Meet the power squad: 14 Women in Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet

Meet the power squad: 14 Women in Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet

President Ramaphosa's new Cabinet has been met with mixed reactions. The EFF and DA are unimpressed, but South Africans are happy to see that half of the Cabinet is filled by female ministers.

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Despite some hate coming from the EFF and the DA over the choices he made for hisCcabinet, President Ramaphosa is receiving praise from the rest of the country for showing gender equality.

Half of Ramaphosa's Cabinet is female and it's left Mzansi feeling really hopeful for the future.

From Patricia de Lille to Ayanda Dlodlo, proudly gives you the names of all the female ministers that are part of Ramaphosa's executive.

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Here they are:

  1. Patricia De Lille - Minister of Public Works
  2. Thoko Didiza - Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
  3. Angie Motshekga - Minister of Basic Education
  4. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams - Minister of Communications and Telecommunications
  5. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  6. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula - Minister of Defence and Military Affairs
  7. Barbara Creecy -Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
  8. Lindiwe Zulu - Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation
  9. Naledi Pandor - Minister of International Relations and Co-operation
  10. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane - Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
  11. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni - Minister of Small Business Development
  12. Lindiwe Zulu (Not the same person as the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation) - Minister of Social Development
  13. Ayanda Dlodlo - Minister of State Security
  14. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane - Minister of Tourism.

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Another point in Ramaphosa's favour is his choice to remove Bathabile Dlamini from Cabinet.

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