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What are the government clusters and which are they?

Government clusters are groupings of government departments with cross-cutting programmes.

Clusters foster an integrated approach to governance that is aimed at improving government planning, decision making and service delivery. The objective is to ensure proper coordination of all government programmes at national and provincial levels.

The main functions of the clusters are to ensure the alignment of government-wide priorities, facilitate and monitor the implementation of priority programmes and to provide a consultative platform on cross-cutting priorities and matters being taken to Cabinet.

The clusters of the Forum of South African Directors-General (FOSAD) mirror the Ministerial clusters. The FOSAD clusters provide technical support to the Ministerial Clusters.

The Director-General in the Presidency is the chairperson of FOSAD.

The Clusters and their respective coordinating ministers are as follows:

1. Economic Sectors, Investment, Employment And Infrastructure Development

1.1 Co-Chairpersons
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
Minister of Tourism

1.2 Members
Ministry of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
Ministry of Employment and Labour
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation
Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation
Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy
Ministry in the Presidency
Ministry in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Police
Ministry of Public Enterprises
Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure
Ministry of Small Business Development
Ministry of State Security
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ministry of Transport

2. Social Protection, Community and Human Development

2.1 Co-Chairpersons
Minister of Health
Minister of Basic Education.

2.2 Members
Ministry of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Ministry of Basic Education
Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
Ministry of Employment and Labour
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation
Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
Ministry in the Presidency
Ministry in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure
Ministry of Small Business Development
Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture
Ministry of Transport

3. Governance, State Capacity and Institutional Development

3.1 Co-Chairpersons
Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Minister for the Public Service and Administration.

3.2 Members
Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
Ministry in the Presidency
Ministry in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
Ministry for the Public Service and Administration
Ministry of Public Enterprises

4. Justice, Crime Prevention and Security

4.1 Co-Chairpersons
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Minister of Police.

4.2 Members
Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Home Affairs
Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation
Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
Ministry of Police
Ministry in the Presidency
Ministry in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of State Security
Ministry of Small Business Development

5. International Cooperation, Trade and Security

5.1 Co-Chairpersons
Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture
Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

5.2 Members
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans
Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation
Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services
Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy
Ministry in the Presidency
Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture
Ministry of State Security
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Trade and Industry