President Jacob Zuma has overhauled his cabinet, moving Malusi Gigaba from his post as Minister of the Department for Home Affairs to Finance Minister. The new Minister of Home Affairs will be Hlengiwe Mkhize, who previously served as Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services.
Background: Gigaba was appointed to lead the Department of Home Affairs in 2014. In recent months, he had pushed for immigration reforms and increased workplace inspections targeting businesses that employed undocumented immigrants. He will replace Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister after Zuma fired Gordhan and other cabinet members in a major personnel shake-up.
BAL Analysis: BAL will continue to follow the proposed immigration reform in South Africa and whether it will change under new leadership in the Department of Home Affairs.
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