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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Ferial Haffajee.]

The three Cabinet ministers who symbolise the era of State Capture are back in prominent positions on the ANC’s electoral lists — does this mean they will make the cut on to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s executive after 9 May?

Is there a link between the party’s lists and the appointment of a new Cabinet, the powerhouse structure in national government?

“None whatsoever,” says a senior ANC official who spoke to Daily Maverick on condition of anonymity. To assume an appointment based on a position on the lists is “neither a reasonable nor a legitimate expectation”, said the official.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.5% y/y in March 2019 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in March 2019 (PPI)
1.4% q/q (4th quarter of 2018)
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