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List of Ministers in South Africa and Portfolio (2021)

The Executive arm of the South African government is made up of the presidency and his cabinet. President Cyril Ramaphosa has made some significant changes to his cabinet by cutting down the number of ministries from 36 to 28.

Prior to now, South Africa’s cabinet comprised of 72 people, including the president, his deputy, ministers and deputy minister. The newly formed cabinet is made up of 64 members, including the president, his deputy, 28 ministers and 34 deputies.

Having said that, we’ll be looking at the list of ministers and deputy ministers in South Africa.

List of Ministers in South Africa and Portfolio

Position Minister Deputy Minister(s)
Deputy President David Mabuza
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu Thembi Siweya
Minister in the Presidency: Women and Youth Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Hlengiwe Mkhize
Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform Thoko Didiza Sdumo Dlamini
Mcebisi Skwatsha
Basic Education Angie Motshekga Regina Mhaule
Communication and Telecommunications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams Pinky Kekan
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Parks Tau
Obed Bapela
Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Thabang Makwetla
Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi Boitumelo Moloi
Finance Tito Mboweni David Masondo
Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy Maggie Sotyu
Health Zwelini Mkhize Joe Phaahla
Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande Buti Manamela
Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi Njabulo Nzuza
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu Pam Tshwete
David Mahlobo.
International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor Alvin Botes
Candith Mashego-Dlamini
Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola John Jeffery
Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa
Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe Bavelile Hlongwa
Police Bheki Cele Cassel Mathale
Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan Phumulo Masualle
Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu Sindy Chikunga
Public Works Patricia de Lille Noxolo Kiviet
Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni Rosemary Capa
Social Development Lindiwe Zulu Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu
Sports and Recreation, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethw Nocawe Mafu
State Security Ayanda Dlodlo Zizi Kodwa
Tourism Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane Fish Mahlalela
Trade and Industry and Economic Development Ebrahim Patel Fikile Majola
Nomalungelo Gina
Transport Fikile Mbalula Dikeledi Magadzi
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