In a suprise move, The Presidency announced on Tuesday morning that President Jacob Zuma had reshuffled his cabinet for the second time this year. In March, Zuma fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, sparking outrage and sending the currency plummeting.
Higher Education: Hlengiwe Mkhize
Hlengiwe Mkhize, who previously served as the Minister of Home Affairs, replaces Blade Nzimande.
Home Affairs: Ayanda Dlodlo
Ayanda Dlodlo was appointed as the Minister of Communication in the March cabinet reshuffle, now moves to Home Affairs.
Communications: Mmamoloko Kubayi
Mmamoloko Kubayi moves from the Ministry of Energy to Communications.
Energy: David Mahlobo
Former State Security Minister David Mahlobo is now the Minister of Energy.
State Security: Bongani Bongo
Bongani Bongo is from Mpumalanga and has been an ANC member of parliament since 2014. Bongo has no previous executive experience
Higher Education: Buti Manamela
Buti Manamela has been the Deputy Minister for Planning and Monitoring in the Presidency since 2014. He will now serve as the deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training.