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President Cyril Ramaphosa made changes to the National Executive with David Mabuza as the new Deputy President of the country.
President Ramaphosa said the shift in his cabinet was intended to ensure that national government is better equipped to implement the mandate of his administration and the tasks identified in the State of the Nation Address.
He also said he was conscious of the need to balance continuity and stability with the need for renewal, economic recovery and accelerated transformation.
The new Ministers and Deputy Ministers were sworn in Parliament by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President 
David Dabede Mabuza


Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries            

Minister Zokwana,
Deputy Minister 
Buthelezi, Sifiso 

Arts and Culture            

Minister Mthethwa, 
Nkosinathi Emmanuel 
Deputy Minister Sotyu,
Makhotso Magdeline 

Basic Education            

Minister Motshekga, 
Matsie Angelina
Deputy Minister Surty,
Mohamed Enver


Minister Mokonyane,
Nomvula Paula
Deputy Minister Kekana, Pinky

Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs            

Minister Mkhize,
Zweli Lawrence
Deputy Minister Nel, 
Andries Carl
 Deputy Minister
Bapela, Obed

Defence & Military Veterans            

Minister Mapisa-Nqakula, Nosiviwe Noluthando
Deputy Minister Maphatsoe, Kebby

Economic Development            

Minister Patel, 
Deputy Minister Masuku,
Madala Backson


Minister Radebe,
Jeffrey Thamsanqa
Deputy Minister Majola, Thembi

Environmental Affairs            

Minister Molewa,
Bomo Edna
Deputy Minister


Minister Nene, Nhlanhla Musa
Deputy Minister Gungubele, Mondli


Minister Motsoaledi, Pakishe Aaron
Deputy Minister Phaahla, Mathume Joseph

Higher Education & Training            

Minister Pandor, Grace Naledi Mandisa
Deputy Minister Manamela, Buti

Home Affairs            

Minister Gigaba, Malusi Knowledge Nkanyezi
Deputy Minister Chohan, Fatima Ismail

Human Settlements            

Minister Mfeketo, Nomaindiya Cathleen
Deputy Minister Kota-Fredericks, Zoliswa


Minister Oliphant, Mildred
Deputy Minister Holomisa, iNkosi Phatekile

International Relations & Cooperation            

Minister Sisulu, Lindiwe Nonceba
Deputy Minister Mhaule, Reginah
Deputy Minister Landers, Luwellyn

Justice & Correctional Services            

Minister Masutha, Tshililo Michael
Deputy Minister Makwetla, Thabang Samson Phathakge
Deputy Minister Jeffery, John Harold

Mineral Resources            

Minister Mantashe,
Deputy Minister Oliphant, Godfrey


Minister Cele,
Deputy Minister Mkongi, Bongani Michael

Public Enterprises            

Minister Gordhan,
Pravin Jamnadas

Public Service & Administration            

Minister Dlodlo,
Deputy Minister Pilane-Majeke, Chana

Public Works            

Minister Nxesi,  Thembelani Thulas
Deputy Minister Cronin, Jeremy

Rural Development & Land Reform            

Minister Nkoana- Mashabane, Maite
Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini, Candith
Deputy Minister Skwatsha, Mcebisi

Small Business Development            

Minister Zulu, 
Deputy Minister Mathale, Cassel Charlie

Social Development            

Minister Shabangu,
Deputy Minister Bogopane-Zulu, Hendrietta Ipeleng

State Security            

Minister Letsatsi-Duba, Dipuo
Deputy Minister Molekane, Ellen

Sport & Recreation            

Minister Xasa,
Deputy Minister Oosthuizen, Gert

Telecommunications & Postal Services            

Minister Cwele,
Siyabonga Cyprian
Deputy Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams, Thembisa Stella


Minister Hanekom, 
Derek Andre
Deputy Minister Thabethe, Elizabeth

The Presidency            

Minister Dlamini-Zuma, Nkosazana Clarice

Trade & Industry            

Minister Davies,
Deputy Minister Magwanishe, Bulelani Gratitude

Water & Sanitation            

Minister Nkwinti,
Gugile Ernest
Deputy Minister Tshwete, Pamela


Minister Nkwinti,
Gugile Ernest
Deputy Minister Tshwete, Pamela


Minister Dlamini,
Bathabile Olive