USAfrica: South Africa’s President fires some ministers


South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, a few minutes ago, Thursday evening of August 5, 2021 announced substantial changes in the structure and leadership of some ministries and agencies.

He has separated the Ministry of Human Settlements from the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, stating that “At the beginning of this administration, we had brought these two portfolios together on the understanding that the provision of water is closely tied to the development of human settlements…. Water is our country’s most critical natural resource. Water security is fundamental to the lives and health of our people, to the stability of our society and to the growth and sustainability of our economy, We have therefore decided that water and sanitation should be a separate ministry, which will enable a dedicated focus on ensuring that all South Africans have access to a secure and sustainable supply of this precious resource.” 

He made the following new ministerial appointments:

Minister at the Presidency: Mondli Gungubele

Communications and Digital Technologies: Ms. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni

Defence and Military Veterans: Ms. Thandi Modise

Finance: Enoch Godongwana

Health: Joe Phaahla

Human Settlements: Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi

Public Service and Administration: Ms. Ayanda Dlodlo

Small Business Development: Ms. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

Tourism: Ms. Lindiwe Sisulu

Water and Sanitation: Senzo Mchunu

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