Cabinet reshuffle was crucial, says ANC

2010-11-01 07:20

Johannesburg - It was crucial to reshuffle the Cabinet to ensure effective service delivery, the ANC said on Sunday.

"Having done a serious introspection through continuous monitoring and evaluation of performance of all ANC cadres deployed to Cabinet, the need to reshuffle Cabinet to ensure effective service delivery became crucial," spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said.

Mthembu congratulated the newly-appointed ministers. "We would also like to pay tribute to outgoing ministers who have served the ANC-led government well, confident that they will continue to make a meaningful contribution in areas where they will be redeployed."

The ANC said the way government worked had to change in order to improve service delivery.

"The reshuffle is also in line with the recent ANC National General Council to put the interests of the people first, confident that the changes at Cabinet level will go a long way to make government stronger."

The reshuffle saw seven ministers being axed and 14 deputy ministers being appointed.

The new team will be sworn into office on Monday at 14:00.

  • Shorts - 2010-11-01 07:58

    Yet more job creation for certain favoured loyal cadre's who need to have their turn to 'milk' the system??

  • WhoAmEye - 2010-11-01 08:04

    Whats the qualifications of the newly appointed deputy ministers? People should hold positions based on legitimate merit and not corruption! How can positions be simply swapped around without knowing for sure whether the cronie can deliver in different posts? Is that the ANC strategy...try and fail and then try again in a different sector? Am I paying my hardearned tax for this kind of governance and 'leadership'???

  • Brian - 2010-11-01 08:06

    that's goood

  • Phoenix - 2010-11-01 08:06

    Interesting to reshuffle now, when there are elections soon around the corner for many. But it does not help reshuffling ministers when you have a list of corrupt people in place that are not being moved out. As it is the ANC led government is hiding a hell of a lot by closing the investigations of some of the government members that were involved in the Arms Deal. The ANC created a HUGE mess, and yet people still continue to vote for those who continue to create a HUGE mess of things. If the ANC were willing to follow Mandela's dream and the way he wanted South Africa to be, then it would have been much better. But now they have destroyed the true hero's dream for this country, and the impression the ANC are giving is that they don't care.

  • sam - 2010-11-01 08:09

    idon't think thiese changes will have any beearing on the lives of the poor. i will only benefit those in power and their relatives.

  • William - 2010-11-01 08:22

    Here comes another round of vehicle buying. Nice boost to car industry

  • Nostradammit - 2010-11-01 08:25

    When (if ever?) will the ANC learn that replacing incompetent officials with more of the same is not going to solve the problem they have created for themselves. How many times have we heard phrases such as "essential steps taken to ensure service delivery", only to see zero service delivery and a new set of officials whose only interest is the salary (which they will augment nauseatingly by whatever means they can) and a team of body guards, chauffeurs, and a new home? We already have an over-staffed government and now Zuma wants to fix the problem by appointing yet more deputy ministers and officials! Just when we believed it wasn't possible for this goverment and Zuma to get any worse, he proves that he has the desire and the plan to bring S.A. to a state that mirrors that of his megalomaniac neighbour - Mugabe. With all its ills (and there were far too many to mention) apartheid government officials never behaved in this irresponsible manner with the country's welfare and infrastructure.

  • monster - 2010-11-01 08:26

    Its like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic...ANC is headed downwards baby.

  • Patrick Mogale - 2010-11-01 08:32

    Thumps up ANC; no wonder what new cars they are going to buy; i congradulate Fikile Mbalula; Ramahlodi - is been a long time coming; Ramokgopa - no wonder Tshawne Pretoria is still Pretoria; Gigaba - we know what you did are home affiars nevermind your private affiars - As for comrade Siphiwe Nyanda - rest in peace - try army may be you can do something there comrade. I salute UmSholosi.

  • PHOSA - 2010-11-01 08:33

    Oh what an oversight, The President missed Mapisa Ngcakula By an Inch. She should also have been relieved of her duties.

  • Jo - 2010-11-01 08:38

    14 more deputy ministers? Adding to an already bloated Ministry!!! So glad we have an endless supply of money to pay the fat cats at the top.......shame on the poor who will get even less.........

