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[1] and 1 June 2017[2].

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[edit]

Other shadow cabinets[edit]


  1. ^ "Changes to Shadow Cabinet and Parliamentary Caucus – Mmusi Maimane - POLITICS | Politicsweb". Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Maimane shuffles DA 'shadow cabinet' after Wilmot James takes sabbatical". News24. Retrieved 19 September 2017.