But ... !
The appointment has been closely watched. With the country in recession, the president has come under pressure from unions to loosen monetary policy, and focus more on job creation.
But, for now, Mr Zuma seems to be resisting such calls.
"She's not new... let nobody wonder what's going to happen. She was there when the policy was made, so there's nothing really new," he said.
... it seems he has more economic nous than the saviour of the world, Gorgon Brownshirt and his badger-browed puppet, Alasthefuckwit Dork-king.
Jesus. When a fucking mentalist lunatic communist dictator from the third world shows more common sense than the Prime Minister of the UK, you know you are fucked.