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Sports minister-elect Gayton McKenzie vows to donate 100% of his salary

“I’ll be donating 100% of my salary to the Joslin Smith Foundation for missing children,” McKenzie tells SABC News.

Six-year-old Joslin Smith, from Diazville in Saldanha Bay, is missing. She was last seen on 19 February 2024 while in the care of her mother’s boyfriend.

Gayton McKenzie. Image: Facebook via Gayton McKenzie

Minister-elect of Sport, Arts and Culture Gayton McKenzie tells SABC News that he intends to prioritise and put funding behind it car spinning and drag racing.

“All kids love racing. This is part of motorsport.

“I’m going to regulate it and have ambulances on site,” says McKenzie


Newly appointed members of the national executive, which the include the deputy president, ministers and their deputies, are being sworn in at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Wednesday, with Chief Justice Raymond Zondo set to preside over the ceremony.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who took his oath of office two weeks ago at the Union Buildings, announced his national executive on Sunday, 30 June, after days of negotiations with political parties constituting the so-called government of national unity (GNU).

South Africa’s largest-ever national executive

Ramaphosa’s executive is the largest South Africa has ever had – 32 Cabinet ministers and 43 deputy ministers – and it includes members from the ANC, Democratic Alliance, Inkatha Freedom Party, Patriotic Alliance, Freedom Front Plus, Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, Al Jama-ah and Good party.

WATCH SWEARING IN OF DEPUTY PRESIDENT, MINISTER AND DEPUTIES

In the sixth administration, Cabinet had only 30 ministers and the number has now grown to 32. As a result, the number of the members in the national executive has also increased as some ministers have two deputies.

Notably, the ministries of electricity and energy have been merged, and a separate ministry of mineral and petroleum resources will be established.

Likewise, the ministry of agriculture has been separated from the ministry of land reform and rural development.

In addition, the ministry of higher education will be separated from the ministry of science, technology and innovation, and the ministry of justice and constitutional development has also been separated from the ministry of correctional services.

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