South African Prez Ramaphosa announces trimmed-down Cabinet that is 50% women

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Ramaphosa, 66, led the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party to victory in elections earlier this month with a majority of 57.

5 per cent, the smallest since the party came to power 25 years ago. "In the election of the 8th of May, South Africans provided this administration with a clear mandate to accelerate inclusive economic growth, act with greater urgency to tackle poverty, improve government services, fight corruption and end state capture," Ramaphosa said in a nationally-televised broadcast to announce the appointments.

"If we are to give effect to this mandate, we need a capable, efficient and ethical government," he said on Wednesday.

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