Pulling it all together
The first interactive visualisation was done just days after the election results were released. We've had to update it a few times since following the various resignations of MPs over the past few weeks.
The second visualisation, which we're releasing today, was done following the announcement of the new Cabinet by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Below is an introduction to the visual story. You can view the full interactive version here.
Women In Parliament & Cabinet
With 30 of the 64 Cabinet members being women, the gender makeup of the Cabinet mirrors that of the National Assembly, from which it is largely drawn.
South Africa ranks among the top few countries in which women make up a significant portion of the national parliament. In the UK's House of Commons 32% of the seats are held by women, and in Australia women hold 29% of the seats. Closer to home, Rwanda's national parliament is made up of more than 60% women, while Kenya's is at the lower end with 22% women.
And now some news
Before we wrap up we have some news. We're pleased to say that Media Hack has been shortlisted in the Global Editors Networks' 2019 Data Journalism Awards. We were one of 607 global projects that entered the competition and we're finalists in the "Small Newsroom" category. The winners will be announced at the GEN Summit in Athens in June.
The two pieces we submitted for the awards focused on pit toilets in South Africa's schools and one of the projects was a collaboration with education NGO Section27.
The two pieces can be seen here: