DA announces shadow cabinet

Mmusi Maimane has announced the DA’s new Shadow Cabinet.

This diverse group of MPs – comprising of talented South Africans from all walks of life – will hold national government accountable for the exercise of their powers, while putting forward fresh ideas and credible alternatives to the plans and policies of national government.

Ministry Shadow Minister Shadow Deputy Minister
The Minister in the Presidency Solly Malatsi Ghaleb Cachalia
The Ministry in the Presidency: Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Luyolo Mphithi Nazley Sharif
The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services Adv. Glynnis Breytenbach Werner Horn
The Ministry of Public Service and Administration Leon Schreiber Michelle Clarke
The Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans Kobus Marais Maliyakhe Shelembe
The Ministry of Home Affairs Joe McGluwa Angel Khanyile
The Ministry of State Security Dianne Kohler Barnard Dr Mimmy Gondwe
The Ministry of Police Andrew Whitfield Okkie Terblanche
The Ministry of Trade and Industry Dean Macpherson Mathew Cuthbert
The Ministry of Finance Geordin Hill-Lewis Dr Dion George
The Ministry of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Annette Steyn Thandeka Mbabama
The Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Leon Basson Emma Powell
The Ministry of Basic Education Nomsa Marchesi Desiree van der Walt
The Ministry of Health Siviwe Gwarube Lindy Wilson
The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation Darren Bergman Mergan Chetty
The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology Prof. Belinda Bozzoli Baxolile Nodada
The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries James Lorimer Hannah Winkler
The Ministry of Transport Chris Hunsinger Thami Mabhena
The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy Kevin Mileham Cheryl Phillips
The Ministry of Social Development Bridget Masango Thandi Mpambo – Sibukhwane
The Ministry of Public Enterprises Natasha Mazzone Erik Marais
The Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture Tsepo Mhlongo Veronica Van Dyk
The Ministry of Employment and Labour Dr Michael Cardo Michael Bagraim
The Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia Kopane Samantha Graham
The Ministry of Small Business Development Zakhele Mbhele Henro Kruger
The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Haniff Hoosen Cilliers Brink
The Ministry of Communications and Telecommunications Phumzile Van Damme Cameron Mackenzie
The Ministry of Tourism Manny De Freitas Hlanganani Gumbi
SCOPA Alf Lees Benedicta Van Minnen
SCOAG Phillip De Lange Eleanore Bouw-Spies
Appropriations Denis Joseph Ashor Sarupen

This Shadow Cabinet will officially meet every fortnight. The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss the upcoming legislative agenda; to deliberate on new policies, debates, and motions; and to table any other matters.

I am confident that our Shadow Cabinet possesses the requisite skills, experience and expertise to bring forward innovative alternatives to move our country forward. Comprising of youth and experience, academics and activists, orators and operators – I am proud to lead this Shadow Cabinet.

We are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work in furthering the cause of democracy and fighting for a future South Africa that belongs to all.

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