These politicians headed up important portfolios – here's what they need to do in 2022

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Often when times are dark and friends are few, we look to our leaders whose job it is to help navigate stormy seas. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images/ Reuters)
Often when times are dark and friends are few, we look to our leaders whose job it is to help navigate stormy seas. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images/ Reuters)

For many 2021 is a year best forgotten. The grind of the pandemic, skyrocketing unemployment, record highs for the petrol price, Eskom struggling to keep the lights on… 

If we thought the year was going to be better than the horror that was 2020, we were sorely mistaken. Often when times are dark and friends are few, we look to our leaders whose job it is to help navigate stormy seas.

So how did those in charge of some of the biggest portfolios in government do? We asked the experts to unpack it – and to look ahead to what ministers need to do in 2022.

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