SA Cabinet and Deputy Ministers: Who are they?

May 27, 2014 (4 years, 5 months ago)

The Presidency

Minister: Mr Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe__ Mr Radebe moves from the Justice and Constitutional Development portfolio to Minister in the Presidency. His new ministry merges the functions of planning, monitoring and evaluation and also looks after the youth. Radebe is the longest serving minister and has been a member of the Cabinet since 1994.

Deputy Minister: Mr Kgwaridi Buti Manamela__ Mr Buti Manamela is the National Secretary of the Young Communist League of South Africa. He was appointed to Parliament in 2009 where he served as the Whip on the Portfolio Committee on Labour.

The Presidency: Women

Minister: Ms Susan Shabangu __ Ms Shabangu has been part of the executive in various positions since 1996. She was Minerals and Energy Deputy Minister from 1996-2004; Safety and Security Deputy Minister from 2004-2009, and Mining Minister from 2009-2014.

Deputy Minister: No appointment yet. __

Justice and Correctional Services

Minister: Michael Masutha__ Prior to his current appointment, Michael Masutha served as Deputy Minister of Science and Technology from July 2013. Mr Masutha has been a Member of Parliament since 1999.

Deputy Minister: John Jeffery__ John Jeffrey has served as Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development since 2013. Mr. Jeffrey has been a member of the National Assembly since 1999.

Deputy Minister: Thabang Makwetla__ Thabang Makwetla served as Deputy Minister of Defense and military Veterans from 2009-2014. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Makwetka served as Premier of the Mpumalanga Provincial Government (2004-2009).

Public Service and Administration

Minister: Collins Chabane__ Mr Chabane was a Member of the Limpopo Provincial Legislature before becoming a Member of Parliament and being appointed as Minister responsible for Monitoring and Evaluation in 2009.

Deputy Minister: Ayanda Dlodlo__ Ms Dlodlo retains her position as the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration of the Republic of South Africa, which she assumed on 1 November 2010. She holds a number of postgraduate qualifications in Management Development; Business Management and Executive Development Programme.

Defence and Military Veterans

Minister: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula__ Ms Mapisa-Nqakula is the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans and a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee since December 2007. She served as the Minister of Correctional Services until June 2012. Prior to that she was Minister of Home Affairs from 2004-2009.

Deputy Minister: Kebby Maphatsoe__ Mr Maphatsoe is new to Cabinet. He is a trained political soldier of uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) and is the current National Chairperson of the military veterans of MK.

Home Affairs

Minister: Malusi Gigaba__ Mr Gigaba was the previous President of the African National Congress Youth League president, African National Congress NWC member, Chairman of South African Student Congress, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (2004-2010) and Minister of Public Enterprises (2010-2014).

Deputy Minister: Fatima Chohan__ Retaining her post as Deputy Minister of Home Affairs since 2010, Ms Chohan chaired various Portfolio Committees such as Basic Education, Justice and Constitutional Development and Public Enterprises.

Environmental Affairs

Minister: Edna Molewa__ Ms Molewa is the Minister of Environmental Affairs and was the Minister when the Department was merged with Water Affairs in 2010. She is a former Minister of Social Development, and a member of the African National Congress Women's League National Executive Council.

Deputy Minister: Barbara Thomson__ Previously Deputy Minister of Energy, Ms Thomson, has been a Member of Parliament since 1995 and was Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Women, Children and People with Disabilities. She served various Portfolio Committees including Public Works, Land and Agriculture, Joint Monitoring Committee on the Improvement of the Quality of Life and Status of Women.

State Security

Minister: David Mahlobo__ Mr Mahlobo holds a BSc Degree and BSc Honours from the University of Zululand. He was the Head of the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in Mpumalanga and is a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee.

Deputy Minister: Ellen Molekane__ Ms Molekane has served as a Deputy Director-General in the Ministry for Defence and Military Veterans from 2009-2014.

Telecommunications and Postal Services

Minister: Siyabonga Cwele__ Mr Cwele was South Africa's Minister of State Security before being appointed to the Telecommunications Ministry. He has served as the Minister of Intelligence.

