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27. Mai 2014

INAUGURATION 2014

Approximately 4 500 people were accommodated in the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at the Union Buildings, while up to 20 000 people gathered on the Southern Lawns to witness the event, which included aerial displays by the South African Air Force and performances by leading artists such as Mafikizolo, Zahara, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Chomee.

South Africa rolled out the red carpet for 29 heads of state, nine deputy and seven former heads of state, two monarchs and a host of other dignitaries at Jacob Zuma's inauguration for a second term as President of South Africa at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday, 24 May.

Presidents Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria), Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Joseph Kabila (DRC), John Dramani Mahama (Ghana), Armando Guebuza (Mozambique), Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, were among the list of heads of state.

Former presidents Joaquim Chissano (Mozambique) and Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia) also graced the occasion, along with Salim Ahmed Salim, the former Prime Minister of Tanzania and former chairperson of the African Union's (AU) forerunner, the Organisation of African Unity.

South Africa's BRICS partner countries were represented by Brazilian Vice-President Michel Temer, outgoing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese Home Affairs Minister Li Liguo, and Sergey Naryshkin, chairman of the State Duma of Russia's Federal Assembly.

AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and a representative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, were among the guests. – Source: www.southafrica.info and www.SAnews.gov.za

 

SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW CABINET

In a ceremony conducted at the Presidential Guesthouse, the new Cabinet members took an oath to serve the country on 26 May 2014.

The proceedings got underway with President Jacob Zuma swearing in his Deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Thereafter, each of the new leaders of the 2014 incoming administration were affirmed by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, who was accompanied by Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Justice Sisi Khampepe and Judge President Monica Leeuw.

The 35 ministers took the oath to perform their duties conscientiously and to the best of their abilities, with the secrecy and confidentiality required. They also vowed to be faithful to the Republic and to obey, observe, uphold and maintain the Constitution and laws of the country.

Deputy President: Mr Cyril Ramaphosa

 

MINISTERS

The Minister in The Presidency: Mr Jeff Radebe

The Minister of Women in The Presidency: Ms Susan Shabangu

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Michael Masutha

The Minister of Public Service and Administration, Mr Collins Chabane

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

The Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Malusi Gigaba

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa

The Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele

The Minister of Police, Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies

The Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane

The Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

The Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr Gugile Nkwinti

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Bonginkosi “Blade” Nzimande

The Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel

The Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters

The Minister of Mineral Resources, Adv Ngoako Ramathlodi

The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lyn Brown

The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Fikile Mbalula

The Minister of Labour, Ms Mildred Oliphant

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa

The Minister of Public Works, Mr Thulas Nxesi

The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu

The Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Pravin Gordhan

The Minister of Communications, Ms Faith Muthambi

The Minister of Human Settlements, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu

The Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom

 

DEPUTY MINISTERS

The Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Ms Zoe Kota-Hendricks

The Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Mr Enver Surty

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, responsible for provincial and local government, Mr Andries Nel

The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, responsible for traditional affairs, Mr Obed Bapela

The Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Mr Kebby Maphatsoe

The Deputy Minister in The Presidency, Mr Buti Manamela

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Thokozile Xasa

The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla

The Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo

The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Ms Fatima Chohan

The Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Gratitude Magwanishe

The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services will have two deputy ministers: Mr John Jeffery, responsible for the justice and constitutional development component and Mr Thabang Makwetla, responsible for the correctional services portfolio

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Barbara Thomson

The Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Gert Oosthuizen

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Bheki Cele

The Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Hlengiwe Mkhize

The Deputy Minister of State Security, Ms Ellen Molekane

The Deputy Minister of Police, Ms Maggie Sotyu

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina

International Relations and Cooperation will remain with two deputy ministers: Ms Nomaindia Mfeketo and Mr Lluwelyn Landers

The Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Mcebisi Jonas

The Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Pam Tshwete

Deputy Ministers for Rural Development and Land Reform: Mr Mcebisi Skwatsha and Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana

The Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Mr Madala Masuku

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindi Chikunga

The Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Godfrey Oliphant

The Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu

The Deputy Minister of Labour, Inkosi Patekile Holomisa

The Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi

The Deputy Minister of Public Works, Mr Jeremy Cronin

The Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe

The Deputy Minister of Energy, Ms Thembi Majola

The Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Speaker of Parliament: Baleka Mbete

 

SOUTH AFRICA’S PREMIERS

Eastern Cape: Phumulo Masualle

Free State: Ace Magashule

Gauteng: David Makhura

KwaZulu-Natal: Senzo Mchunu

Limpopo: Stan Mathabatha

Mpumalanga: David Mabuza

North West: Supra Mahumapelo

Northern Cape: Sylvia Lucas

Western Cape: Helen Zille

Read more: http://www.dirco.gov.za/dircoenewsletter/newsflash114-27-05-2014.html

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