JOHANNESBURG, A statement by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa that it is important to trim the size of Government to foster more efficient use of public funds has been lauded by various political commentators.
North West University Professor Theo Venter said Tuesday he is in support of the re-configuration of the Cabinet size which critics say had became bloated in the era of former President Jacob Zuma.
Prof Venter said he agreed with the announcement by President Ramaphosa that it was important to cut the size of the government to foster more efficient use of public funds.
Prof Venter added there are currently 35 Cabinet ministers and no less than 37 deputy ministers and that the the running of the Cabinet is estimated to cost up to 720 million Rand (about 54.2 million US dollars) per year.
He said if Cabinet could be trimmed down, it could possibly bring the number of Ministers down to below 30.
Source: NAM News Network