Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has been appointed acting Minister in the Presidency, following the death of Jackson Mthembu.
In a statement, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that she would act "until further notice", while she continues to attend to her small business development portfolio.
The 43-year-old hails from Limpopo and was an ANC Youth League leader.
Mthembu died last week after experiencing Covid-19 complications.
There was speculation about whether the vacancy he left would prompt an extensive Cabinet reshuffle and a replacement of ministers that were perceived to be underperforming.
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