South Africa's government is already planning to reduce cabinet

South Africa's government is already planning to reduce cabinet

President Ramaphosa apparently has plans to make his cabinet a lot smaller and only make deputy-minister appointments that are justified. These plans are set to take place after the elections if the ANC remains the ruling party.

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South Africa's leader and head of the African National Congress, President Ramaphosa, is set to cut down cabinet after the elections if the party wins.

According to a report by SowetanLIVE, the president will downsize the cabinet to only 25, and deputy ministers will only be appointed when they are truly necessary.

Ramaphosa vowed during his maiden State of the Nation Address that he would be reducing the size of cabinet.

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If the president goes ahead with his plans, he will have a cabinet roughly the same size that former leader, Thabo Mbeki, had.

It was under Jacob Zuma that the cabinet grew bigger in 2009. Zuma separated some departments and created new ministries.

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It is reported that the party's officials have already been informed of the president's plans.

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