The announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to include former Cape Town mayor and now GOOD Party leader Patricia de Lille in his Cabinet, has been widely welcomed on social media.
On Wednesday night, during his Cabinet announcement, Ramaphosa told the nation that De Lille would now be the Minister in the Department of Public Works.
De Lille trended on Twitter since the announcement and continued to trend on Thursday morning.
Social media users also took the opportunity to congratulate Ramaphosa for not including former ministers like Bathabile Dlamini in his new Cabinet.
Aunty Pat is a living testimony, that you should never let people sleep on you. Or even conform you to the concept “A half loaf of bread is better than nothing”
— Nkosinathi Vanda (@Nkosinathivanda) May 30, 2019
— Gladiator (@abongilem) May 29, 2019
— Zukiswa Williams (@ZukiswaWilliam) May 30, 2019
Below is a list of ministers who would not be returning to Cabinet.
Jeff Radebe who was the Minister of Energy
Nomvula Mokonyane who was the Minister of Environmental affairs
Siyabonga Cwele who was the Minister of Home Affairs
Nomaindia Mfeketo who was the Minister of Human settlements
Michael Masutha who was the Minister of Justice and correctional
Mildred Oliphant who was the Minister of Labour
Susan Shabangu who was the Minister of Social development
Mmamoloko Kubayi Science and technology
Dipuo Letsatsi-Dube who was the Minister of State Security
Tokozile Xasa who was the Minister of Sport, Recreation
Derek Hanekom who was the Minister of Tourism
Rob Davies who was the Minister of Trade and Industry
Gugile Nkwinti who was the Minister of Water and Sanitation
Bathabile Dlamini who was the Minister of Women