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South Africa's Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet consists of Members of the National Assembly who scrutinise their corresponding office holders in the executive branch of government and develop alternative policies for their respective portfolios. The Democratic Alliance retained their position as official opposition following the 2009 general elections and announced their shadow cabinet on May 15.
The Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet is led by Athol Trollip, the Democratic Alliance's parliamentary leader. Trollip represents party leader Helen Zille, who is at present Premier of the Western Cape. The Shadow Cabinet includes the Democratic Alliance's Federal Executive Chairperson James Selfe, former President of AgriSA Lourie Bosman, CODESA negotiator Dene Smuts, along with former Fulbright Scholars Sej Motau and Wilmot James, former Rhodes Scholar Gareth Morgan and Harvard Mason Fellow David Maynier.
Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet Team
Member Shadow Portfolio Athol Trollip Parliamentary Leader of the Democratic Alliance and Shadow Minister of the Presidency Lourie Bosman Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Prof. Annelie Lotriet Shadow Minister of Arts and Culture Dr. Junita Kloppers-Lourens Shadow Minister of Basic Education Natasha Michael Shadow Minister of Communications Willem Doman Shadow Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs James Selfe Shadow Minister of Correctional Services David Maynier Shadow Minister of Defence Sej Motau Shadow Minister of Energy Dr. Dion George Shadow Minister of Finance Mike Waters Shadow Minister of Health Prof. Wilmot James Shadow Minister of Higher Education Juanita Terblanche Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Butch Steyn Shadow Minister of Human Settlements (Housing) Kenneth Mubu Shadow Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dene Smuts Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Andrew Louw Shadow Minister of Labour Hendrik Schmidt Shadow Minister of Mining Dianne Kohler Barnard Shadow Minister of Police Dr. Manie van Dyk Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises Anchen Dreyer Shadow Minister of Public Service and Administration James Masango Shadow Minister of Public Works Mpowele Swathe Shadow Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Sandy Kalyan Shadow Minister of Science and Technology Patricia Kopane Shadow Minister of Social Development Donald Lee Shadow Minister of Sport and Recreation Theo Coetzee Shadow Minister of State Security Gregory Krumbock Shadow Minister of Tourism Tim Harris Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry Stuart Farrow Shadow Minister of Transport Gareth Morgan Shadow Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Denise Robinson Shadow Minister of Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities
Additional Members in Attendance
Member Portfolio Ian Davidson Opposition Chief Whip in the National Assembly Mike Ellis Opposition Deputy Chief Whip in the National Assembly Armiston Watson Opposition Chief Whip in the National Council of Provinces Marius Swart Opposition Spokesperson on the Appropriations Committee Mark Steele Opposition Spokesperson on the Public Accounts Committee Vacant Leader's Counsellor Lindiwe Mazibuko Official Opposition National Spokesperson
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