The DA's shadow cabinet - Mmusi Maimane

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The DA's new Shadow Cabinet

05 June 2014

Today, I am proud to announce the DA's new shadow cabinet. This shadow cabinet will make pragmatic legislative proposals that will tackle South Africa's problems head on, with a commitment to the creation of real jobs in South Africa.

The DA shadow cabinet will work to provide robust oversight of government but will also put alternative solutions on the table. 

We will work to fight corruption and will advocate for policies that will create jobs. Everything we do will be focused on growing the economy, and creating more jobs. 

We have assembled the best possible team to fight for the interests of all South Africans in Parliament.

We followed a rigorous interview process with individual MPs in our caucus. I have sought to place members in portfolios where they are not only fit for purpose, but are passionate about the work of their portfolios and are also fully capable of providing leadership in their respective portfolio allocations.

This team of South Africans brings together a diverse range of views and experiences that I believe will be a force for change at a time when innovative and creative policy is necessary to take South Africa forward. 

While Zuma's ANC continues to offer more of the same, we will present new solutions to poverty, unemployment and economic stagnation.

When we legislate in committee, and when we debate in the House, we will do so with the hopes and dreams of every South African in mind.

It is with this that I present to you the DA's Shadow Cabinet:


Shadow Minister

Shadow Deputy Minister

 The Minister in the Presidency

 Sejamothopo Motau

 Michael Cardo

 The Ministry of Women in the Presidency

 Denise Robinson

 Nomsa Marchesi

 The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services

 Glynnis Breytenbach (Justice)
 James Selfe (Correctional Services)

 Werner Horn

 The Ministry of Public Service and Administration

 Joe McGluwa

 Andricus van der Westhuizen

 The Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans

 David Maynier

 Shahied Esau

 The Ministry of Home Affairs

 Haniff Hoosen

 Archie Figlan

 The Ministry of Environmental Affairs

 Thomas Hadebe

 Terri Stander

 The Ministry of State Security

 Dirk Stubbe

 David Maynier

 The Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services

 Marian Shinn

 Cameron Mackenzie

 The Ministry of Police

 Dianne Kohler Barnard

 Zakhele Mbhele

 The Ministry of Trade and Industry

 Geordin Hill-Lewis

 Dean Macpherson

 The Ministry of Finance

 Dr Dion George

 David Ross

 The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

 Annette Steyn

 Zelda Jongbloed

 The Ministry of Water and Sanitation

 Nosimo Balindlela

 Leon Basson

 The Ministry of Basic Education

 Annette Lovemore

 Desiree van der Walt

 The Ministry of Health

 Dr Wilmot James

 Heinrich Volmink

 The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation

 Stevens Mokgalapa

 Sandy Kalyan

 The Ministry of Rural Development and Land Reform

 Thomas Walters

 Tsepo Mhlongo

 The Ministry of Higher Education and Training

 Belinda Bozzoli       

 Yusuf Cassim

 The Ministry of Economic Development

 Kobus Marais

 Patrick Atkinson

 The Ministry of Transport

 Manny de Freitas

 Chris Hunsinger

 The Ministry of Mineral Resources

 James Lorimer

 Hendrik Schmidt

 The Ministry of Social Development

 Patricia Kopane

 Lindy Wilson

 The Ministry of Public Enterprises

 Natasha Michael

 Erik Marais

 The Ministry of Sport and Recreation

 Solomon Malatsi

 Darren Bergman

 The Ministry of Labour

 Ian Ollis

 Michael Bagraim

 The Ministry of Arts and Culture

 Winston Rabotapi

 Dr Allen Grootboom

 The Ministry of Public Works

 Kenneth Mubu

 James Masango

 The Ministry of Small Business Development

 Toby Chance

 Henro Kruger

 The Ministry of Energy

 Lance Greyling

 Gordon Mackay

 The Ministry of Science and Technology

 Annelie Lotriet

 Juanita Terblanche

 The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

 Kevin Mileham

 Nqaba Bhanga

 The Ministry of Communications

 Gavin Davis

 Veronica van Dyk

 The Ministry of Human Settlements

 Makashule Gana

 Thandeka Gqada

 The Ministry of Tourism

 James Vos

 Greg Krumbock


 Alf Lees

 Alan McLoughlin      


 Alan McLoughlin


Our Constitutional mandate is clear. We will exercise rigorous oversight at all times, and will fight to create more opportunities for more people. 

We will use our presence in Parliament to continue improving the lives of all South Africans. 

Statement issued by Mmusi Maimane, DA Parliamentary Leader, June 5 2014

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