With a sluggish growth and unemployment stubbornly high at just over 27%, the newly appointed ministers and their deputies have vowed to turn the economy around.

The over 60 national executives were sworn-in by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and his deputy Raymond Zondo at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

The reduced executive also comprised of young people with a fifty-fifty gender representation.

New faces include Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo, who said his key priority will be to work to attract investment and stimulate job creation.