Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)
Chapter 5 : The President and National Executive
|(1)||The Cabinet consists of the President, as head of the Cabinet, a Deputy President and Ministers.|
|(2)||The President appoints the Deputy President and Ministers, assigns their powers and functions, and may dismiss them.|
|(a)||must select the Deputy President from among the members of the National Assembly;|
|(b)||may select any number of Ministers from among the members of the Assembly; and|
|(c)||may select no more than two Ministers from outside the Assembly.|
|(4)||The President must appoint a member of the Cabinet to be the leader of government business in the National Assembly.|
(5) The Deputy President must assist the President in the execution of the functions of government.
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