Major features were the resignation of Alwyn Schlebusch, the most senior cabinet member, the creation of a new portfolio for privatisation and the promotion of three deputy ministers.
Schlebusch's post as minister for administration and broadcasting in the president's office will be taken by Dawie de Villiers, with an added responsibility for privatization.
Three deputy ministers become ministers: Stoffel van der Merwe (now in the president's office dealing with information, broadcasting and the film industry), Kent Durr replaces De Villiers as Own Affairs budget minister, and Piet Badenhorst be comes Own Affairs health minister.
His post as deputy minister of development planning will be taken by Roelf Meyer, whose post as deputy minister of law and order will be taken by Leon Wessels.
All appointments take effect from March 31.
This article originally appeared in the Weekly Mail.