A politically inspired reshuffle, security orientated, or one driven by the urgency of economic reform is difficult to discern in the eclectic mix of new appointments and changes in the cabinet. A mid-course correction is always welcome in times of turbulence. It can signify a leader’s confidence and ability to grasp the nettle and take new bold steps.

Such a change is necessary today as SA has been buffeted by multiple storms, including a prolonged economic decline compounded by a severe pandemic, violent unrest, and decline in ethical leadership in government that has seen the loot of the public purse and impropriety of leading public officials at a time when the country has been writhing from the Covid-19 pandemic. The debilitating factional battles within the ANC have persisted in ways that at times undermine sound governance...

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