President Cyril Ramaphosa didn't announce his Cabinet as was widely expected on Sunday. The Daily Maverick's Marianne Merten writes that it is unprecedented that a day after assuming office the new president of South Africa has neither announced a Cabinet, nor indicated a firm time on which such an announcement will be made. The delay in the Cabinet announcement comes in the wake of governing ANC ructions, including Deputy President David Mabuza's decision not to be sworn in as an MP.
Why Ramaphosa Had to Delay Appointing His Cabinet
The Conversation Africa, 28 May 2019
The delay in the appointment of South Africa's new Cabinet after the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa on 25 May 2019 reflects the impact of two institutions: first, the… Read more »
President Cyril Ramaphosa being sworn into office by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on May 25, 2019.
Ramaphosa Mulls His Options - and It's Complicated (Legally/Politically)
Daily Maverick, 26 May 2019
President Cyril Ramaphosa didn't announce his Cabinet as was widely expected on Sunday, nor will he announce it on Monday. Instead, the presidency said it would happen later in the… Read more »
Ramaphosa's Cabinet to Be Announced Later This Week
News24Wire, 26 May 2019
The Presidency has issued a statement saying that Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet announcement will only be made later this week. Read more »
'The Dogs of War Are Ready' - Faction of ANC NEC Says It's Time to Take Action Against Magashule
While many around the country and in the ANC are debating whether David "DD" Mabuza will take his seat as the country's deputy president, factions in the party are preparing… Read more »
Malema to Ramaphosa - 'It Would Be a Mistake Not to Name Mabuza As Your Deputy'
News24Wire, 25 May 2019
EFF leader Julius Malema is of the view that President Cyril Ramaphosa would be making a mistake if he does not name David Mabuza as his deputy. Read more »
Mabuza Not Out of the Race - Bathabile Dlamini
Don't rule out ANC deputy president David Mabuza as president Cyril Ramaphosa's choice of second in command, said Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini. Read more »
ANC Integrity Commission Likely to Clear Gwede Mantashe
ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe will most likely be cleared by the party's integrity commission when it hands over its report to Luthuli house early this week, sources told News24. Read more »
Cabinet Announcement Later This Week
SAnews.gov.za, 26 May 2019
The announcement on the members of the new executive will be made later in the week, says the Presidency. Read more »
The Week to Herald South Africa's Political Future Starts Now
With an announcement about the composition of President Cyril Ramaphosa's brand new Cabinet this week, it appears that the eggs involved in this political omelette have become well… Read more »
Ramaphosa Faces Fraught Decision Over Immediate Fate of His Trusted Ally
Daily Maverick, 27 May 2019
It is highly likely that President Cyril Ramaphosa intends to appoint former Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to his new Cabinet. But a Public Protector report released… Read more »
Fiddling While South Africa Burns - What Is Busisiwe Mkhwebane Up To?
This is a formal invitation to the Public Protector to pick up at least one of the many cases that have been presented to the Zondo Commission, or others that we helpfully listed.… Read more »
More than 35,000 people, including foreign heads of state, attended President Cyril Ramaphosa's oath-taking ceremony on Saturday at a rugby stadium in Pretoria. Ramaphosa's African ... Read more »
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa take disciplinary action against Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan after she found ... Read more »
The African National Congress says that Deputy President David Mabuza has asked for a postponement of his swearing in as National Assembly member, after he was called to appear at ... Read more »
Speculation is rife that President Cyril Ramaphosa, on making good on his promise to cut government expenditure, will reduce his national executive by as many as nine departments ... Read more »
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