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:

Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastructure Development

Chair: Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform
Deputy Chair: Minister of Science and Technology

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Economic Development
Energy
Environmental Affairs
Finance
Higher Education and Training
Human Settlements
Labour
Mineral Resources
Public Enterprises
Public Works
Rural Development and Land Reform
Science and Technology
Small Business Development
Telecommunications and Postal Services
The Presidency: Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
Tourism
Transport
Water and Sanitation

Governance and Administration

Chair: Minister of Home Affairs
Deputy Chair: Minister of Public Service and Administration

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Home Affairs
Justice and Constitutional Development
Finance
Public Service and Administration
Communications
The Presidency: Planning, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
 

Social Protection, Community and Human Development

Chair: Minister of Social Development
Deputy Chair: Minister of Basic Education

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Arts and Culture
Basic Education
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Health
Higher Education and Training
Human Settlements
Labour
Public Works
Rural Development and Land Reform
Science and Technology 
Social Development
Sport and Recreation
Transport
Water and Sanitation
Women

International Cooperation, Trade and Security

Chair: Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
Deputy Chair: Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Defence and Military Veterans
Energy
Finance
State Security Agency
Trade and Industry
Tourism
Telecommunications and Postal Services

Justice, Crime Prevention and Security

Chair: Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Deputy Chair: Minister of Police

Correctional Services
Defence and Military Veterans
Justice and Constitutional Development
Home Affairs
Police
State Security