SOUTH AFRICA GETS MORE FEMALE MINISTERS IN COUNTRY’S HISTORY

In News 2019-05-30 14:51:18
SOUTH AFRICA GETS MORE FEMALE MINISTERS IN COUNTRY’S HISTORY
SOUTH AFRICA GETS MORE FEMALE MINISTERS IN COUNTRY’S HISTORY

Cyril Ramaphosa President of South Africa has announced a new cabinet.

 

Half of all the ministers are women, a move happening for the first time in the country’s history.

 

The decision according to President Ramaphosa, was made to create a line of leaders that would advance the country’s future, adding that the downsizing in the number of cabinet members was an effort to “downscale” the government that he regards as “bloated”. 

 

“For the first time in the history of our country, half of all the ministers are women” said  Ramaphosa in at a apress conference.

 

In another expected move, one of the women is from the opposition.

 

Ramaphosa was re-elected for a second term after his party, The African National congress (ANC), won the majority of the vote in the general elections back in May.