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It is a policy decision by the Gnome project to disallow gui programs to run as root. See for example this answer.

Some of the system-config have a replacement in the Gnome settings, for example time-zone configuration or user and group maintenance. For others, the cockpit package could be a valid replacement.

Some of the system-config programs depend on python2.7, and as python2.7 is about to be retired, the system-config programs either needs to be converted to python3 or they will disappear. system-config-date, for example, is already dead.