DA announces new 'shadow cabinet'
Cape Town - Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko on Wednesday introduced her new "shadow cabinet" to the media.
"This is an entirely new shadow cabinet designed to help the DA achieve its objectives in Parliament," she told reporters.
The starting point was to ensure that the new shadow cabinet was suitably diverse.
"This is important because the positions we take in Parliament need to be informed by a wide range of perspectives," she said.
"I also wanted to ensure that there was an appropriate 'generational mix'. If there is one thing I have learned, it is that the experience of veterans, mixed with the energy of youth, makes a formidable combination."
Mazibuko said the DA's shadow cabinet mirrored the existing Cabinet clusters.
"It will be their responsibility to speak on behalf of the millions of South Africans who lack access to work opportunities, and to advance the DA's vision for a growing and prosperous South Africa."
The Shadow Ministers are:
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – Annette Steyn
Appropriations – Marius Swart
Communications – Marian Shinn
Economic Development – Haniff Hoosen
Energy – Lance Greyling
Finance – Tim Harris
Labour – Sej Motau
Mineral Resources – James Lorimer
Public Enterprises – Natasha Michael
Public Works – Anchen Dreyer
Rural Development & Land Reform – Athol Trollip
Science & Technology – Dr Junita Kloppers-Lourens
Tourism – Stuart Farrow
Trade & Industry – Dr Wilmot James
Transport – Ian Ollis
Water & Environmental Affairs – Gareth Morgan
Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs – John Steenhuisen
Public Service & Administration – Kobus Marais
Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) – Dr Dion George
Women, Children & People with Disabilities – Helen Lamoela
Correctional Services – James Selfe
Defence and Military Veterans – David Maynier
Home Affairs – Manny De Freitas
International Relations & Co-operation – Ian Davidson
Justice and Constitutional Development – Dene Smuts
Police – Dianne Kohler Barnard
State Security – Lennit Max
Arts & Culture – Niekie van den Berg
Basic Education – Annette Lovemore
Health – Patricia Kopane
Higher Education & Training – Dr Annelie Lotriet
Human Settlements – Stevens Mokgalapa
Social Development – Mike Waters
Sports & Recreation – Winston Rabotapi
Presidency - Joe McGluwa.