Mzansi's Cabinet is much larger than others' - how does SA compare?

Mzansi's Cabinet is much larger than others' - how does SA compare?

Despite cutting down on Cabinet members, South Africa is still the country with the biggest executive in the world. When compared to other countries such as India and America, SA's Cabinet looks very bloated.

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President Ramaphosa may have cut down on the number of Cabinet members, but it still remains the biggest in the world.

Ramaphosa's Cabinet has gone from 36 down to 28, yet when compared to other countries, it is still looking very bloated, as reported on by Business Insider SA.

India and America are closest to South Africa in number, which would be expected, since their populations are larger.

Yet India and America stand at 27 and 15 respectively.

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This is how SA compares to the rest of the world's biggest countries:

How SA compares to other countries. (Image Source: Business Insider SA/CitiBank)

How SA compares to other countries. (Image Source: Business Insider SA/CitiBank)
Source: UGC

According to a South African economist for the Citibank Global Economics team, Gina Schoeman, the smaller Cabinet is a good start.

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However, despite this huge difference, South Africa is also standing stronger than other countries in female representation.

Half of Ramaphosa's Cabinet is female, according to an earlier report by Briefly.co.za.

Analysis by The Economist indicates that Europe's average female representation in cabinets is 28%.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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