Deputy Minister: Hlengiwe Mkhize__ Prior to this appointment, Ms Mkhize served as Ambassador of South Africa to the Netherlands from 2005 to 2008; Deputy Minister of Correctional Services from 10 May 2009 to 1 November 2010 and as Deputy Minister of Correctional Services of the Republic of South Africa from 1 November 2010 to 12 June 2012. She was the Deputy Minister of Economic Development from 12 June 2012 until May 2014.

Police

Minister: Mkosinathi Nhleko__ Mr Nhleko is new to Cabinet. He was the Director-General of the Department of Labour. He served in Parliament as chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, as chairperson of the ANC caucus, African National Congress chief whip, and member of the Judicial Service Commission.

Deputy Minister: Maggie Sotyu__ Maggie Sotyu has retained her position as Deputy Minister of Police. She has also served as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee On Safety and Security.

Trade and Industry

Minister: Rob Davies__ Mr Davies was retained as South Africa's Minister of Trade and Industry. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1994, and served as the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry from June 2005 until May 2009 when he became the Minister. He has also chaired the Portfolio Committee on Finance.

Deputy Minister: Mzwandile Masina__ Mr Masina is new to Cabinet. He was the head of the ANC Youth League task team.

Finance

Minister: Nhlanhla Nene__ Before being promoted to Minister of Finance, Mr Nene served as Deputy Minister of Finance from November 2008. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1999. Mr Nene served as the Co-Chairperson of the Joint Budget Committee and Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Finance.

Deputy Minister: Mcebisi Jonas__ Mr Jonas has served as the MEC for Economic Development and Environmental Affairs for the Eastern Cape Provincial Government.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Minister: Senzeni Zokwana__ Mr Zokwana is new to Cabinet but has served as the President of the National Union of Mine Workers (NUM). Zokwana was elected president of NUM in 2000, the re-elected for the role in 2003, 2006 and 2009. Senzeni is also the Chairperson of the South African Communist Party.

Deputy Minister: Bheki Cele__ Before being appointed in his current position, Mr Cele was best known as the National Commissioner of the SAPS from July 2009 until October 2011, when he was suspended from duty due to allegations of corruption, and subsequently fired. Cele also served as MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison in KwaZulu-Natal.

Water and Sanitation

Minister: Nomvula Mokonyane__ Ms Mokonyane is the new Minister of Water and Sanitation. She is new to Cabinet. Mokonyane is the former Premier of Gauteng. She was a former Gauteng MEC for Housing and Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. Mokonyane is a Member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC.

Deputy Minister: Pam Tshwete__ Before this appointment, Ms Tshwete was the Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform from 10 July 2013 until 25 May 2014. She is a Member of Parliament for the ANC (ANC) since 2002 and has served as a member of the African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) National Executive Committee.

Basic Education

Minister: Angie Motshekga__ Ms Motshekga retains her position as the Minister for Basic Education. She was previously a Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand and at the Soweto College of Education. She has served as the President of the ANC Women's League, and as a member of the ANC's NEC.

Deputy Minister: Enver Surty__ Mr Surty retains his position as Deputy Minister of Basic Education, which he was appointed as in 2009. A lawyer by education, Mr Surty has also served as Deputy Minister of Education from April 2004 until September 2008. He was deployed to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development in September 2008 serving as Minister until 2009.

Health

Minister: Aaron Motsoaledi__ Dr Motsoaledi retains his position as Minister of Health. He was formerly an MEC in the Limpopo province for transport, agriculture and environment, and education.

Deputy Minister: Joe Phaala__ Mr Phaahla was a former Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture before being moved to the Health portfolio. He is also a Chairman of the University of the North, as well as a Chief Executive Officer of the South African Sports Commission. Phaahla is a Practitioner for Private Practices in Soweto as well as a Medical Officer at the Prince Mshiyeni Hospital in Umlazi.

International Relations and Cooperation

Minister: Maite Nkoane-Mashabane__ Ms Nkoane-Mashabane retains her position as Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, which she was appointed as in May 2009. She is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC.

