9 July 2013

South Africa: Media Statement By President Jacob Zuma On Changes in the National Executive

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Johannesburg — Twenty years of democracy have changed the face of our country, and the last five years have pushed that change forward.

The achievements are due to the hard work of many of our Ministers, Premiers, Deputy Ministers, MECs, Mayors and many others who have worked hard in leading the process of transformation and improving the quality of life of our people.

To take that change forward, I have decided to make some changes to the National Executive.

*The new Ministers and Deputy Ministers are as follows:*

1.The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli,

2.The Minister of Human Settlements, Ms Connie September,

3.The Minister of Communications , Mr Yunus Carrim,

4.The Minister of Energy, Mr Ben Martins,

5.The Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters,

6.The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr John Jeffery,

7.The Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Michael Masutha,

8.The Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Andries Nel,

9.The Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Ms Pamela Tshwete.

We thank the outgoing Ministers for their contribution in taking the work of government forward and creating a better life for all. We wish all incoming members of the National Executive all the best in their new portfolios.

The new members will be sworn in to office tomorrow, 10 July.

I thank you.

Issued by: The Presidency

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