GAUTENG HAS a new administration that constitutes young and old.
This was revealed by the newly sworn-in Gauteng Premier David Makhura, as part of generalisation-mix, a policy by the ruling party.
In his announcement Makhura said the cabinet will retain some of the old members, while also appointing new faces.
Here is the list:
Panyaza Lesufi: MEC for finance and e-Government
Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko: MEC for education
Faith Mazibuko: MEC for community safety
Lebogang Maile: MEC for human settlements, urban planning and cooperative governance and traditional affairs
Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe: MEC for social development
Jacob Mamabolo: MEC for public transport and road infrastructure
Tasneem Motara: MEC for infrastructure development and property management
Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: MEC for economic development, agriculture and environment
Mbali Hlophe: MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation
Dr Bandile Masuku: MEC for health
Makhura said the new MECs chosen reflect the ruling party’s “accumulated governance experience, new energy and fresh ideas required to fulfill the mandate of the 6th Administration, of “Growing Gauteng Together”
“Since assuming office as Premier of Gauteng exactly a week ago and having clearly understood the new mandate given to the 6th Administration, I have given serious thought about the women and men who would constitute the new Executive Council,” he said.
Meanwhile, Parks Tau, ANC’s provincial treasurer is reported to be headed to Parliament, although unconfirmed.
Previously it was reported the former CoJ Mayor was potentially identified for the MEC post in Gauteng.
Tau, an academic may be appointed -deputy minister local government.
Another workaholic Barbara Creecy who relinquished her finance post, is headed for Cabinet post.
Image (Back in the fold. Former Tshwane Mayor Kgosientsho Ramokgopha is the new Economic, Tourism MEC in GP).