President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation that will lay the foundation for the structure of government departments in the new administration.
The Presidency on Thursday said the proclamation will establish or abolish national departments, as well as designate such departments and their heads.
It follows the announcement of new portfolios of ministers that the President made on 25 May 2014.
The departments are as follows:
Department of Small Business Development (new department)
Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, which will replace the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
Department of Water and Sanitation, which will replace the Department of Water Affairs.
Department of Women, which will replace the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities. Department of Communications, which will replace the Government Communications and Information Service (GCIS)
Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services
President Zuma will, as a next step, transfer the administration of legislation, powers and functions to the relevant ministers, in terms of section 97 of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996.
Source : SAnews.gov.za