Bloated and useless. Will there be a little belt tightening perhaps ? We wait to see the shape of the new Cabinet, will it be materially different to the old ?
Who’s on your ‘top 10 list’ for getting the chop ?
Here’s the best suggestion that is doing the rounds – Thuli Madonsela to replace Shaun the Sheep.
Send us your wish list for the choppables. Realistically, who do you want to see put out to grass, and who put in jail?
Here’s my very amateurish take on the chopability index.
- Chop-able – Red
- Keep – Black
- Debatable – could be combined with another ministry (e.g. Rural Development and Land Reform merged with Economic Development – and all Education under one minister), or some could just be closed.
|President of South Africa||Cyril Ramaphosa|
|Deputy President of South Africa||?????|
|Minister in the Presidency||Jeff Radebe|
|Minister of Women in the Presidency||Susan Shabangu|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries||Senzeni Zokwana|
|Arts and Culture||Nathi Mthethwa|
|Basic Education – Education||Angie Motshekga|
|Co-op Gov. and Traditional Affairs||David van Rooyen|
|Defence and Military Veterans||Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula|
|Economic Development||Ebrahim Patel|
|Environmental Affairs||Edna Molewa|
|Higher Education and Training||Hlengiwe Mkhize|
|Home Affairs||Ayanda Dlodlo|
|Human Settlements||Lindiwe Sisulu|
|International Relations and Co-op||Maite Nkoana-Mashabane|
|Justice and Correctional Services||Michael Masutha|
|Mineral Resources||Mosebenzi Zwane|
|Public Enterprises||Lynne Brown|
|Public Service and Administration||Faith Muthambi|
|Public Works||Nkosinathi Nhleko|
|Rural Development and Land Reform||Gugile Nkwinti|
|Science and Technology||Naledi Pandor|
|Small Business Development||Lindiwe Zulu|
|Social Development||Bathabile Dlamini|
|Sport and Recreation||Thembelani Nxesi|
|State Security||Bongani Bongo|
|Telecomms and Postal Services||Siyabonga Cwele|
|Trade and Industry||Rob Davies|
|Water and Sanitation||Nomvula Mokonyane|
By way of comparison. Here’s a couple of other cabinet numbers around the world, but what do they know about running a country ?
- Great Britain – 21
- USA – 15
- Germany – 21
- Australia – 22
The lure of the trough.
Pay packets –
- President – who really knows what’s paid above the table, and what below?
- Deputy President – R2 825 470 p.a.
- Minister – R2 401 633 p.a.
- Deputy Minister – R1 977 795 p.a.
- State Pension – R18 000 p.a.
And by way of comparison, what are President’s around the world paid (above the table).
|Leader||Country||Salary (US$)||Salary (ZAR)||at today’s rate|
|Lee Hsien Loong||Singapore||$1.7 mill||R20 million||19,720,000|
|Barack Obama||United States||$400 000||R4.6 million||4,640,000|
|Malcolm Turnbull||Australia||$397 800||R4.6 million||4,614,480|
|Justin Trudeau||Canada||$252 000||R2.9 million||2,923,200|
|Angela Merkel||Germany||$234 400||R2.7 million||2,719,040|
|David Cameron||UK||$214 800||R2.5 million||2,491,680|
|Shinzo Abe||Japan||$202 700||R2.3 million||2,351,320|
|Francois Hollande||France||$194 300||R2.2 million||2,253,880|
|Jacob Zuma||South Africa||$188 000||R2.2 million||2,180,800|
|Vladamir Putin||Russia||$125 000||R1.5 million||1,450,000|
|Dilma Rousseff||Brazil||$120 000||R1.4 million||1,392,000|
|Pranab Mukherjee||India||$30 300||R0.4 million||351,480|
Quo Vadis BRICS?
Zuma and Rouseff represented 2 of the 5 BRICS countries. Both have been dumped under a cloud of corruption. That’s 40% of them !!!