Talk:Cabinet of South Africa

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Departments.[edit]

I know that the various govt. departments are headed by ministers, but I've never heard anyone refer to the "ministry of foreign affairs" or the "ministry of agriculture". It's always the department of whatever. Unless someone has a good cite, I'm going to rename the "ministries" to "departments". ManicParroT 21:59, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

support True, it's called departments. Department of Home Affairs, Department of Education, etc. A ministry usually has to do with religious things. Adriaan90 ( TalkContribs ) ♪♫ 11:45, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
against. No, a department and a ministry are different things. The minister is a head of a ministry, the department is headed by a director-general. Essentially, the ministry makes the policy that is carried out by the department. --Taejo|대조 15:49, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Everything is named "Ministry" of this or that. That means renaming 20+ articles. Ugh. ManicParroT 19:31, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Don't worry, the ministry and department are different things. --Taejo|대조 15:49, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Correct: Compare [1] and [2], which are contact details for the Department and the Ministry of Water Affairs and Forestry, respectively. They are not even in the same building, although the postal address is the same. Babakathy (talk) 09:04, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Using cabinet templates?[edit]

How about using the expanded cabinet templates:

instead to prevent having corrections in one place but not another? If yes, link the departments and use normal font size? -- Jeandré, 2008-08-15t20:55z, -- Jeandré, 2008-09-26t07:10z, -- Jeandré, 2009-05-09t10:40z, -- Jeandré, 2010-11-01t04:56z

Merger proposal[edit]

A good idea. Thereafter, each cabinet referred to in the section above needs its own article, and a section in this article of links to the preceeding cabinets. Babakathy (talk) 09:06, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

okay, the article named motlanthes cabinet has also the names of the deputy ministers. they should be added here. --Severino (talk) 10:46, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

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History of the Cabinet of South Africa[edit]

Please remember to copy any changes to History of the Cabinet of South Africa Gbawden (talk) 07:55, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Nothing in the article about the Cabinet itself as an institution.[edit]

This article is filled entirely with details of who's who in the current cabinet but is entirely lacking in information about the cabinet itself as an institution/organisation. I came here to find out if ministers must be MPs or can "outsiders" also be ministers. Look at Cabinet of the United Kingdom, Cabinet of Germany and Cabinet of Pakistan as examples of articles that cover the Cabinet itself as the subject. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 20:24, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Deputy Ministers are not members of the Cabinet.[edit]

Read the constitution! Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 20:16, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

What about government's website [3];[4]? They include the deputy ministers. --SanamBh (talk) 20:39, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.208.207.76 (talk) 11:27, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

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