Naledi Pandor new home affairs minister

2012-10-03 13:49

Pretoria - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has been appointed by President Jacob Zuma as minister of home affairs, the presidency said on Wednesday.

Deputy Science Minister Derek Hanekom will take over as minister of science and technology.

"I congratulate Ms Pandor and Mr Hanekom on their appointments," Zuma said.

"They have distinguished themselves in their current portfolios and I am confident that they will do exceptionally well in their new responsibilities as well. I wish them all the best."

On Tuesday Zuma announced that Pandor would be acting in the position as minister of home affairs.

In a statement issued on his behalf, he said Pandor would hold the position until the vacancy was filled.

Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma resigned from her position last month to head up the African Union commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Hanekom would be sworn in as minister at 10:00 on Thursday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

  • Giyangethambo - 2012-10-03 13:55

    Derek Hanekom gets his reward for firing Juju,

      siyabonga.sithetwa - 2012-10-03 13:58

      White people can scream at the top of their voices for transparency in govt/ and “freedom of expression” but when people of colour call for transparency in the system of white supremacy, or when the system of white supremacy comes under the microscope and racism is talked about, white people get very angry

      jomardl - 2012-10-03 14:02

      What are you on about? Who part from you is talking about race?

      jomardl - 2012-10-03 14:02

      Oh it's you again - the broken record troll...

      sean.odonnell.1466126 - 2012-10-03 14:19

      @ Siyabonga - there is no such thing as white supremacy. If you or anyone else feel inferior, for whatever reason, do something about it - but be warned, it does require effort.

      benjamin.doyle.351 - 2012-10-03 14:28

      Hey Siyabonga, get the chip off your shoulder and accept the fact that you are a black person and live with it. Please stop doing the inferior dance.

      aarchaic - 2012-10-03 14:50

      I've met Both Naledi Pandor and Derek Hanekom on occation and I truely can say these ministers are about the only ones having a positive contribution to SA, Department of Science and technology is one of the FEW departments in government that had a Clean audit... That in its own speaks Volumes! I hope Naledi will be appointed as Permanent Minister of Home affairs and get them back in line also!

      makgale.makgalemele - 2012-10-03 15:03

      Does Derek have background knowldge of this potfolio or is it hand shake for 'job well done' ( refere Giya )? I wish and pray that we get to a situation where African govenments can appoint qualified people to positions not as rewards. Why is it not possible to headhunt a Minister. Say a Deployment committee search around the country even Diaspora for a person with relevant qualification and attitude for the particular Cabine post? Education minister with something like Jonathan Jansen/ late Eskia Mphahlela type of a person. For a President? Ijooo! Maybe let electorate decide. Not a group of factions in Mangaung fowarding semangmang in expectation of payback sometime later. If not we will continue getting scenarios like Limpopo and Eastern Cape where illiterate leaders burn books. Sies. We are dead, wena Giyangethambo .

      aarchaic - 2012-10-03 15:24

      Makgale, Derek Hanekom is Officialy the Deputy Minister of DST and have been in that position for more than 3 years, so I would say he knows the Portfolio well enough to be able to take over as Minister of DST

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-03 15:28

      Makgale, being the deputy minister of the same dep. should give him a good enough background. He was part of a committe that fired Juju and did not do it by himself.

      lisa.a.bradshaw - 2012-10-03 18:23

      @aarchaic...did you meet Naledi before the world cup soccer where her science department spent hundreds of thousands on world cup soccer tickets!!!!

      lisa.a.bradshaw - 2012-10-03 18:25

      @ Aarchaic...and maybe Naledi doing better now but she was the start to the rot in education while she was education minister getting rid of qualified teachers to support BEE and she put out comes based education on the map with out qualifying teachers first!!

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-03 13:55

    ok, cool

  • siyabonga.sithetwa - 2012-10-03 13:56

    It’s kind of like an inter-generational poker game where the white guy in the 1600's till the white guy in 1990 was cheating, killing and stealing all the chips from the players of colour. When one white guy died, he handed over the chips to the next white guy (his son) and this is how stolen wealth gets passed on. Now in 1994, it's not good enough to say: "We'll stop cheating, be happy and stop complaining!" No no, you have to give the stolen chips back because that's how justice happens.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-03 14:13

      Siyabonga, are you talking about the chips on your shoulders? Slapchips? Simba chips?

      alan.jerrold - 2012-10-03 14:15

      Siyabonga - when will you ever learn? It's NOT about colour, it's about RESULTS. An area in which the ANC has failed horribly. Try, for your own sake, to stop looking backwards all the time. It is not the road to success. But I guess you just want to be happy with excuses all the time, thus never have to achieve something yourself. Result: epic fail.

