Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
n Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Tina Joemat-Peterson
Former MEC for agriculture in Northern Cape, generally credited for establishing the National Institute for Higher Education there - the first of its kind.
She is also a member of the ANC national working committee.
n Minister of Arts and Culture - Lulu Xingwana
Former Gauteng premier Paul Mashatile has been appointed deputy minister .
n Minister of Basic Education - Angie Motshekga
Former Gauteng education MEC is also a member of the ANC national working committee. The uncompromising Zuma ally is also chairperson of the ANC women's league.
n Minister of Communications - Siphiwe Nyanda
Former commander of the South African National Defence Force is a proud supporter of Zuma and comes from the ANC national working committee.
Nyanda was also part of an ANC committee that investigated the arms deal.
n Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs - Sicelo Shiceka
One of four names submitted by the ANC Youth League to Zuma in its quest to get a "generational mix" in the cabinet.
When ministers loyal to Mbeki resigned from cabinet after his recall from office, Shiceka was appointed Provincial and Local Government Minister.
His immediate task in office was to resolve various conflicts stemming from the controversial cross boundary municipal laws that sparked violence in Khutsong and Matatiele.
He has gained valuable experience in Parliament, having been a member of various parliamentary committees including the constitutional review committee, select committee on land and environmental affairs, select committee on security and constitutional affairs, joint standing committee on defence, and the select committee on public service.
n Minister of Correctional Services - Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Former Minister of Home Affairs changed colours on the eve of the ANC Polokwane conference and is credited with shifting the support of the ANC Women's League from Thabo Mbeki to Zuma when she was president of the ANC Women's League.
n Minister of Defence and Military Veterans - Lindiwe Sisulu
An experienced minister, having served as Deputy Minister of Defence, Minister of Intelligence and Minister of Housing.
ANC faithfuls have complained that the Sisulu family was not treated with the seniority it deserved during the Mbeki era.
Max Sisulu, the son of ANC stalwarts Walter and Albertina Sisulu, is the new speaker of parliament.
n Minister of Economic Development - Ebrahim Patel
General secretary of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
n Minister of Energy - Dipuo Peters
Former premier of the Northern Cape.
n Minister of Finance - Pravin Gordhan
With former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel and Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni, Gordhan is part of a trio appointed by former president Nelson Mandela in 1996 to manage the country's economy.
The Sars commissioner is credited with turning the revenue services around and played a key role in improving tax revenue collection over the past decade.
There are already fears that a "Natal cabal" will emerge in the Jacob Zuma cabinet but the new minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan is not expected to be part of it.
His deputy, Nhlanhla Nene, is the former chairman of parliament's portfolio committee on finance, who shot to fame when he fell off a chair during a live SABC television interview.
n Minister of Health - Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
Former Limpopo MEC for education and former MEC for agriculture, land and environment.
n Minister of Higher Education and Training - Blade Nzimande
Long-time general secretary of the South African Communist Party.
Another deployee from the ANC national working committee.
n Minister of Home Affairs - Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Zuma's former wife and former Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Her deputy is former ANC Youth League president Malusi Gigaba, who was also recommended by the ANC Youth League to Zuma.
n Minister of Human Settlements - Tokyo Sexwale
The mining magnate threw in his lot with Zuma on the eve of the ANC elective conference in Limpopo and his star has been rising ever since.
n Minister of International Relations and Cooperation - Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Another deployee from the ANC national working committee.
She has two deputies - Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim and Sue van der Merwe.
n Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development - Jeff Radebe
ANC chief of policy is also the former Minister of Transport.
n Minister of Mining - Susan Shabangu
Former Deputy Minister of Safety and Security and member of the ANC's national disciplinary committee and its national working committee.
n Minister of Police - Nathi Mthethwa
Both Mthethwa and his deputy, former ANC Youth League president Fikile Mbalula, were recommended by the league.
Mbalula is credited for the ANC's successful election strategy as the party's chief of campaigns and organisational affairs.
n Minister of Public Enterprises - Barbara Hogan
Former Minister of Health who shocked many when she criticised former president Kgalema Motlanthe's government when it barred the Dalai Lama from attending a peace conference in South Africa.
Her deputy is veteran ANC activist Enoch Godongwane who is also part of the ANC strategic committee on finance.
n Minister of the Public Service and Administration - Richard Baloyi
Long-serving MP who has been in Parliament since 1999 and has served on Parliament's portfolio committee for the public service and administration.
n Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform - Gugile Nkwinti
The ANC has put its planned massive rural development projects on the shoulders of former Eastern Cape housing and local government MEC.
His deputy is Joe Phaahla, the former director-general for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup government unit.
n Minister of State Security - Siyabonga Cwele
Former minister of Intelligence, who also chaired Parliament's portfolio committee on intelligence for many years.
He recently made headlines for the wrong reason when his wife was implicated in an international drug trafficking scam between South Africa and Brazil.
n Minister in The Presidency (1) National Planning Commission - Trevor Manuel
Popular former Minister of Finance.
n Minister in The Presidency (2) Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and Administration in the Presidency - Collins Chabane
Heads the ANC transition team which helped Zuma decided on the structure of government and which ministries to split or rename.
n Minister of Transport - Sbusiso Joel Ndebele
Former premier of KwaZulu-Natal is known to have excelled as provincial MEC for transport.
Ndebele and his deputy, Jeremy Cronin, are expected to drive some of the country's major infrastructure development programmes.