The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
The number of women in the Cabinet has fallen, while half of Johnson's top team went to either Oxford or Cambridge.
New State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo is set to take the reins of an old portfolio dogged by recent infighting and paranoia, bringing with her a raft of experience, and leaving behind past controversies of her own.
As political parties and civil society react to President Cyril Ramaphosa's reconfigured Cabinet, the FW de Klerk Foundation has warned him to watch his back, particularly at the ANC's headquarters, Luthuli House.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane has wished former party member Patricia de Lille well in her appointment as Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, but adds that she will be held to account like any other person.
FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald has said the party was 'overall' satisfied with President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet, but pointed out that the president failed to deal with the 'continued presence of Deputy President David Mabuza'.
President Cyril Ramaphosa made a shock announcement when naming GOOD's Patricia de Lille as part of his Cabinet. Here is a full list of the new Cabinet
Of all the new Cabinet appointments, that of Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams carries the most political significance. She is young, comes from the ANC's youth structures, has been an MP for more than a decade and a deputy minister for a couple of years.
The Cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril Ramaphosa has not met the country’s expectations, political analysts say.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to the National Executive at the Union Buildings, Pretoria.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is caught in an intricate game of political chess as he seeks to stamp his authority on the government while maintaining a semblance of party unity before elections next year.
South Africa has had a high quality credit rating of A+ before, but in recent years it's been dwindling down a steady path to junk status.
Angie Motshekga's reappointment as Basic Education Minister means she must now demonstrate the "urgency" in meeting her mandate, says Equal Education.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has some surprises in his reconfigured executive, including that of Good party leader Patricia de Lille and former president Jacob Zuma's lieutenant, David Mahlobo.
The ANC's alliance partners, labour federation Cosatu and the South African Communist Party, have praised President Cyril Ramaphosa for consulting with them ahead of the announcement of his executive for the 6th administration.
Ronald Lamola - the ANC's favourite comeback kid - has been appointed as the new Minister of Justice and Correctional Services.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says any scent of corruption in his department was fought, and even though he considered resigning, he stayed on to leave the department in a better position.
Opposition MPs in Parliament are not impressed with retaining of ministers Nomvula Makonyane and Bathabile Dlamini in President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffled Cabinet.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce changes to the National Executive on Thursday afternoon at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. Watch.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce changes to the Cabinet this afternoon.
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