      jacques.smit - 2012-10-03 14:15

      Yawn... Another internet Troll...

      marnus.lamprecht - 2012-10-03 14:21

      In a civilized world what you refer to as stealing is actually acknowledged as working. People in the past, present and future will reap the rewards of hard work, and then they will be able to pass on a legacy to their children when they die. If you sit and complain living of grants or strike and not work your legacy will be lived-out through your uneducated, unemployed children that achieve the same as you have. To blame the past 360y of white people in SA for certain parts of the population's inability to achieve is a worn out argument/approach. Change is born through a motivated, positive person that transfer the same values to his/her children, why don't you become highly motivated, work hard and make a difference in the future for your children? Then you can pass on the wealth you have earned on to the people that you care for when you pass away.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-03 14:26

      Marnus - you ask too much. It's far easier to sit back and blame other people for their lack of progress.

      Willie - 2012-10-03 14:27


      benjamin.doyle.351 - 2012-10-03 14:28

      Hey Siyabonga, get the chip off your shoulder and accept the fact that you are a black person and live with it. Please stop doing the inferior dance.

      loading123 - 2012-10-03 14:29

      Our family came here in 1982. My dad worked his ass off, and now struggles in his retirement. Couldn't afford to send me to university, so I work my ass off to make a living. What are these chips that I owe you? For what? You wanna sit on your ass and get everything handed to you for free, for doing nothing. Typical. It's not that you're owed anything, it's just that you're a lazy person, and doesn't want to work, so you claim these chips were stolen from you. You can have your mud hut back, go get it! The only ones cheating and stealing, and wanting everything for free, is you and your cronies. It's been 18 years of you getting everything, and you still want more. We built things up, you smash them down. No control, no responsibility, just blame everything on apartheid once you've screwed it up. This country will continue to go down until you've successfully destroyed what was once the biggest economy in Africa. Then you'll whip out the apartheid card again. It was our fault. We've heard it all before. Westernize yourself, and start working for things you want, instead of demanding them because you feel you're owed something. Nobody owes you anything except perhaps a klap to get you off your lazy ass. - 2012-10-03 14:52

      I'm glad to see that you still have got your chips, one on each shoulder!!

      Bluecrest - 2012-10-03 14:58

      Go wipe the snot from your nose Idiot!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-03 15:34

      The under achiever is back, who will he be tomorrow FOYL&JUJU?

      piet.snot.77964 - 2012-10-03 15:38

      Siyabonga - suggest that you read some history way back to the 16 hundreds seeing that you mentioned that date. You mention stealing - You will read of the thieving and marauding that the locals carried out - this appears in many writings by many different writers - way before apartheid was even thought of . If you read the journals that Jan van Riebeek wrote you will realise that he was a very -very tolerant person and continually ensured that the 'settlers' did not go out take revenge for the stealing and killing that the 'savages' carried out - Yes even in those days there were farm invasions by the 'locals' - they killed and maimed just because they could nothing seems to have changed ! Nothing was stolen - there was land but nothing was done with the land - when Jan van Riebeek arrived he encountered the 'begging bowl ' - yes right back then - nothing seems to have changed .- you can't seem to work for it you rather would steal it.....................

      neo.phutheho - 2012-10-04 09:55

      dont worry piet. its all about to end my friend, the dromidaris is coming back to fetch you guys. you watch. i'd get my passport ready if i were u. hoooooooh-haaaaaaaaaah

      bongile.langa - 2012-10-09 08:00

      @siyabonga: A U STILL TALKING????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      bongile.langa - 2012-10-09 08:00

      @siyabonga: A U STILL TALKING????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jomardl - 2012-10-03 14:00

    Musical chairs.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-10-03 14:01

    Any exitement.

  • Khomotso - 2012-10-03 14:02

    congrats to her, i believe shes a strong candicate like the former minister Nkosazana Zuma

  • thabo.monareng - 2012-10-03 14:05

    Congratulations to Derek Hanekom atleast it pays to be loyal to the president! Expelling #JuliusMalema from #ANC is finally paying off, whose next?

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-03 14:11

      Thabo, your # key is stuck.

      jacques.smit - 2012-10-03 14:16

      Probly thinks this is twitter.. :P

  • vlammie.pilot - 2012-10-03 14:05

    Pandor the schooling genius. We can expect more decay and destruction, as was the case with education.

  • ktmoifo - 2012-10-03 14:06

    President Zuma announce new ministerial appointment.Ms Naledi Pandor has been appointed as minister of Home Affairs and Mr Derek Henekom as new minister of Science and Technology.congradulation with thier new post!