Deputy Minister: Nomaindia Mfeketo__ Ms Mfeketo is new to Cabinet. She was the former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa, serving from 2009-2014. She also served as the mayor of Cape Town from 1998-2000 and again from 2002 to 2006.

Deputy Minister: Llewellyn Landers__ Mr Landers has been a Member of Parliament since 1994. He has also served as a Committee Member for the National Assembly Rules Committee and as Chairperson of the Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee.

Rural Development and Land Reform

Minister: Gugile Nkwinti__ Mr Nkwinti retains his position as the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform. He served the MEC for housing, local government and traditional affairs in the Eastern cape from 1999 until his appointment as Minister in 2009.

Deputy Minister: Mcebisi Skwatsha__ A graduate of uMkhonto weSizwe, Mr Skwatsha is a former Western Cape ANC Chairman.

Deputy Minister: Candith Mashego-Dlamini__ Mashego-Dlamini has served as MEC for Health, Welfare and Gender Affairs for Mpumalanga from 1994-1999 when appointed MEC for Agriculture, Conservation and Environment. She led the Department of Public Works from 2004-2007, and the Department of Local Government and Housing from 2007-2009. She served as the MEC for the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration in Mpumalanga in 2010.

Higher Education and Training

Minister: Blade Nzimande__ Mr Nzimande retains his position as Minister for Higher Education and Training. He was appointed Minister in 2009, and previously served as director of the Education Policy Unit at the University of Natal. Nzimande is a member of the ANC and has served as the General-Secretary of the South African Communist Party

Deputy Minister: Mduduzi Manana__ Mr Manana retains his position as Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training, to which he was appointed in June 2012. He is a Member of Parliament since 2009 and has served as a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANCYL.

Economic Development

Minister: Ebrahim Patel__ Mr Patel retains his position of Minister of Economic Development. He was a founder member of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and has served as a General-Secretary of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU).

Deputy Minister: Madala Masuku__ Mr Masuku was a Member of the Executive Council for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs for the Mpumalanga Provincial Government.

Transport

Minister: Dipuo Peters__ Ms Peters retains her position as Minister of Transport, which she has held since July 2013. She has served as the Minister of Energy from 2009-2013.

Deputy Minister: Sindi Chikunga__ Ms Chikunga retains her position as Deputy Minister of Transport. Ms Chikunga has been an MP since 2004 and a whip since 2007. She chaired the Police Portfolio Committee from 2009-2012.

Mineral Resources

Minister: Ngoaka Ramathlodi__ Mr Ramathlodi has been promoted from Deputy Minister of Correctional Services to Minister of Mineral Resources. He served as Minister of Correctional Services from 1 November 2010 to 25 May 2014.

Deputy Minister: Godfrey Oliphant__ Mr Oliphant retains his position as Deputy Minister for Mineral Resources, which he has held since 1 November 2010. He became a Member of Parliament in 1994 and has served as a Chairperson of various portfolio committees – Public Works, Science and Technology, Communications and Labour.

Social Development

Minister: Bathabile Dlamini__ Ms Dlamini retains her position as Minister for Social Development, to which she was appointed on 1 November 2010. Prior to that, she served on various portfolio committees, and as the Deputy Minister of Social Development from 11 May 2009 to 31 October 2010.

Deputy Minister: Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu__ Before becoming Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Bogopane-Zulu was the Deputy Minister for Public Works (2009-2011) and Deputy Minister for Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities (2011-2014).

Public Enterprises

Minister: Lynne Brown__ Ms Brown has served previously as the Minister for Economic Development and Tourism and as Premier of the Western Cape. She served as the Leader of the ANC’s Opposition from 2009 until her appointment as Minister in 2014.

Deputy Minister: Gratitude Magwanishe__ Mr Magwanishe retains his position as Deputy Minister for Public Enterprises, which he was appointed as in June 2012. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1999.

Sport and Recreation

Minister: Fikile Mbalula__ Mr Mbalula had been the Minister of Sports and Recreation since 2010. Prior to his position as Minister of Sports and Recreation, he was the Deputy Minister of Police (2009-2010).

