South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has introduced a new cupboard in which, for the very first time in the country’s record, half of all ministers are girls.
Mr Ramaphosa, whose African Nationwide Congress party received a general election earlier this thirty day period, has slimmed down what he named a bloated cupboard from 36 to 28 ministers.
He appears to have taken out individuals who have been implicated in alleged corruption or so-known as “point out capture”, reports South Afirca’s Moments Live internet site.
Mr Ramaphosa has pledged to root out corruption, but correspondents say eyebrows have been raised that he retained Deputy President David Mabuza.
Mr Mabuza, a near ally of former President Jacob Zuma, denies allegations of involvement in political killings and unlawful tenders.
In one more unpredicted shift, Mr Ramaphosa has appointed the veteran opposition politician, Patricia de Lille, as minister of infrastructure growth.