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South Africa Cabinet Members 2008 to 2009

Following the recall of Thabo Mbeki as President, Kgalema Motlanthe  was elected the President and announced his Cabinet on 25 September 2008.

Ministry / Portfolio

Minister / Incumbent

President of South Africa

Kgalema Motlanthe

Deputy President of South Africa

Baleka Mbete

Agriculture and Land Affairs

Lulama Xingwana

Arts and Culture

Pallo Jordan

Communications

Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, until her death on 6 April 2009; then Manto Tshabalala-Msimang (acting)

Correctional Services

Ngconde Balfour

Defence

Charles Nqakula

Education

Naledi Pandor

Environmental Affairs and Tourism

Marthinus van Schalkwyk

Finance

Trevor Manuel

Foreign Affairs

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Health

Barbara Hogan

Home Affairs

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Housing

Lindiwe Sisulu

Intelligence Services

Siyabonga Cwele

Justice and Constitutional Development

Enver Surty

Labour

Membathisi Mdladlana

Minerals and Energy

Buyelwa Sonjica

Provincial and Local Government

Sicelo Shiceka

Public Enterprises

Brigitte Mabandla

Public Service and Administration

Richard Baloyi

Public Works

Geoff Doidge

Safety and Security

Nathi Mthethwa

Science and Technology

Mosibudi Mangena

Social Development

Zola Skweyiya

Sport and Recreation

Makhenkesi Stofile

The Presidency

Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

Trade and Industry

Mandisi Mpahlwa

Transport

Jeff Radebe

Water Affairs and Forestry

Lindiwe Hendricks

 


References:
• History Matters,(2008). ‘List of new cabinet ministers’ from Timeslive, 09 July [online] Available at www.historymatters.co.za [Accessed 05 June 2014]

Last updated : 06-Jun-2014

This article was produced for South African History Online on 06-Jun-2014