S. Africa's Ramaphosa adds electricity minister ahead of 2024 election



South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday appointed a new electricity minister in an effort to try to solve the worst power cuts on record in the country. He also added several other allies to his cabinet ahead of a general election next year.

Cabinet changes had been widely expected since Ramaphosa was re-elected leader of the governing African National Congress (ANC) at a party leadership contest in December, paving the way for him to run for a second term in 2024.