South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet reshuffle, making substantial changes to ministerial positions.
Ramaphosa took over, promising a new dawn for the country and pledging to be tough on corruption.
Ramaphosa while announcing the appointments in Pretoria on Monday night said, “In making these changes, I have been conscious of the need to balance continuity and stability with the need for renewal, economic recovery and accelerated transformation,”.
He kept several ministers appointed by his predecessor, but other former allies of the former president were demoted or lost their jobs.
The biggest headline is his re-appointment of Nhlanhla Nene into the finance role he was fired from in December 2015. At the time the move was widely criticised, sparking panic among investors and causing the Rand to fall to record-lows against the Dollar.