Zuma drops massive cabinet reshuffle with a women and youth heavy change

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has made changes to the South African cabinet

And it is a strong change. Everyone is talking about Malusi Gigaba as Finance Minister yet the bigger story is.

  • 5 of the 10 new appointees ministerial level are women
  • 6  of the 10 new deputy ministers are women

And the youth.

It is an interesting time for SA politics. Bold and brave. If it fails it is insane. If it succeeds it is insane. Radical economic transformation they said. Radical cabinet it is.

The new Ministers are

Minister of Energy -Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi;
Minister of Transport – Joe Maswanganyi;
Minister of Finance – Malusi Gigaba;
Minister of Police – Fikile Mbalula;
Minister of Public Works – Nathi Nhleko;
Minister of Sports and Recreation – Thembelani Nxesi;
Minister of Tourism – Tokozile Xasa;
Minister of Public Service and Administration – Ms Faith Muthambi;
Minister of Home Affairs – Hlengiwe Mkhize;
Minister of Communications- Ayanda Dlodlo

The new deputy ministers are:

Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration – Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba;
Deputy Minister of Finance – Sifiso Buthelezi;
Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises -Ben Martins;
Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture – Maggie Sotyu;
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry – Gratitude Magwanishe;
Deputy Minister of Communications – Thandi Mahambehlala;
Deputy Minister of Tourism – Elizabeth Thabethe;
Deputy Minister of Police – Bongani Mkongi;
Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services – Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams;
Deputy Minister of Small Business Development – Nomathemba November.