New ministers, deputy ministers sworn-in

Friday, March 31, 2017

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has officiated over the swearing-in ceremony of the new Ministers and Deputy Ministers to the National Executive.

The new Ministers and Deputy Ministers have taken their oath of office in a ceremony that was held on Friday evening at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House, in Pretoria.

Ministers, who were already serving in Cabinet in other portfolios, as well as serving Deputy Ministers, who are taking up responsibilities in new portfolios, were not sworn-in.

In a statement issued on Friday morning, President Zuma said the changes bring some younger MPs and women into the National Executive in order to benefit from their energy, experience and expertise.

The new appointments are as follows: 


  • Minister of Energy, Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi
  • Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi
  • Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa
  • Minister of Home Affairs, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize
  • Minister of Communications, Ayanda Dlodlo

Deputy Ministers

  • Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
  • Deputy Minister of Finance, Sifiso Buthelezi
  •  Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Ben Martins
  • Deputy Minister of Communications, Thandi Mahambehlala
  • Deputy Minister of Police, Bongani Mkongi
  • Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Nomathemba November

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