There's a joke going around about just how much the country is missing our famed former first family, the Guptas, because we'd more or less know by now who our incoming ministers are. The New Age would have long ago profiled some unknown politician from some far-off province, preaching of their virtues in whatever portfolio they've decided to place them, unbeknown to the ANC itself. Well, the family is no longer the voice of the highest office in the land and the leaks that were a theme of the previous administration seemingly are no more, especially with regard to the cabinet. For now, we can take comfort from knowing that it is going to be much smaller, so there'll be a whole lot less of the faction-pleasing antics of years past. In ushering in new energy to a government that has been stuck in a state of paralysis for perhaps the past five years, the president's most important job is choosing the people to run the country and protecting those who will be unpopular among certain se...

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