IN FULL | Read Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement on his cabinet reshuffle

I am mindful of the need to have a resolute and stable Cabinet that is able to effectively lead the growth, renewal and transformation of our economy and our society.

I have decided to make the following appointments:

Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele

Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane

Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

I have also decided to merge the ministries of Communications and of Telecommunications and Postal Services into a single Ministry of Communications under new Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

This move is going to ensure that we have better alignment and coordination on matters that are critical to the future of our economy in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The two departments that will report to the new ministry – namely, the Department of Communications and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services – will remain as separate departments until the end of the fifth administration.

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