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President Ramaphosa announces changes to the National Executive

26 February 2018

Fellow South Africans,
I have decided to make certain changes in the composition of the National Executive.
These changes are intended to ensure that national government is better equipped to implement the mandate of this administration and specifically the tasks identified in the State of the Nation Address.
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.
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

With respect to Deputy Ministers, I have made the following changes:

    Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Mr Sfiso Buthelezi
    Communications: Ms Pinky Kekana
    Finance: Mr Mondli Gungubele
    Public Service and Administration: Dr Chana Pilane-Majeke
    Small Business Development: Mr Cassel Mathale

The positions of Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises and Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation will remain vacant.
Pending the completion of their swearing-in as Members of the National Assembly, I intend to further appoint:

    Mr David Mabuza as the Deputy President of the Republic
    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.
I wish to express my appreciation to all outgoing Ministers and Deputy Ministers for their service to government and to the people of South Africa.
I thank you for your attention.
Good evening.
Issued by: The Presidency



March 2018






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