This was during May 2019 – the newly elected Cyril Ramaphosa, as president has announced a historic new cabinet in which, for the first time in the country’s existence, half of all ministers are women, and one of the women is from the opposition. The South African leader appointed the veteran opposition politician Patricia de Lille, who had stood for the Good Party, as minister of infrastructure development.
Here is a full list of South Africa’s new ministers:
- Agriculture, land reform and rural development – Thiko Didiza
- Basic education – Angie Motsheggka
- Communications and telecommunications – Stella Ndabeni Abrahams
- Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs – Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma
- Defense – Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
- Environmental affairs and forestry & fisheries – Babara Creasy Maggie Sotyu
- Employment and labour – Thulas Nxese
- Health – Dr Zweli Mkhize and Joe Phaala
- Science & technology and higher education & training – Blade Nzimande
- Home affairs – Aaron Motsoalied
- Human settlements, water and sanitation – Lindiwe Sisulu
- Internal relations and cooperation – Naledi Pandor
- Correctional services – Ronald Lamola
- Mineral resources and energy – Gwede Mantashe
- Police – General Bheki Cele
- Minister within the presidency – Jackson Mthembu
- Minister for Women in the presidency – Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
- Public enterprises – Pravin Gordhan
- Public service – Senzo Mchunu
- Public works – Patricia De Lille
- Small business development – Mkhumbuzo Nchabeni
- Social development – Lindiwe Zulu
- Sports, arts & culture – Nathi Mthethwa
- State security – Ayanda Dlodlo
- Tourism – Nkhensani Kubayi
- Tradi and industry – Ibrahim Patel
- Transport – Fikile Mbalula
- Finance – Tito Mboweni
Some departments have been merged such as Trade and Industry, which was combined with Economic Development; Higher Education and Training combined with Science and Technology; Environmental Affairs combined with Forestry and Fisheries; Agriculture combined with Land Reform and Rural Development, and Mineral Resources combined with Energy. Human Settlements has been combined with Water and Sanitation while Sports and Recreation combined with Arts and Culture.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was appointed to the portfolio of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. She competed with Ramaphosa for ANC leadership in 2017.
Ministers are slated to earn R2,401,633, while Deputy Ministers are expected to cost taxpayers R1,977,795 each in the 2018/19 financial year. Deputy President David Mabuza is set to earn R2,825,470. For comparison, a normal member of the National Assembly (MP) will earn R1,106,940, while the leader of a minority party will earn R1,309,563.
Had the cabinet been kept the same (at 72 members, with 36 ministers and 34 deputies) the total cost – excluding the President – would have come to R156.5 million. The reduced cabinet will save the country R19.2 million during the financial year.
AfricaCheck reports that some of the major perks include private cars, official vehicles, accommodation, travel expenses, and other expenses.
- Private cars – Members of cabinet get 25% of their salary towards a private vehicle, its running and maintenance as well as comprehensive insurance;
- Official vehicles – Ministers (and deputy ministers) are allowed to purchase one car for official use in Pretoria as well as one in Cape Town. The value of each vehicle cannot be more than 70% of their salary;
- Accommodation – Cabinet members can live free of charge in one state-owned residence in the capital of their choice. If they want to move into a second state-owned house for official purposes they must pay a ‘market related’ rent;
- Travel – Cabinet members and their spouses may book first class tickets for official international journeys. They are also both entitled to 30 single business class flights per year within South Africa. Dependent children get six single economy class flights per year;
- Other expenses – A cabinet members’ department can pay for all “reasonable” out-of-pocket expenses (“including gratuities and reading material, but excluding alcoholic beverages not consumed with a meal”) connected with the subsistence of the members, their spouses as well as family members who need to accompany them when travelling. Slips only need to be supplied “if at all possible”.
Die lede van parlement is nie al uitgawe wat uit die staatskas kom nie – daar is baie meer wat nie saamgevoeg word nie. Daar is miljoene swartes wat huise en eienaars is, wat titelaktes in hul besit het. Hulle is nie grondloos nie.
Alles onder die “1996 grondwet” en “wettig”.
We as a small white community, included Afrikaners and Boers are not part of them. We were not part of them, never. Ramaphosa always referred to or speak of their own people (whites not included).
There was a White paper and different agreements since Codesa regarding this ethnic groups of different peoples.
They are still living on homelands (now called Trustlands) and landclaims (CPA’s) (communal lands).
THEY ARE NOT HOMELESS or LANDLESS
How can they claim they are “landless” with all those trustlands or landclaims (CPA’s)?
There were thousands of landclaims since 1994 – it is documented in various Hansards as well as court papers.
Most of (ALL) gameparks (sanpark) belong to government.
Government bought food productive 5000++ farms since 1994 with TAX money – what happened with this “land reform and productive farms”?
There are also 7.6 million blacks that have title deeds on their properties – again, they are not landless at all.
Mining projects – all mining permits came from the current government – there are more than 8000 old mines that never received any attention for rehabilitation – Land that belongs to whom? NO-MANSLAND? It is huge and also millions of hectare of land in all those above examples.
Ramaphosa’s new cabinet, mp’s and perks and traditional leaders
2019 – Members of parliament want to take ALL our pensions, the hardworking pensions and shares with “expropriation without compensation” – please note, expropriation is not about land or property rights only, it is about everything. They will take it, without compensation and then they are in the poundseats. Eventually, they will start with the “white’s” land, property, shares, income, vehicles, etc. They have already took businesses with B-BBEE since 1994 – what and who will stop them to expropriate the rest of us? If “they” put legislation in place and in line with the so-called constitution, it is legal. Keep watching your back for all the long knives. Do not be a slave of the communists, but get out this (with self-determination as people).
Parlementslede en hul pensioene – pension schemes Members of parliament
A statement in the media made on 18 June 2020 that top earning public office-bearers in Chapter Nine institutions that are pocketing more than R1.5 million a year are likely not to receive salary increases. Parliament is set to receive a recommendation from the justice and correctional portfolio committee backing the salary freeze as determined by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Parliament – Salaries 2020 – the elites
Ons as Blanke minderheidsvolk, Boere en Afrikanervolk moet onsself elkeen afvra, hoeveel verloor ons as belastingbetalers in Suid-Afrika nie . Hoeveel van ons blankes is al landuit of vermoor? Ons maak ‘n groot komponent uit van belastings, maar al ons menseregte word daagliks geskend. Nie net is dit swart bemagtiging nie, maar ons het ook geen tradisionele leiers soos swart en khoi san / gekleurdes het nie. Waarvoor en hoekom moet ons vir ander se luukshede en leiers betaal wat teen ons diskrimineer en niks van ons volk is nie. Elke volk het die reg om deur hul eie leiers regeer te word, in hul eie lande. Ons verskil eenvoudig te veel van hierdie ander etniese volke.
Salaries 2020 of Traditional leaders – South Africa
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