SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
High level clouds. Mild.
"Just do something" is the cry now rising from all over South Africa. It is useful to replay what has been done, writes JP Landman.
The new Deputy Finance Minister, David Masondo, is an unusual breed of politician whose varied experience cuts across business leadership and academia.
President Cyril Ramaphosa surprised the whole country when he named the leader of the recently-formed Good party, Patricia De Lille, as the minister Public Works and Infrastructure on Wednesday evening.
President Ramaphosa knows the importance of setting the tone. Reducing the size of Cabinet by eight portfolios was the latest indicator of his austerity tone in light of deteriorating public finances, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Cosatu has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet and has lauded the transparency in the process by which the president consulted with unions and other stakeholders in making appointments.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has a golden opportunity to inspire the nation with his appointment of a Cabinet. He has to replace the same old boring names with new brooms. The country is ready to be surprised, writes Adriaan Basson.
Banking Association of South Africa managing director Cas Coovadia says ethical leadership in National Treasury is a vital critical anchor point for the economy to grow.
Last year Gordhan told then minister of public enterprises Lynne Brown that her only answers to accusations of state capture were "lies, lies, lies". Now he is set to take over her job in Ramaphosa's new Cabinet.
Former ministers banished to the political wilderness under Jacob Zuma’s presidency are set to make a comeback as President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to revive the stagnant economy.
It is clear that Ramaphosa tried to rid his executive of most of the Zuma-era ministers who were implicated in state capture, but some of his decisions are flabbergasting, writes Adriaan Basson.
Acting as Chairman of the Board – in corporate terms – President Ramaphosa has found a large body of ANC insiders who he feels he can work with and will largely take his lead, writes Daniel Silke.
In a nod to his mentor, Nelson Mandela, President Cyril Ramaphosa reached across the aisle and appointed a minister from a party other than the ruling African National Congress.
When Cyril Ramaphosa became president in February last year the message was that he will use the remaining months of the Zuma government to review policy, prepare the foundations of his own administration and ensure that he gets to appoint the people he wants to in his first Cabinet.
The Economic Development Ministry, currently headed by Minister Ebrahim Patel, is set to be incorporated into the Department of Trade and Industry, according to sources with knowledge of Cabinet plans.
The ANC cannot expect to be taken as a serious player in the 2019 general elections while it walks about as a Trojan horse for political criminals, says Solly Moeng.
Analysts and investment managers have welcomed the inclusion of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister and Pravin Gordhan as minister of public enterprises in President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet.
Nhlanhla Nene says that while it would take a great deal of work to stabilise the country’s finances, he is 'quite confident' that it can be done.
The Russian Embassy in South Africa has rejected weekend reports that it had a hand in SA's most-recent Cabinet reshuffle as 'fake news' and 'slanderous'.
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