Cabinet Report Cards 2013: On your marks, get set ... FAIL

The M&G Cabinet report card has become a respected barometer of government performance. Published below are the scores for this year, which also appear in the M&G end of year edition.


Foreword by editor in chief

The first term of office of President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet is almost over, and this year`s report card is as much a grade for the past year as it is a measure of his administration`s five years in government. It shows that, despite a few star performers, Zuma`s executive is at best mediocre and at worst dismal. As we state in Zuma`s report card, a fish rots from the head down, and this is exactly what we have witnessed over the years: a decline in good governance and accountability that began right at the top.


A: Take a bow. You are doing an excellent job

B: Good, but room for improvement

C: You are okay

D: Get your act together

E: Do yourself and the country
a favour - resign

F: You are fired

Report cards compiled by:
Andisiwe Makinana
Charles Molele
David Macfarlane
Glynnis Underhill
Kwanele Sosibo
Lisa Steyn
Lloyd Gedye
Lynley Donnelly
Matthew Krouse
Matume Letsoalo
Mia Malan
Mmanaledi Mataboge
Nic Dawes
Nelisiwe Shamase
Niren Tolsi
Sipho Kings
Rapule Tabane
Sally Evans
Sam Sole
Stefaans Brummer

Jacob Zuma


Kgalema Motlanthe

Deputy President

Collins Chabane

Minister in the Presidency: Performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration

Aaron Motsoaledi

Minister of Health

Angie Motshekga

Minister of Basic Education

Bathabile Dlamini

Minister of Social Development

Ben Martins

Minister of Energy

Blade Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education and Training

Connie September

Minister of Human Settlements

Derek Hanekom

Minister of Science and Technology

Dipuo Peters

Minister of Transport

Ebrahim Patel

Minister of Economic Development

Edna Molewa

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs

Fikile Mbalula

Minister of Sport and Recreation

Gugile Nkwinti

Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

Jeff Radebe

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development

Lechesa Tsenoli

Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Lindiwe Sisulu

Minister of Public Service and Administration

Lulu Xingwana

Minister of Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Minister of International Relations and Co-operation

Malusi Gigaba

Minister of Public Enterprises

Marthinus Van Schalkwyk

Minister of Tourism

Mildred Oliphant

Minister of Labour

Naledi Pandor

Minister of Home Affairs

Nathi Mthethwa

Minister of Police

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

Paul Mashatile

Minister of Arts and Culture

Pravin Gordhan

Minister of Finance

Robert Davies

Minister of Trade and Industry

Sibusiso Ndebele

Minister of Correctional Services

Siyabonga Cwele

Minister of State Security

Susan Shabangu

Minister of Mineral Resources

Thulas Nxesi

Minister of Public Works

Tina Joemat-Pettersson

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Trevor Manuel

The Presidency: National Planning Commission

Yunus Carrim

Minister of Communications