The M&G Cabinet report card has become a respected barometer of government performance. These are the scores that are the most accurate, which also appear in the M&G end of year edition for 2016.
Scoring the Cabinet ministers every year is a tradition at the Mail & Guardian.
It has been a tumultuous year in South African politics. A cyclone raged around the president, and the finance minister was subjected to a storm of questions and accusations. Other ministers rushed to help the Guptas get their bank accounts back, while the national broadcaster fell apart. Did the Cabinet rise to the occasion? How many actually did their ministerial jobs?
We examine all the ministers’ records for 2016 and grade them on their achievements or lack thereof.
The report cards were compiled by:
Pauli van Wyk
Drawings: John McCann