  • steve.blignaut - 2012-10-03 14:09

    LOL! WGAF! pfft - fail at one, deploy to next, fail at that, deploy to next. True Story

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-03 14:27

      Indeed. Don't hold your breath for any radical change in performance, let alone some success and progress for a change.

      Bluecrest - 2012-10-03 15:00

      Yo, Steve - aren't you working today? I'm working really hard at getting your streaming server up ;-p

  • Prince Bird - 2012-10-03 14:13

    We just pray that the damage Zuma is causing wont be too severe and become disaster.

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-10-03 14:14

    Hannekoms promotion for removing Malema. Yah nhe.. When Mothlante takes over, only 3\r\nministers from your cabinet will remain in Mothlantes cabinet.. Mbalula, Mashatile and Van Schalkvyk. Tokyo will move to deputy presidency. And the rest out!

      Giyangethambo - 2012-10-03 14:19

      Mbalula will be SG of the ANC, he wont be in Cabinet

      benjamin.doyle.351 - 2012-10-03 14:30

      Oh please keep van Schalkwyk.....We certainly don't want him.

      neo.phutheho - 2012-10-03 23:13

      Schalkwyk! now there'as a white man who saw the light.

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-03 14:15

    Does this mean no ID books or passports will be delivered?

  • Willie - 2012-10-03 14:25

    It's called Recycling

  • thembisa.ombinda - 2012-10-03 14:29

    ROTFLMAO...Congratulations to Ms Pandor, the president is clearly standing behind you and you are standing infront of the president for another term. You started the education crisis as Min of Ed. Then you did next to nothing in S & T, I look forward to all the changes you are going to make at Home Affairs. Well done!!!

  • kuno.tschumi.5 - 2012-10-03 14:30

    why do we have deputy ministers???????? Pandor gets the next department to turn into a mess. She sure did a great job in this regard in education and Angie just carried on with the mess. guess both are great supporters of JZ and he needs to get the right people who will vote for him once again... maybe they just a bunch of thieves in the same boat.

  • jaun.lombard.9 - 2012-10-03 14:32

    I actually think this is a good combination.

  • osmaseko - 2012-10-03 14:37

    Can someone please introduce me to Zuma so that I can talk k*k about Malema, then I will be assured of a top position.

  • stephen.j.dickson.3 - 2012-10-03 14:37

    With her fake accent perhaps she should of been made Minister of Foreign Affairs because the dimwits at Home Affairs are hardly likely to understand what she's on about when she speaks.Too hoighty toighty,high falootin society for them. They can't even understand a basic request when asked in simple English with a normal SA accent.

  • khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-10-03 14:43

    No difference in the apointment of Phumzile Mlambo Nqcuka

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-10-03 14:45

    I do believe that ms Pandor is the right woman for the job. She speaks well and is dignified. Well done!

  • neo.phutheho - 2012-10-03 14:57

    my fellow white compatriots. dont be fooled by the amount of likes you get on the site, you're only a majority in the internet world, but in the real world, its a different case, and you know it. must piss the sht out of you right? so you can say whatever you like, your efforts remain futile. till the second coming of jesus, we'll remain in power. Bwaaahhhh!!

      michael.gibson.3720190 - 2012-10-03 15:12

      So I guess you don't mind being called an idiot Neo. I guess if the South Africa's economy crashes, and it becomes totally lawless, the colour of your skin will protect you, and put food on your table? Good luck

      chadjason.wilson - 2012-10-03 15:18

      Truth be told, you do not hold power (I am assuming your reference is to the ANC). The ANC is a tool of the Devil, guided by greed and ill will. Only Jesus can save us from this evil.

      japie.bosman - 2012-10-03 15:18

      You are right there, but I suppose it must make you more pissed that after 18 years if black power, the majority of blacks are still poor. The fact that you are still voting for the party that promised you all houses and luxurious life, just shows how stupid you are. So I'm almost feeling sorry for you, Ooooo wait, I can never have pity for idiots.

      louis.nolte.3 - 2012-10-03 15:21

      In truth we are all just laughing at your incompetence which is visible throughout Africa. Its actually quite amusing! The funniest thing about it is that the message of Jesus you all so fondly refer to was brought to this country by your fellow white compatriots. We also don't measure our power by numbers, but by IQ and economic strength, something that your racist mind cannot understand. So next time you sit to type rubbish on news24, think (twice) and then...don't do it. Are you pissed off now?

      Mewik - 2012-10-03 15:37

      There was one capital letter in that pathetic brain fart from Neo. We clearly have another failure of the wonderful ANC education system on News24. Even his damn name has no caps ffs.

      neo.phutheho - 2012-10-03 18:11

      OOOOOOhh their pissed and i LOVE IT. as for me guys, dont worry, i do ok. trust me.

      Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-10-03 18:40

      Eish Neo lol

  • nhlapop - 2012-10-03 14:57

    Is that a reward for firing Juju by appointing Derec Hanekom as Minister of Science and Technology. Congradulations to Naledi Pandor, She deserve it.

      victor.mahasha - 2012-10-03 15:30

      Reward for Derek Hanekom, job well done

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-03 14:58

    Oh joy break out the champagne another ANC edition of - Oh look I've fe'd up and now need to move on - also known as musical chairs, but the ANC edition adds chairs to ensure that Zuma will get re-elected at mangoooang.

  • siphiwo.maurice - 2012-10-03 15:01

    Wishing you Naledi, all the best.

  • zmvulane - 2012-10-03 15:07

    Great choice! Well done to President Jacob Zuma!

  • grant.neill.16 - 2012-10-03 15:18

    Appointments that make sense for a change.. I think Minister Pandor is fantastic!!

  • NotBlackEnough - 2012-10-03 15:20

    Welcome to the Department of: 1. Fake IDs 2. Fake Passports 3. Fake Work Permits 4. And now Fake Accents!!!!!! Promotion after Destroying the Education Ministry!!! I rest my Case! BTW, Do Not Buy an e-Tag! EVER!

  • sibonelo.hlatshwayo - 2012-10-03 15:21

    Lets wait and see. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma did the good Job, so Naledi has to do the best Job...

  • Brad - 2012-10-03 15:29

    One of the very few good decisions this idiot has made.

  • thabo.mkokeli - 2012-10-03 15:30

    aleast she did work hard on bringing SKA to S.A,so myb she knw's her work,lets sitbck en watch this space.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-10-03 15:31

    Yawn,yawn! Am still comteplating wat to post.

  • Mewik - 2012-10-03 15:32

    Everyday I'm shuffling!!!!

  • bonge.mpofu - 2012-10-03 15:33

    zuma must fire motlanthe after mangaung. they must ensure motlanthe never becomes pres coz if he does he will brin in malema.i know this is not related to this article.

  • treyzo.mbelo - 2012-10-03 15:47

    this is a recipe for disaster. when she was the education minister she turned that department around for the worst

  • amogelang.molwana - 2012-10-03 16:15

    Congrats Mr hanekom u deserve it. After the dirty job you did making sure Malema get expelled. You are a loyal yes man. You wil be a puppet your whole political history. I believe is just temporarily until after Mangaung and you wil be a deputy again if you lucky or unemployed like the likes of Smuts Ngonyama(COPE)

  • chris.phago - 2012-10-03 16:27

    That Office is clean under the leadership of Dr Dlamini Zuma.Pls pls keep it s u find it,no corruption and nepotism.I wish u good luck Miss Pandor

  • lulama.mbelwa - 2012-10-03 18:12

    We welcome the appointment, wishing her all the best on her new post. May she do her best like she did as a minister of education.

  • mpmahlangu - 2012-10-03 19:18

    Greater Hights

  • mmangaliso - 2012-10-03 19:39

    whats a deputy coz if the HA was doing so well\r\nit was bcoz of good leadership and a better team behind the good leader thinkin i knw its difficult

  • hein.huyser - 2012-10-03 20:12

    Have we not suffered enough under her incompetencies? Now this! My goodness man, how useless must one be before you get a golden handshake? Or are the possible replacements of a lower calibre?

  • hein.huyser - 2012-10-03 20:22

    To all those who sings the praises of this noncompoop, remember that the outcomes-based curse in our schools are as a direct redult of Naledis' efforts. She alone is responsible for creatinf millions of uneducated school leavers, and fot that I can never forgive her, or the millions that will suffer for years to come. She is a no good partyliner and do not care about the citizens and taxpayers of this country, neither their children It is a sad day to say that she is one of few whos department adhered to a minnimum required standard (clean audits) therefore she is queen of this world now. I question those who regards her as the norm to aim for

  • alf.pop - 2012-10-03 21:02

    Pandor did her part in stuffing up the education system. Let her have a go at screwing up home affairs now!

      neo.phutheho - 2012-10-03 23:29

      i'll give you this my sweet caramel coated brothers and sistas, your comments are amusing, they must make your braais a little bit more tastier.

  • herbert.plessis - 2012-10-04 07:46

    Why are they putting an intellectual in charge of Home Affairs?

  • tebogo.nickey - 2012-10-09 07:55

    I knw she'll do well. One of the most competent ministers

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