Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa's Shrinking Economy Credit Negative for Govt, Banks - Moody's

Global rating agency Moody's says the contraction of SA's GDP in the first quarter is credit negative for SA's government and the country's banks.Last week Stats SA announced the economy shrank by 3.2% in the first three months of the ye...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

African Agriculture Economies 'Bright Spot' in Disappointing Global Economy

The global economy generally fell short of its forecasts, set to weaken to 2.6 percent this year, but in Sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture-dependent countries such as Benin, Rwanda, Cote d'Ivoire, and Uganda grew positively, according to t...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Ramaphosa Calls for ANC Policy Certainty, as He advocates for a Return to The NDP

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sought to thrust the National Development Plan (NDP) back into the spotlight as a blueprint to grow the economy, saying now is "not the moment to redraft policy".SA's economy shrank by 3.2% in the first thre...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Ramaphosa’s Critical Choices to Get South Africa Back on Track

South Africa’s economy is in dire straits. Unemployment has reached a 15-year high of 27.6%. And in the first quarter of this year GDP growth dropped by 3.2%. That’s the biggest quarterly drop in a decade.Considered in conjunction with t...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

President Ramaphosa Receives Report of Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza hreceived the report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture yesterday.  The panel was appointed in September 2018 to support the work of the Inter Min...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Achebe’s A Man of the People: A Prophetic Critique of ANC Presidents, Especially Ramaphosa?

“As I stood in one corner of that vast tumult waiting for the arrival of the Minister, I felt intense bitterness welling up in my mouth. Here were silly, ignorant villagers dancing themselves lame and waiting to blow off their gunpowder ...

Katlego Mereko·2 months ago

Cyril Ramaphosa Expected to Shore up Business Confidence

President Ramaphosa is expected to use this week's State of the Nation address (Sona) to shore up business confidence and outline the government's plans for embattled state-owned entities (SOEs).The Sona scheduled for Thursday will be de...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Hopes that Ramaphosa will Focus on Business

The development and empowerment of black-owned businesses and industrialists will be in the spotlight as President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday.This comes as young and emerging compan...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

#SONA2019 - Promises Made but Will the New Dawn Stand the Test of Political Will?

On 20 June President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his third state of the nation address for thi year, following the 08 May elections.  Ramaphosa sought to bring the nation and the world at large into his confidence by the laying out governm...

Musa Mdunge·2 months ago

South Africa Still Has a Long Way To Go To Settle Traditional Leadership Challenges

Twenty-five years after apartheid formally ended in South Africa, rural people are still fighting laws that entrench the former discriminatory system and limit their freedom.Recently, rural activists marched to the government’s headquart...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Ramaphosa Shows That He’s in Control. But Does He Have What it Takes to Win?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s third State of the Nation Address  was longer on statecraft and strategy than his first of the year in February, even if it disappointed some critics with the lack of implementation detail.Much o...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

South Africa: Parliament to Debate SONA

Parliamentarians will today put President Cyril Ramaphosa's first State of the Nation Address to the sixth democratic under the microscope as they debate its content at a sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.A nine-hour sitting has be...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

What the Timol Judgment Means For Ending South Africa’s Culture of Impunity

A South African court has ruled that a security policeman has to stand trial for his role in the killing of an anti-apartheid activist nearly 48 years ago. It’s a judgment that will have far-reaching implications for unresolved cases of ...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

We Would Like A Smart City, But Also A City That Is Smart, Mr President- A delayed Rant.

“I dream of a South Africa where the first entirely new city built in the democratic era rises, with skyscrapers, schools, universities, hospitals and factories” President Cyril Ramaphosa, SONA19It isn’t possible simply because the state...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

South Africa: Come Clear On Campaign Donations, Malema Challenges Ramaphosa

"Come clear" on who funded your campaign to become ANC president, EFF leader Julius Malema challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa during Tuesday's debate on the State of the Nation Address (SONA).Malema told a joint sitting of Parliament o...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Cyril Ramaphosa’s Response to SONA Debate: Quality over Quantity.

The president released his response to the State of Nation debate. Covering a wide range of issues and challenges the country faces in outlining the seven priorities of his administration, guided by the manifesto of the African National ...

