Fellow South Africans,
Ladies and gentlemen of the media,
I am pleased to join you on Africa Day, as we conclude our transition to a new administration following the fifth national general elections.
I announced on Saturday that we have entered the second phase of our transition to a national democratic society. I also said this would be a radical phase of socio-economic transformation.
It is my pleasure today to announce the members of the National Executive, who have been tasked with improving and speeding up the implementation of our progressive policies and programmes.
The team will implement the five year Medium Term Strategic Framework of government, which has been developed using the National Development Plan and the ANC Manifesto.
To improve implementation and ensure impact, we have reconfigured some departments while others have been expanded to improve capacity.
I will briefly outline the changes and then announce the names of the new ministers and deputy ministers.
We have established a Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services.
Our country has a fast growing telecommunications sector which in 2012 was estimated at being worth R180 billion. We also see a great developmental value in the Post...