteseth MP|
Parliamentary Caucus Leadership
New elected Parliamentary leadership team following internal caucus elections on 29 May 2014.
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In a subsequent caucus election‚ Cathy Labuschagne of the Western Cape was elected DA leader in the National Council of Provinces