Premier Alan Winde explains changes to Western Cape Cabinet

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on Thursday announced his provincial Cabinet of MECs who will be running departments for the next five years.

There are several changes made while some individuals are still holding onto their old portfolios.

Former Speaker of the provincial legislature Sharna Fernandez is the new MEC for Social Development. Albert Fritz has been moved to Community Safety.

Tertius Simmers will take over as human settlements MEC from Bonginkosi Madikizela who's been given the transport and public works portfolio.

Former MP David Maynier is the new finance and economic opportunities MEC. Beverley Schafer who previously held the same position is now the Deputy Speaker in the Provincial Parliament.

Winde explains that he expects members to help work to better the lives of Capetonians.

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What we need to do now as the Cabinet is we need to take the manifesto and take what each of us as Cabinet members have picked up in the last few months during the campaign.

Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape Government

That is what democracy is all about, getting out there seeing and talking to people.

Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape Government

We now need to, with our heads of departments, land these into the next five years and longer-term plans.

Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape Government

Debbie Schafer remains in the education portfolio and Nomafrench Mbombo remains the province's health MEC.

Anton Bredell remains in local government and development planning, while Anroux Marais keeps her job as MEC for sport and recreation.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


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