President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a cabinet reshuffle on Monday evening with few new faces coming in the new executive.

South African citizens have been anticipating the announcement since the resignation of deputy president David Mabuza.

Mabuza had also informed Ramaphosa of his desire to resign in February this year. But was asked to stay in office while the process of appointing his replacement was finalised. Parliament received Mabuza’s resignation as an MP on Wednesday last week

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ANC deputy president Paul Mashatile has now been appointed as deputy president of the country.

Newly elected ANC Secretary Fikile Mabula has also quit his role as Transport Minister.

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President Ramaphosa also announced the creation of the electricity ministry, Ministry for Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation. This is part of a series of measures aimed at addressing South Africa’s energy generation crisis and easing load-shedding. The new minister of electricity is Kgosientso Ramokgopa.



Khumbudzo Ntshavheni: Minister in the Presidency

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Ms Maropene Ramokgopa: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity

Mondli Gungubele: Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies

Thembi Nkadimeng: Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Noxolo Kiviet: Minister of Public Service and Administration

Sihle Zikalala: Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure

Zizi Kodwa: Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture

Patricia de Lille: Minister of Tourism

Sindisiwe Chikunga: Minister of Transport

Ministers that have been fired are: Nathi Mthethwa, Lindiwe Sisulu and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.


Nomasonto Motaung and Mr Kenneth Morolong: Deputy Ministers in the Presidency

Sisisi Tolashe: Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities

Pinky Kekana: Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

There will be two Deputy Ministers for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Parks Tau and Mr Zolile Burns-Ncamashe.

There will be two Deputy Ministers for Water and Sanitation, Mr David Mahlobo and Ms Judith Tshabalala

Bernice Swarts: Deputy Minister of Public Works

Dipuo Peters: Deputy Minister of Small Business Development

Obed Bapela: Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises

Lisa Mangcu: Deputy Minister of Transport

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South Africa’s head of state President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce the much anticipated cabinet reshuffle on Monday, 6 March.

This was revealed by the presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya during a media briefing on Sunday. President Ramaphosa has faced criticism for his delay in announcing his new cabinet and deputy president. This follows the resignation of deputy president David Mabuza and the election of Fikile Mbalula as ANC general secretary.

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“Having exercised his constitutional prerogative, the president will announce the new national executive at 19:00 tomorrow, Monday, 6 March,” announced Magwenya.

“The president is finalising his reconfiguration with the national executive, Furthermore, there has been parliamentary processes such as the swearing in of certain members of parliament that the president needed to take account of while he is finalising the formation of the executive.

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“The presidents appreciate the importance of putting in place a national executive that will build on the commitments the government has made for faster growth through our investment drives, economic reforms, public employment programmes and expanding infrastructure programmes.”

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Minister of Police Bheki Cele insists he is not worried about the possibility of being moved away from the portfolio amid the looming Cabinet reshuffle.

Reports suggest that President Cyril Ramaphosa is likely to put Bheki Cele in charge of the State Security Agency (SSA). Meaning a new Minister of Police could be appointed with Aaron Motsoaledi tipped to take over. 

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Ramaphosa is set to finally reshuffle his cabinet and appoint a minister of electricity and a new deputy president to replace outgoing David Mabuza. 

Mabuza sent a letter to parliament this week confirming that he’s stepping down. He is expected to be replaced by ANC Deputy president Paul Mashatile. 

Cele was asked during his visit to Sophiatown Police station on Thursday. Thirteen people have been shot over the last four days in gang related crimes. 


“Don’t go and cry at a wrong funeral. If you want to know anything about a reshuffle, you know the man to ask,” he told journalists. 

“He [president Cyril Ramaphosa] is in Mahlamba Ndlopfu or Union building as we speak. Why should I be worried? I was put here.

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“I did not apply or send a CV and I didn’t ask so I will not ask when I am removed. So why should I be worried? This is not inheritance, this is a job. Do the job when you are given, when it’s taken and given to someone,” he added. 

“You go in with life. So you think I can stop working and be worried about reshuffling? This is not a Stokvel we are working here.” 

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Minister Cele also gave an update on the investigation regarding the killing of SA Hip hop star Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA.

“The Forbes one. The latest report yesterday that I got from the province because it is handled at the Province level. They are making progress but for now I will end there with that one.”

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