Cabinet balanced and well equipped
The administration of President Cyril Ramaphosa has a tremendous task at hand, which is to deliver to the nation and redress the imbalances of the past.
The announcement of the cabinet was an emotional moment for the nation after the ruling party managed to retain power by winning the 2019 general elections. Ramaphosa's team is expected to provide excellent service, which will be beneficial to the nation.
The deployment of FeesMustFall movement leaders to parliament and to provincial legislatures is an indication that the government recognises the role of the youth in the country; and those activists must not disappoint and should ensure that issues affecting youngsters are addressed.
Also, reducing cabinet from 36 to 28 ministers and merging certain departments will decrease government spending and save taxpayers' money.
The appointment of former deputy president of the ANC Youth League Ronald Lamola was warmly welcomed by the country in general. Lamola's educational background and his experience in the legal sector perfectly match his current portfolio as minister of justice and correctional services.
The cabinet is also gender-balanced. Women are much part of the country's population, so it was a wise decision to appoint them to senior positions like ministers and deputy ministers in their numbers.
Sizile W Mnisi, Mbombela, Mpumalanga
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