The BMF would like to take this opportunity to applaud the appointment of the new cabinet of the Republic of South Africa.

“The cabinet, as appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, is a steady start towards anchoring an efficient, effective and ethical public service which should in turn ensure overall transformation, inclusive economic development and address the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment “, says BMF President Andile Nomlala.

The cabinet appointment is the first step towards ensuring our quest towards an inclusive, diverse and efficient government. As argued by Nomlala, “these are the critical ingredients for good governance and this cabinet is a reflection of where we want to be headed as South Africa.” The appointment of the new cabinet by President Ramaphosa has started the restoration of much needed hope amongst South Africans. We need a government that will strive towards making South Africa better for all.

The BMF is encouraged by Ramaphosa’s assurance that he is committed to the continued reorientation of government, which essentially means smaller cabinets from now on and the scaling down of Ministers from 36 to 28 is indeed a true reflection of the commitment and it shows that President Ramaphosa takes the reduction of government expenditure seriously.   

“We as the BMF are also pleased that 50 percent of the executive are now women, which is a first for South Africa. The notable representation of women and significant number of young ministers in the cabinet is in line with not only the BMF’s principles on gender equity, but also South Africa’s vision of creating a socially, economically and politically equal society for men and women, young and old. We also commend the female representation of females in the executive which is far stronger than in many other countries”, Nomlala continues.

 “The BMF will continue to avail itself in the creation of the ‘new dawn’ that truly encompasses Batho Pele principles. We acknowledge that government alone cannot ensure a people-oriented government that truly serves its people. We are keen to work with the new cabinet, particularly the Ministries of Economic Development, Higher Education and Training combined with Science and Technology, and Small Business Development, Nomlala concludes”.  

The BMF would like to wish all the newly appointed Ministers great success in their future.

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About the Black Management Forum

The Black Management Forum (the BMF) has been in existence for 43 years. It is a thought-leadership organisation with the main purpose of influencing socio-economic transformation in our country, in pursuit of socio-economic justice, fairness and equity. The BMF stands for the development and empowerment of managerial leadership and the creation of managerial structures and processes that reflect the demographics and values of the wider society.

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