- President Ramaphosa says that deputy-ministers have been assigned specific responsibilities
- Additionally, he announced some changes to government
- These include shifting the Government Communication and Information System away from the communications department
Cyril Ramaphosa has delegated specific responsibilities to his each of his deputy-ministers.
Additionally, all the ministers and deputies have signed performance agreements, which include targets they are required to meet.
This comes in response to criticism that many deputy-ministers are superfluous.
In a media statement published on Friday, the president outlined some of these new measures and changes being implemented in government.
They include shifting the Government Communication and Information System away from the Department of Communication and placing it under the control of Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, according to News24.
The statement also included some of the specific duties that have been delegated to several deputies. For example, Deputy-Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha will oversee land reform while Sdumo Dlamini will be responsible for rural development.
This comes as part of Ramaphosa's pledge to make government more efficient and to root out maladministration and corruption, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
The president has said that this will also include streamlining various state-owned enterprises.
Already, the plans have seen several government departments merged and reconfigured.
While many have welcomed the changes, there have also been concerns that some expanded government departments will be more expensive to operate.
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