This is an analysis of the author based on analysis the Financial Budget.
Ministers may be considered as being equal especially in salary and benefits, but some hold more power and influence more than others.
The budget allocated to the department also serves as proof to show how powerful a certain minister has.
We have some ministers holding annual budget which is in billions and certain ministers holding annual budget at millions.
The 5 most powerful ministers are:
• Minister of Finance- Enoch Godongwana
• Minister of Basic Education- Angie Motshekga
• Minister of Social Development- Lindiwe Zulu
• Minister of Health- Dr Joe Phaahla
• Minister of Police- Gen Bheki Cele
The above ministers are considered as powerful to the magnitude of their departments as well as the budget which has been allocated to their departments.
Minister of Finance- Enoch Godonngwana
Godongwana is a returner to the cabinet who was previously in cabinet in the Mbeki-Zuma era. He has been the Finance Minister since the latest cabinet reshuffle.
What makes him the most powerful minister is the fact that as the Finance Minister, he drives and leads the budget of the entire country. He is responsible of allocating budget to all departments and government entities.
Minister of Basic Education- Angie Motshekga
The Basic Education department has a budget of R 248 Billion for 2020/2021. The powers of this minister cover over 10 000 primary and high schools across the country.
Minister of Social Development- Lindiwe Zulu
Social Development has the budget of R 309 Billion for 2020/2021. This is a powerful position which looks over all grants and social issues.
Minister of Health- Dr Joe Phaahla
With a budget of R 229.7 Billion, this department is the most important when it comes to human life. The minister makes life changing decisions.
Minister of Police- Gen Bheki Cele
Cele’s department has a budget of R 106 Billion. This looks after all issues of national security and holds power over all police personnel.
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