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The Cabinet of South Africa is the most senior level of the executive branch of the Government of South Africa. It is made up of the President, the Deputy President, the Ministers, and the Deputy Ministers.

Members of the Current Cabinet

Following his election as President, Jacob Zuma announced his first Cabinet on 10 May 2009.

Ministry / Portfolio Minister / Incumbent Deputy Minister(s) Department(s)
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma - -
Deputy President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe - -
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Peterson Pieter Mulder Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Arts and Culture Lulu Xingwana Paul Mashatile Arts and Culture
Basic Education Angie Motshekga Enver Surty Basic Education
Communications Siphiwe Nyanda Dina Pule Communications
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sicelo Shiceka Yunus Carrim Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Correctional Services Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Hlengiwe Mkhize Correctional Services
Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu Thabang Makwetla Defence and Military Veterans
Economic Development Ebrahim Patel Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde Economic Development
Energy Dipuo Peters Energy
Finance Pravin Gordhan Nhlanhla Nene Treasury, Stats SA
Health Aaron Motsoaledi Molefi Sefularo Health
Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande Higher Education and Training
Home Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Malusi Gigaba Home Affairs
Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale Zou Kota Human Settlements
International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, Sue van der Merwe International Relations and Cooperation
Justice and Constitutional Development Jeff Radebe Andries Nel Justice and Constitutional Development
Labour Membathisi Mdladlana Labour
Mining Susan Shabangu Mineral Resources
Police Nathi Mthethwa Fikile Mbalula Police, ICD
Public Enterprises Barbara Hogan Enoch Godongwana Public Enterprises
Public Service and Administration Richard Baloyi Roy Padayachie Public Service and Administration, PSC, PALAMA
Public Works Geoff Doidge Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu Public Works
Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti Joe Phaahla Rural Development and Land Reform
Science and Technology Naledi Pandor Derek Hanekom Science and Technology
Social Development Edna Molewa Bathabile Dlamini Social Development
Sport and Recreation Makhenkesi Stofile Gert Oosthuizen Sport and Recreation
State Security Siyabonga Cwele State Security Agency
Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission Trevor Manuel National Planning Commission
Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Administration in the Presidency Collins Chabane The Presidency, GCIS
Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk Thozile Xasa Tourism
Trade and Industry Rob Davies Thandi Tobias, Maria Ntuli Trade and Industry
Transport S'bu Ndebele Jeremy Cronin Transport
Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica Rejoice Mabhudafhasi Water Affairs, Environmental Affairs
Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities




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