South Africa Cabinet Members 2011 to 2013

President Jacob Zuma made some changes in his cabinet for the third time on July 9th 2013. He relieved Communications Minister Dina Pule of her duties and appointed former Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Yunis Carriem. Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale was replaced by Connie September while Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi was replaced by Lechesa Tsenoli.



President of South Africa

Jacob Zuma

Deputy President of South Africa

Kgalema Motlanthe

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Tina Joemat-Peterson

Arts and Culture

Paul Mashatile

Basic Education

Angie Motshekga


Dina Pule but replaced byYunus Carrim on the 9th July 2013

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Lechesa Tsenoli replaced Richard Baloyi on the 9th July 2013

Correctional Services

S'bu Ndebele

Defence and Military Veterans

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Economic Development

Ebrahim Patel


Ben Martins


Pravin Gordhan


Aaron Motsoaledi

Higher Education and Training

Blade Nzimande

Home Affairs

Naledi Pandor

Human Settlements

Connie September replaced Tokyo Sexwale on 9th July 2013

International Relations and Cooperation

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Justice and Constitutional Development

Jeff Radebe


Mildred Oliphant

Mineral Resources

Susan Shabangu


Nathi Mthethwa

Public Enterprises

Malusi Gigaba

Public Service and Administration

Lindiwe Sisulu

Public Works

Thulas Nxesi

Rural Development and Land Reform

Gugile Nkwinti

Science and Technology

Derek Hanekom

Social Development

Bathabile Dlamini

Sport and Recreation

Fikile Mbalula

State Security

Siyabonga Cwele

Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission

Trevor Manuel

Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Administration in the Presidency

Collins Chabane


Marthinus van Schalkwyk

Trade and Industry

Rob Davies


Dipuo Peters

Water and Environmental Affairs

Edna Molewa

Women, Children and People with Disabilities

Lulu Xingwana


• Timeslive,(2013). ‘Zuma announces major cabinet reshuffle’ from Timeslive, 09 July [online] Available at  ]

Last updated : 06-Jun-2014

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