President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet is not the lean, mean, business-oriented machine that many in business had hoped for. But it is a start.

Ramaphosa has carefully navigated the internal dynamics of the ANC and appointed a cabinet in which all its regional parts; its youth and women’s leagues; its allies in the SACP and Cosatu; its senior corps of leaders, and its main factions are all represented...

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