- Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet features some new faces
- These include Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola and Deputy-Finance Minister David Masondo
- Here is some background information regarding these newly-minted ministers and deputies
Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet includes several well-known figures, as well as some fresh faces.
The president stressed that the new ministers have very specific agendas and outcomes they must achieve, and that they will be disciplined if they fail to meet these targets.
While several of the ministers need no introduction, here are some new figures that you need to know.
First up is the new Deputy-Minister of Finance, David Masondo, who will serve under Tito Mboweni. Masondo is currently an ANC NEC member who previously served in the Limpopo provincial legislature. He also had a brief stint as the province's finance MEC. Prior to that, Masondo was was a leader in the South African Communist Party and a Wits University SRC president, according to Eyewitness News.
Next is Ronald Lamola, the new Minister of Justice. The 36-year-old is qualified as a lawyer and previously served as deputy-president of the ANC Youth League under Julius Malema. He has two Masters degrees and runs a private law firm based in Pretoria.
Another new minister with an important portfolio is Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, the Minister of Small Business Development. Ntshavheni previously worked as a spokesperson for the Limpopo ANC. Additionally, she served previously as a non-executive director on the board of Denel, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
Her ministry is sure to be a key aspect of Cyril Ramaphosa's economic stimulus agenda, as the president has spoken at length about empowering small businesses and local entrepreneurship.
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