This follows President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet re-shuffle named on Sunday.
The president also created a new ministry of small business development, in line he said, with his second term’s stated mission of focusing on growing the economy and creating jobs.
That ministry will be led by Lindiwe Zulu – who has served as Zuma’s international affairs advisor.
Cabinet veteran Derek Hanekom becomes minister of tourism.
Zuma said his new Cabinet had been given the task of stepping up delivery and overseeing a “radical phase of socio-economic transformation”.
“The team will implement the five-year medium-term strategic framework of government which has been developed using the National Development Plan and the ANC manifesto,” he said.
Paul Mashatile former minister of Arts & Culture was removed and will concentrate on being chairman for ANC Gauteng.
- Deputy president: Cyril Ramaphosa
- Minister in the Presidency: Jeff Radebe;
- Minister of Women in the Presidency: Susan Shabangu;
- Minister of Justice and Correctional Services: Michael Masutha;
- Minister of Public Service and Administration: Collins Chabane;
- Minister of Defence and Military Veterans: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula;
- Minister of Home Affairs: Malusi Gigaba;
- Minister of Environmental Affairs: Edna Molewa;
- Minister of State Security: David Mahlobo;
- Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Service: Siyabonga Cwele;
- Minister of Police: Nkosinathi Nhleko;
- Minister of Trade and Industry: Rob Davies;
- Minister of Finance: Nhlanhla Nene;
- Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Senzeni Zokwana;
- Minister of Water and Sanitation: Nomvula Mokonyane;
- Minister of Basic Education: Angie Motshekga;
- Minister of Health: Aaron Motsoaledi;
- Minister of International Relations and Co-operation: Maite Nkoana-Mashabane;
- Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform: Gugile Nkwinti;
- Minister of Higher Education and Training: Blade Nzimande;
- Minister of Economic Development: Ebrahim Patel;
- Minister of Transport: Dipuo Peters;
- Minister of Mineral Resources: Ngoako Ramathlodi;
- Minister of Social Development: Bathabile Dlamini;
- Minister of Public Enterprises: Lynne Brown;
- Minister of Sport and Recreation: Fikile Mbalula;
- Minister of Labour: Mildred Oliphant;
- Minister of Arts and Culture: Nathi Mthethwa;
- Minister of Public Works: Thulas Nxesi;
- Minister of Small Business Development: Lindiwe Zulu;
- Minister of Energy: Tina Joemat-Pettersson;
- Minister of Science and Technology: Naledi Pandor;
- Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Pravin Gordhan;
- Minister of Communications: Faith Muthambi
- Minister of Human Settlements: Lindiwe Sisulu;
- Tourism: Derek Hanekom.
The opposition parties welcomed the move.
DA leader Helen Zille says she’s happy with the outcome and righhtfully said the President, applied his mind diligently.
“We welcome the re-shuffling and trust those appointed bring the experience and delivery mandate expected to carry SA forward,” says Freedom Plus.