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New MPs to be sworn in on Tuesday

Parliament is expected to swear in a number of new members on Tuesday with David Mabuza, the new deputy president of the country, being the biggest announcement. This came after a major Cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night with some familiar faces returning to some key ministries[…]

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EFF rejects Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle

The Economic Freedom Fighters has rejected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle, saying it was a realignment of corrupt and “delinquent” ministers. In a statement, EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said the changes were not in the best interests of South Africans. “No one, with the best interests of South Africa[…]

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Ramaphosa’s new brooms

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced several changes to his Cabinet. Here are short biographies of some of the new and not-so-new faces in the national executive. Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has made a dramatic return to his former position as head of National Treasury[…]

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ANC NEC says cabinet reshuffle not on their agenda

ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule said Monday’s meeting of the party’s top six officials would not discuss a potential cabinet reshuffle. The party’s top leaders meet every Monday. The meeting occurs as speculation grows about who will become South Africa’s deputy president after Cyril Ramaphosa replaced Jacob Zuma as president[…]

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SACP accuses Zuma of sowing divisions

The SACP in North West has accused President Jacob Zuma for sowing divisions between alliance structures. They also labelled him as a factionalist. This comes after the axing of Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande. SACP provincial secretary, Madoda Sambata says Zuma continues to silence those opposed to his administration.[…]

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Zuma announces cabinet reshuffle

In a shock move on Tuesday morning‚ President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet‚ swapping around six of his ministers. Most notably‚ South African Communist Party secretary general Blade Nzimande has been axed as minister of higher education‚ and replaced with Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize‚ who was minister of home affairs. Nzimande’s[…]

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Zuma to face state capture questions in Parliament

President Jacob Zuma is due to face some tough questions on Thursday during his quarterly appearance in Parliament to answer questions from MPs. MP’s are expected to focus on some of the controversial developments since his last question and answer session in March. Since then, there has been a mass[…]

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DA files urgent plea over Cabinet reshuffle decision

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has filed an urgent application with the North Gauteng High Court seeking to force President Jacob Zuma to supply reasons for his executive decision to reshuffle Cabinet. Last month’s reshuffle included the firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. The DA’s James[…]

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