Zuma shuffles Cabinet clusters

Jacob Zuma has shuffled his Cabinet clusters to improve coordination & help sharpen service delivery.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma has shuffled his Cabinet clusters.

The Presidency says this is to help improve government coordination and help sharpen service delivery.

The president last month reconfigured his Cabinet, splitting some ministries and creating new ones.

The changes reduce the number of clusters from seven to five and create a super cluster of 22 ministries that will drive infrastructure development, the economy and employment.

It includes the new Ministry of Small Business Development.

Also merged are the clusters overseeing the delivery of health, education, social grants and human settlements.

Telecommunications falls under the renamed international cooperation, trade and security cluster, which is chaired by former state security minister Siyabonga Cwele, who is now the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services.

The new Ministry of Communications falls under the governance and administration cluster.