President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a cabinet reshuffle.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a cabinet reshuffle, removing 13 members of former President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet. Ramaphosa’s new cabinet includes Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan as Public Enterprises Minister and David Mabuza as Deputy President.

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The announcement was made a little after 22:00 on Monday 26 February, after prolonged speculation as to how and when exactly Ramaphosa would swing the axe. Most commentators agreed that it would be a priority for the new President to remove several controversial figures appointed by Jacob Zuma during his last reshuffle, including Mosebenzi Zwane (replaced as Minister of Mineral Resources by former ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe), Lynne Brown (replaced by Pravin Gordhan) and David Mahlobo (replaced as Minster of Energy by Jeff Radebe).


Here is the full list of changes in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet:

Deputy president: David Mabuza

Finance: Nhlanhla Nene (replaces Malusi Gigaba)

Energy: Jeff Radebe (replaces David Mahlobo)

High Education and Training: Naledi Pandor (replaces Hlengiwe Mkhize)

Home Affairs: Malusi Gigaba (replaces Ayanda Dlodlo)

Human Settlements: Nomaindia Mfeketo (promoted from deputy minister)

International Relations: Lindiwe Sisulu (replaces Maite Nkoana-Mashabane)

Mineral Resources: Gwede Mantashe (replaces Mosebenzi Zwane)

Police: Bheki Cele (replaces Fikile Mbalula)

Public Enterprises: Pravin Gordhan (replaces Lynne Brown)

Public Service and Administration: Ayanda Dlodlo (replaces Faith Muthambi)

Public Works: Thulas Nxesi

Rural Development and Land Reform: Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (replaces Gugile Nkwite)

Science and Technology: Nkhensani Kubayi (replaces Naledi Pandor)

Social Development: Susan Shabangu (replaced Bathabile Dlamini)

Sports and Recreation: Thokozile Xasa (replaces Thembelani Nxesi)

State Security: Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba (replaces Bongani Bongo)

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (replaces Jeff Radebe)

Minister in the Presidency for Women: Bathabile Dlamini (replaces Susan Shabangu)

Tourism: Derek Hanekom (replaces Tokozile Xasa)

Transport: Blade Nzimande (replaces Joe Maswanganyi)

Water and Sanitation: Gugile Nkwinti (replaces Nomvula Mokonyane)

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Zweli Mkhize (replaces Des van Rooyen)