Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (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

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 two occasions namely 18 June 2015 and 3 October 2015.

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]

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane announced the latest changes to the Shadow Cabinet on 24 November 2016.[1]

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. Gavin Davis 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. Dr Wilmot James 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. Tarnia Baker 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. Ian Ollis MP The Hon. Michael Bagraim MP
Mineral Resources The Hon. James Lorimer MP The Hon. Hendrik Schmidt MP
Police The Hon. Zakhele Mbhele MP The Hon. Marius Redelinghuys 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. Patricia Kopane MP The Hon. Dianne Kohler Barnard MP
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. Greg Krumbock MP
Trade and Industry The Hon. Geordin Hill-Lewis MP The Hon. Dean Macpherson 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[edit]

Ministry Shadow Minister Shadow Deputy Minister
Appropriations (SCoA) The Hon. Malcom Figg MP The Hon. Alan McLoughlin 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[edit]

New elected Parliamentary leadership team following internal caucus elections on 29 May 2014.

Member Position
The Hon. Mmusi Maimane MP Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance
The Hon. Cathy Labuschagne[2] MP Leader in the National Council of Provinces
The Hon. Anchen Dreyer MP Chairperson of the Caucus
The Hon. Richard Majola MP Deputy Chairperson of the Caucus
The Hon. John Steenhuisen MP Opposition Chief Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Mike Waters MP Opposition Deputy Chief Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Natasha Michael MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Dion George MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Patricia Kopane MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. James Masango MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Erik Marais MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Annette Steyn MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Dianne Kohler-Barnard MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Gavin Davis MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Ian Ollis MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Lance Greyling MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. Stevens Mokgalapa MP Whip in the National Assembly
The Hon. ? MP Whip in the National Council of Provinces
The Hon. Geordin Hill-Lewis MP Parliamentary Counsel to Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance
The Hon. Refiloe Ntsekhe MPL
The Hon. Phumzile Van Damme MP
Democratic Alliance National Spokespersons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maimane shuffles shadow cabinet". SABC. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Julius Malema drops parliamentary committees to focus on EFF election work". BDlive. 19 September 2016. In a subsequent caucus election‚ Cathy Labuschagne of the Western Cape was elected DA leader in the National Council of Provinces