Ramaphosa Finally Reshuffles Cabinet, Nhlanhla Nene Back as Finance Minister

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Pretoria, South Africa - March 18, 2012: Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa at sunset. (Photo Credit: www.shutterstock.com)

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced changes to his national executive.

“In making these changes, I have been conscious of the need to balance continuity and stability with the need for renewal, economic recovery and accelerated transformation,” said Ramaphosa.

“As indicated in the State of the Nation Address, we have begun a review of the configuration, size and number of national Ministries and Departments.

“We will retain the existing Ministries and Departments until that review is completed.”

With respect to Ministers, I have decided to make the following changes:

  • Communications: Ms Nomvula Mokonyane
  • Energy: Mr Jeff Radebe
  • Higher Education and Training: Ms Naledi Pandor
  • Home Affairs: Mr Malusi Gigaba
  • Human Settlements: Ms Nomaindia Mfeketo
  • International Relations and Cooperation: Ms Lindiwe Sisulu
  • Mineral Resources: Mr Gwede Mantashe
  • Police: Mr Bheki Cele
  • Public Enterprises: Mr Pravin Gordhan
  • Public Service and Administration: Ms Ayanda Dlodlo
  • Public Works: Mr Thulas Nxesi
  • Rural Development and Land Reform: Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
  • Science and Technology: Ms Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane
  • Social Development: Ms Susan Shabangu
  • Sport and Recreation: Ms Tokozile Xasa
  • State Security: Ms Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
  • The Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
  • The Presidency: Women: Ms Bathabile Dlamini
  • Tourism: Mr Derek Hanekom
  • Transport: Dr Blade Nzimande
  • Water and Sanitation: Mr Gugile Nkwinti

Pending the completion of their swearing-in as Members of the National Assembly,Ramaphosa said he intend to further appoint:

  • Dr Zweli Mkhize as Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • Mr Nhlanhla Nene as Minister of Finance
  • Ms Reginah Mhaule as Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
    The new Ministers and Deputy Ministers will be sworn in in Cape Town tomorrow.

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