  • Cecelia - 2010-11-01 08:38

    As long as people continue to be appointed for anything other than because of their skills, it doesn't matter where you redeploy them, they will spread the rot further and further afield until this country collapses and becomes like every other African country. So-called leaders should be appointed on educational merit (which should be substantial) and experience (which should be substantial) in the area of appointment. Unfortunately this is sadly lacking in most of the ministers who manage the various portfolios in government. If they had applied for those positions in any first world country, they would more than likely never have been considered. And they know this because their arrogance shows this. You don't need to be defensive if you know you are doing a good job.

  • Lood - 2010-11-01 08:48

    The ANC do not have the ability to govern this country. No matter how many reshuffles. Point.

  • boitumelo mokgogo - 2010-11-01 08:48

    well and good for a cabinet reshuffle, but i am worried about a provincial reshuffle that will include premiers as well. there is a high level of corruption, nepotism and inefficiency in some provincial government departments...Some provincial leaders claim international rewards whilst really they have done nothing to improve the lives of ordinary South Africans. Major resources are been shifted to areas where they only benefit a few. Political demarcations are a new rule in many job and business appointments i.e you might need to be from the north of a province to be appointed for business or even for a mere job.

  • monster - 2010-11-01 08:50

    Why is shaik shabir (that great defraudster and corrupter) missing from the new cabinet??? I hear it was desperately close that he missed out...its a travesty of justice thats what it is...a damn slap in the face for him.....but oh , wait...sorry he is almost dead...a very sick man...shame of course

  • Mo' - 2010-11-01 08:54

    i see no relevance in appointing deputy minister, it's not like they have any executive powers anyways! is this what he was talking about that he wants to create 5 million jobs in the next decade? appointing 14 new deputy minister

  • Macy - 2010-11-01 09:03

    More milking of the system. Deputy ministers doing WHAT? Shuffling papers on their desks, and getting a fat paycheck at the end of the month. Spread the love around! Bandwagon tickets are obviously free to the faithful cadres

  • gcr - 2010-11-01 09:03

    I certainly hope the new cadres resist the temptation to rush out and buy new vehicles. Wonder if Sipho will have to hand over his ostentatious vehicles to the new incoming minister - sincerely hope so.

  • Gabriella - 2010-11-01 09:03

    The gravy train continues... I also need to know what qualifications these people have, or at least experiance for their positions. ANC is going to regret this move in the next elections.These newly appointed ministers should prove if they are worth these positions by not buying those expensive cars. Thats our(taxpayers) monies you no good ministers!Nothing impresses us with your leadership Mr President.

  • Clintonv - 2010-11-01 09:10

    Another 9 wealth Ministers leave and another 9 move in to line their work at is best!!!

  • Patrick - 2010-11-01 09:18

    Vote DA and give the ruling party the wake up it deserves

  • ASHAMED SOUTH AFRICAN - 2010-11-01 09:19

    Well as promised by the anc, all those so called ministers (cadres) are now multi millionaires.
    It's time to make more cadres multi millionaires. This is how the anc works.
    Soon the money will all be gone and hopefully the anc and all it's stupid supporters as well.

  • CheerUp - 2010-11-01 09:31

    Come on guys, try to say something nice about Zuma. I know you can do it!

  • THEMBA MARABE - 2010-11-01 09:31

    it"s good for the country because some of this department were embroiled in scandals,maladminisration and corruption,hence i think the coming ministers will work to improve service delivery and economic emancipation of the poor.

  • "Whites own everything" - 2010-11-01 09:34

    Firstly, it remains virtually impossible for most South Africans to achieve the desired levels of education and experience for many jobs out there, particular black South Africans. But it is a necessary standard. Having said this, education and experience don't always translate into a better job candidate - white or black. Secondly, Mr Tony Yengeni was right by saying that whites own everything in this country - well ALMOST everything...

  • GCM - 2010-11-01 09:49

    Reading press reports over the last week or so:

    2010-10-24: Government denies Cabinet Reshuffle.
    Themba Maseko (ANC Cabinet Spokesperson) – denies media reports of a reshuffle.