Deputy Minister: Gert Oosthuizen__ Mr Oosthuizen has been Deputy Minister of the Depratment of Sport and Recreation since 2004. He served as Whip of the National Assembly from 1989-1999.

Labour

Minister: Mildred Olifant __ Ms Olifant retains her position as Minister of Labour, to which she was appointed in November 2010. She has been a Member of Parliament since 1994.

Deputy Minister: Patekile Holomisa__ Patekile Holomisa is new to Cabinet. He has been a Member of the National Assembly since 1994 and he has served as the Chairperson of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee.

Arts and Culture

Minister: Nathi Mthethwa__ Mr Mthethwa has been moved from Minister of Police (2009-2014) to Minister of Arts and Culture. In 2008 he served as the ANC’s Chief Whip in the National Assembly.

Deputy Minister: Rejoice Mabudafhasi__ Ms Mabudafhasi has served as Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs from 2009 until 2014. Furthermore, she was Deputy Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism from 1999-2009.

Public Works

Minister: Thulas Nxesi__ Mr Nxesi retains his position in Cabinet. He has been the Minister of Public Works since October 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform from November 2010 - October 2011.

Deputy Minister: Jeremy Cronin__ Mr Cronin retains his position as Deputy Minister of Public Works, which he has had since 2012. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Minister of Transport (2009-2012).

Small Business Development

Minister: Lindiwe Zulu__ Ms Zulu is new to Cabinet, and currently serves as a member on the ANC’s National Working Committee. She has also served as an international relations adviser to the President.

Deputy Minister: Elizabeth Thabethe__ Ms Thabethe has served as the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry from 1 November 2010 until 25 May 2014 when she was assigned to Small Business Development.

Energy

Minister: Tina Joemat-Pettersson__ Ms Joemat-Pettersson served as the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries from 2009 until 25 May 2014 when she was appointed the new Minister of Energy.

Deputy Minister: Thembi Majola__ Ms Majola is new to Cabinet. Previously, she headed the Chief Directorate on International Relations, Peace and Security in the Presidency advising the President on all aspects of policy coordination, implementation and monitoring of policies and programmes.

Science and Technology

Minister: Naledi Pandor__ Ms Pandor has been shifted back to being Minister of Science and Technology after having held the position from 2009 to 2012. She was appointed as the Minister of Home Affairs from 2012 to 2014. She also served as the Minister of Education from 2004 to 2009.

Deputy Minister: Not appointed yet__

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Minister: Pravin Gordhan__ Mr Gordhan has served as the Minister of Finance from 2009 to 2014. He also served as a SARS Commissioner from 1999-2014.

Deputy Minister: Andries Nel__ Mr Nel served as the Deputy Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development from 2009 to July 2013.

Deputy Minister: Obed Bapela__ Mr Bapela was the Deputy Minister for Performance Monitoring & Evaluation from 2011-2014, the Deputy Minister of Communication from 2010-2011, and the Parliamentary House Chairperson from 2009-2010.

Communications

Minister: Faith Muthambi__ Ms Muthambi has been a Member of the Portfolio Committee on Communications from 2010-2014. She has also served as a Municipal Manager for the Makhado municipality.

Deputy Minister: Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams__ Ms Ndabeni-Abrahams has retained her position as Deputy Minister for Communications, which she has held since 2011.

Human Settlements

Minister: Lindiwe Sisulu__ Ms Sisulu was the Minister for Housing Development from 2004-2009, the Minister for Defence and Military Veterans from 2009-2012, and the Minister of Public Service and Administration from 2012-2014.

Deputy Minister: Zoe Kota-hendricks__ Ms Kota-Hendricks retains her position as Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, which she has held since 2009.

Tourism

Minister: Derek Hanekom__ Mr Hanekom has served as the Minister of Science and Technology from October 2012 to May 2014.

Deputy Minister: Thokozile Xasa__ Ms Xasa retains her position as Deputy Minister for Tourism, which she was appointed to in 2008.

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