Neo Sithole·about 2 months ago

Financial Liberalisation Has Necessitated a Gender-Aware Policy Reform.

In recent weeks South Africans have been overwhelmed with highly contested views on the South African Reserve Bank’s mandate. This happens post ANC lekgotla resolutions media briefing, delivered bysecretary general of the ruling party Ac...

Funzani Mtembu·about 2 months ago

South Africa: G20 Summit a Success

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday concluded his two-day working visit to Osaka, Japan, where he attended the G20 Summit which allowed for critical engagement on efforts to address major global economic challenges. The summit was att...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Spat Over E-Tolls Highlights the ANC's Lack of Coherence in Policy Message

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday issued a stern rebuke to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Gauteng Premier David Makhura following their heated exchange on social media over the contentious e-tolls saga. Mboweni and Makhura were em...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Mnangagwa-Ramaphosa in Energy Talks

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday held successful bilateral talks here with his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa, to find lasting solutions to Zimbabwe's power problems, clearing the way for officials from the tw...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Ramaphosa Named in Bosasa Report, Public Protector Confirms

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has confirmed in a letter to Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane that President Cyril Ramaphosa is implicated in her investigation into the R500,000 donation he received from Bosasa chief Gavin Wa...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Mboweni’s Plan to Save Eskom

The restructuring drive for power utility Eskom, which has been identified by government as the biggest threat to economic growth and stability, has started in earnest, with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni hinting that the process would in...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

The Battles of South Africa’s Public Protector: Why The Law Must Win

In the book of Esther, the Bible tells a story from the 5th century BCE, when the Jews were in exile in Persia. The Persian king, Ahasuerus, had installed a Jewish woman, Esther, as his queen at the time that one of the king’s ministers ...

Cathleen Powell·4 days ago

Turning Ramaphosa’s Growth and Jobs Promises Into Reality

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first State of the Nation Address after the election was received with some scepticism. Some of his political opponents questioned his dreams and urged him to face reality. Sceptics aside, the president made c...

Vuslat Bayoglu·28 days ago

South Africa's Unemployment Rate Jumps to 29%, the Worst Since 2008

SA's official unemployment rate jumped to 29% in the second quarter of the year, the highest jobless rate since the start of 2008. The unemployment figures were published by Stats SA on Tuesday morning. The country's unemployment rate wa...

Joburg Post·21 days ago

Land Reform Panel's Final Report to Be Released on Sunday - Mthembu

A report by a panel of experts appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to make recommendations to government on its policy direction on land reform is complete and will be released in due course, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu...

Joburg Post·25 days ago

Ramaphosa Should Focus on Inequality Rather Than Squeezing Poor People

South Africans are still to see what the new dawn promised by its President Cyril Ramaphosa will bring, or if it will even break. Long jail sentences for those that have looted the country would be a good thing. But it’s not yet clear if...

David Dickinson·25 days ago

Ramaphosa Dares His Opponents to Remove Him

President Cyril Ramaphosa has dared his opponents within the ANC to try removing him at the National General Council (NGC) next year, according to a report on Sunday. As the National Executive Committee meeting kicked off this weekend, R...

Joburg Post·22 days ago

African Education System Not Aligned to Economic Needs - Ramaphosa

African economies are unable to absorb a significant proportion of young people because the education system is not aligned to needs, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. In a speech prepared for delivery at the Associ...

Joburg Post·21 days ago

Why New South African Law Won’t End the Toxic Mix of Money and Politics

The grip of money on South African politics may be so tight that it could be impossible to govern – or seek to govern – unless you are beholden to private money. Can a new law change that? The Political Party Funding Act was signed into ...

Steven Friedman·14 days ago

South Africa’s Finances Are In Bad Shape. It’s Running Out of Time to Fix Them

South Africa’s public finances are in a perilous state. There are four main reasons for this. First, economic growth is low or non-existent. Second, tax revenue collection is repeatedly below forecasts. Third, debt levels have risen rapi...

Joburg Post·13 days ago

How The CR17 Campaign Funds Were Channelled

A group of politicians, campaign managers and strategists earned millions for their roles in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful ANC presidential campaign, with some having been on the CR17 payroll for the 12 months leading up to the ...

Joburg Post·8 days ago