President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced his Cabinet and reduced the number of ministries from 36 to 28.
New ministers were officially sworn in on Thursday at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.
The youngest minister in Ramaphosa's Cabinet is Ronald Lamola who took his oath of office as justice and correctional services minister.
Nickolaus Bauer on the Xolani Gwala Show chats to the newly-appointed minister on his position.
We have to build on the vision of creating a nonsexist, nonracial and a just justice system which we will all have access too. We also need to transform correctional services so that we can rehabilitate prisoners.— Ronald Lamola, Minister - Justice and Correctional Services
He adds that it is an enormous task bestowed on him, and with the support of all South Africans, the department's credibility can be restored.
We have an urgent issue that we must attend to, and that is the proliferation of drugs in our townships and urban areas in the country. We have to make sure that there is a collaboration by everyone to clean up the scourge in South Africa.— Ronald Lamola, Minister - Justice and Correctional Services
He says his department will ensure that everyone is equal in front of the law.
The Constitution must hold everyone, and the Constitution must be what binds us as a society. It must be what enables us to create a community free of corruption and crime so we can be able to rebuild our economy.— Ronald Lamola, Minister - Justice and Correctional Services
Listen below to the full interview: