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Vol 64 No 6

Published 16th March 2023

South Africa

Vote-getters and loyalists predominate

The President's reshuffle prioritises next year's elections instead of addressing the economy, infrastructure and electricity emergency

After serial delays and great expectations, President Cyril Ramaphosa brought in 10 new ministers for his reshuffle on 6 March with a wary eye on next year's general elections. It is a heavily political cabinet as he has tried to balance rival factions and regions in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) rather than prioritise technical capacity and competence at a time when the country's economy is shrinking dangerously.

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