    2010-10-26: Reshuffle Rumours are “mischievous”.
    Mathole Motshekga (ANC Chief Whip) – reporting on a reshuffle “without any factual basis is unhelpful”

    2010-10-31: Zuma announces dramatic reshuffle.

    2010-11-01: Cabinet reshuffle was crucial.

    This definitely shows that a media appeals tribunal is absolutely necessary. They negligently omitted the words “dramatic” and/or ”crucial” in their reporting.

  • steve - 2010-11-01 09:54

    Its amazing how jz thinks that someone from home affairs can sort out public enterprises (eskom, transnet etc). Where is the link in experience?
    Call it what you like, It's still cadre deployment and very sadly mismatched candidates vs experience. So nothing new will happen - the lack of service delivery will continue to run us into the ground!

  • Willem - 2010-11-01 09:55

    So BMW, Mercedes and Land Rover are smiling again. Wonder if Simpiwe will let his 2 BMW's go

  • Craig - 2010-11-01 09:58

    Reshuffle? You mean re-scandal! Do the readers (The educated tax payers) in South Africa really appreciate what the ANC has done for the country up until now? Do you think Zak, sitting in his shack in bongoland really can’t wait to see the difference? What a waste of print space ‘...ensure effective service delivery.... pay tribute to outgoing ministers who have served the ANC-led government well' Are you serious? What a disgrace. All the ANC have done for the Republic of South Africa is degenerate a thriving economic machine, increase the brain drain, unemployment, crime, failing municipalities, self enriching tenders etc. Have a look at the last 16 years of events. The highest levels of crime, murder, rape, unemployment, hijackings, corruption, and so one, not to mention the very shameful events following the Zuma, Malema bunch, like a black cloud over them. This is just another desperate measure to try and create the impression that Zuma has control. The peak of all scandals and corruption is yet to come. Does the ANC government live on their own planet? Who are we kidding here? I just hope that the new ministers also don’t have 5 wives each ‘free lunch club’. Another burden on the tax payer!!
    Zuma you should be asking the DA for advice instead of criticizing it. Have a look at who’s province has got the worst levels of social degradation, crime etc. The Western Cape has the least of the burden as its run by intelligent capable individuals who don’t have hidden agendas. Malema can also keep his mouth shut for a change, he only ever utters negative slurs when he addresses anyone. He has not once promoted anything positive towards the ANC. In fact he is a blessing, and is only bringing it down a bit quicker than its already sinking speed.
    His inability to actually say anything that is positive confirms his level of intellect and worse, what’s to come once he is promoted to a higher role in the already dysfunctional government.

  • BETHUEL - 2010-11-01 10:03

    What Gwen failed Tshwane but President promoted her her for what important reason?Something is fishing.Clearly Mr President you done all this reshuffle because of Cadreship influential.You'll keep-on reshuffling untill we decide to reshuffle presidency because of your favouritism.

  • Thabo Mofutsanyana - 2010-11-01 10:05

    this is indeed a reshuffling of chairs on the deck of the Titanic. Glad Nyanda is gone though - he was an embarassment.
    Hard to see whats going to change. Why did some stay?? There are very few performing Ministers in the govenment

  • Johannes Barnard - 2010-11-01 10:11

    Mr,Zuma why didt he waited for the new Election then he couldt had to change the whole nwe cabenet.Now the new minister are to get smart car we all paying pay for our tax money,and also to tsay in the most expencive hotel that all that they can to is to get seats in parliment to spaend the money.And if they want be good ministers then they must spend the mon y on the poorand to build them new house,they live in the cold when their floods in provinces.All the people promise the world to the people just to get the vote and the seats and the mony to spend.Mr Zuma must deliver and keep his promisers to the people in the country.He must resuffle the whole cabenet and put white minister and coloreds because his got much african people so he is racialed not fair.When your hear then he is over seas that how he is also spending the goverments money I hope they will give the poor a better pension increase next year be cause from my side the goverment can aford to give more.It is time that we have a women running the country all the other country have women president but except south african.The goverment must give them a change to do the work and see if they can deliver the promisses to the of our land south africa.Mr Zuma must stop to give the new minister new carsto drive.

  • Zabantu - 2010-11-01 10:33

    Whereas the ruling party is entitled to appoint Ministers, the reality is that the people who make delivery possible are the technocrats. The ruling party could do to go a level down and assess if the real workers within these ministries are delivering. Chaning the Minister is nothing more that having a hair cut whilst leaving the mindset intact....

  • Sila - 2010-11-01 10:33

    Until he fires Lindiwe Sisulu I won't believe he's serious. She has to be the biggest embarrassment since Dr Manto.

  • Roland - 2010-11-01 10:37

    What a boost to the motor industry - another 21 luxury cars to be bought - oh - sorry - 42 as there is 1 for CT & 1 for Pta! Where are the unions now? Two months ago there was "no money" for increases demanded, and now there are 14 new deputy ministers which are costing 'how much?". At a time when the government should be tightening their belts, we are "growing" the cadre base of corruption with more fat salary packages. May we pray that the DA wins some more municipalities so that we SA can start to move int he right direction - just hope that it will not be too late.

  • Sipho - 2010-11-01 11:01

    Note that none of the major departments are affected. Finance, health, education, police, justice and the joke of them all - home affairs. These are where the problems, the worst corruption and incompetence are, but they escape. The Minister of Public Enterprise gets axed but she is the only one who has had the courage to do something sensible - dump the PBMR project which has cost us 9 billion Rands with nothing to show for it. The ANC's government of the country is a joke. Pity we are all too busy trying to survive to have time to laugh!

  • ir8m8 - 2010-11-01 11:05

    it amazes me that we are still saying that SA is going to collapse...
    it has already!!!
    Consider Maslow for a second as a guage to Human Happiness:
    1) Secure Housing is required...sorry in SA we would rather host a SWC and have a month long party.
    2) Sustainable employment, okay so we have tons of promises made by business / politicians, yet almost 30% unemployment rates.
    3) Social Infrustructure, Home Affairs, nuff said (i mean look at the CB expose last night), police & Crime...nuff said, medical, nuff said.

    The 3 basics of Maslow cannot be attained by 80% of the people, come on who is kidding who...

  • Gravy Train - 2010-11-01 11:13

    What worries me is what is going to happen with the exministers cars? Will it be a farewell gift to them?

  • dk - 2010-11-01 11:14

    Do we need Deputy Ministers i see and hear only Fikile the rest are invisible and silent.Welcome on board before you change the life of the poor survey must be done as to what realy does the poor blacks need.Once the survey is done you will be out and the the next guy will do the same and leave or fired

  • 14 in 7 out - 2010-11-01 12:01

    Doubling their expenditure on more expensive cars/houses/tender fraud etc.etc by another 7 more incompetent ANC morons so that impact on non service delivery is now even more adversely evident than before! The ANC is an utter complete circus and a bad one at that!

  • AJ - 2010-11-01 12:13

    In a company you would never have someone going from Marketing to Finance, to Manufacturing, then off to IT, but in ministerial positions, they bounce all over the place , illustrating the fact they are nothing more than very expensive figureheads abusing our tax money and making zero contribution. They have their consultants for policy, and their speechwriters too. So what do these leeches actually do then? Nothing, is what they do.

  • Martin - 2010-11-01 12:16

    This re-shuffle will have no effect, except for changing a few of the addresses where the luxury vehicles park. It proves the fundamental flaw of democracy: When the illiterate vote, they are led by the barely literate who lead the way to failure!

  • krismas - 2010-11-01 12:28

    Christmas is close so maybe some people close to Mr Zuma needed some motor cars and this is his presrnt to them

  • karabo - 2010-11-01 12:33

    Barbara Barbara this is called politics and its about the party interest and you need to show taht you follow the view of the people who voted the ANC into power. You dug your own grave by allowing Maroga and Gama to be fired now it seems like the ANC is not serious about transformation now Malema has the last laugh he said they are not finished with you now you are recalled like Mbeki.This is politics

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