President Jacob Zuma has the pleasure to announce two new Ministerial appointments in his Cabinet.

The changes are as follows:

Ms Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Science and Technology, has been appointed as Minister of Home Affairs.
Mr Derek Hanekom, the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology takes over as Minister of Science and Technology.

"I congratulate Ms Pandor and Mr Hanekom on their appointments. They have distinguished themselves in their current portfolios and I am confident that they will do exceptionally well in their new responsibilities as well. I wish them all the best,” President Zuma said.

The Minister of Science and Technology will be sworn in at the Union Buildings tomorrow, 4 October 2012, at 15h00.

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