Putting in the A team

Zukile Majova and Sapa

Zukile Majova and Sapa

President Jacob Zuma has appointed outgoing president Kgalema Motlanthe as his deputy.

Zuma has also introduced changes in the structure of government, with several departments being split and others renamed.

Announcing his cabinet yesterday, Zuma introduced the National Planning Commission - to be headed by former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

SA Revenue Service commissioner Pravin Gordhan replaces Manuel.

Health Minister Barbara Hogan was moved to public enterprises, while Aaron Motsoaledi is the new Minister of Health.

The president has split the Education Ministry into two - one for primary education and the other for higher education.

SACP secretary Blade Nzimande becomes Minister of Education responsible for higher education and former Gauteng MEC for education Angie Motshekga is the national Minister of Education responsible for basic education.

Business tycoon Tokyo Sexwale is now Minister of Human Settlements, a new name for the housing department.

Members of the ANC's powerful National Working Committee dominated the list of cabinet ministers announced yesterday.