Cyril’s cabinet compromise
Ramaphosa had to pacify various factions and interest groups in putting together his first cabinet. The result is not ideal in some views – but it’s certainly a lot better than what came before
If Jacob Zuma’s cabinet appointments were marked by secrecy and unilateral decision-making, President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a decidedly different tack.
Ramaphosa’s cabinet — announced late last Wednesday — did not come together overnight, or even in a week. It followed a level of consultation not seen in the SA executive in years.