While the country waits on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet announcement, there is no official indication yet as to when Gauteng premier David Makhura will announce his executive.

Makhura, who was elected as Gauteng premier last week, was set to announce his provincial executive on Tuesday, but this was postponed. The premier was said to be finalising his consultations within the governing party. Gauteng is the economic heartland of SA and was the electoral battleground in the 2019 general elections in May in which the ANC narrowly held on to governing the province with a slight majority.  Makhura’s executive will have to be in line with the resolutions taken by the ANC’s national executive committee to have 60% female representation in his provincial cabinet, given that he is a male premier. This leaves only four positions open for the men to take up, which constrains Makhura’s decision making on who to appoint. It is, however, understood that Gauteng’s departments w...

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