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Changes to DA Shadow Cabinet

03 October 2015

Following a review of the DA’s strategic priorities, and a number of vacancies that have arisen, these changes to the Shadow Cabinet will be effected as of today (new appointments in bold):


Shadow Minister

Shadow Deputy Minister

Basic Education

Gavin Davis

Desiree van der Walt


Phumzile van Damme

Veronica van Dyk

Environmental Affairs

Thomas Hadebe

Johni Edwards


Zakhele Mbhele

Marius Redelinghuys

Public  Enterprises

Natasha Mazzone

Terri Stander

Public Service & Administration

Annette Lovemore

Andricus van der Westhuizen

Public Works

Patricia Kopane

Dianne Kohler Barnard

Social Development

Bridget Masango

Lindy Wilson

The Presidency

Sej Motau

Erik Marais

I believe that these changes will greatly enhance the capacity of the Shadow Cabinet to hold government to account on the issues that matter most to the people of South Africa.

The entire Shadow Cabinet can be accessed by clicking here.

Statement issued by DA leader Mmusi Maimane, 3 October 2015