MOKONYANE, THE NEW COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER IN THE HEADLINES FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

February 27, 2018, The Media Online

But while the president swept aside 10 of the so-called Gupta ministers, many of those held to be inept and incompetent are still in cabinet. They’ve lost power, but they are still in cabinet.

But Mokonyane has been appointed minister of communications, the minister in charge of ensuring we meet another digital migration deadline in 2019 (and let’s be realistic, 2019 is an election year, which means certain ministers will be more about campaigning than actually delivering on their mandates).

William Bird, executive director of Media Monitoring Africa, points out that Mokonyane is the fourth minister of communications in less than 12 months.

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