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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years 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·almost 2 years ago

The Dates For The Appearance Of President Ramaphosa At The Zondo Commission Have Been Changed.

The Zondo state capture commission has postponed the appearance of President Cyril Ramaphosa from the 22 and 23 April to the 13 and 14 May. However, The President will still testify on the 28 and 29 April. This month Ramaphosa would be...

Phumzile Mavimbela·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·over 1 year 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·over 1 year 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·over 1 year 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·over 1 year 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·over 1 year 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·over 1 year 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·over 1 year 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·over 1 year 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·over 1 year 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·over 1 year 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·almost 2 years ago

From The President's Desk

Dear Fellow South African, The United Nations will this week begin the 75th session of its General Assembly, where the nations of the world gather to seek collective solutions to global challenges. In any other year, heads of sta...

Honorable Cyril Ramaphosa ·7 months ago

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation showcases the impact of partnerships in creating social change.

The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation hosted a webinar discussion on 22 October titled ‘Impact through Partnership, in the webinar they also launched the 15th iteration of their impact report.

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed a Joint Sitting of Parliament on South Africa's Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan.

Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed a Joint Sitting of Parliament on South Africa's Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan on Thursday. In his opening Ramaphosa qiuckly highlighted that different from the State of the Nati...

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

The Ramaphosa Doctrine That Falls Short.

On 15 October 2020, Preside Cyril Ramaphosa announced the South African government’s long-awaited economic rescue plan in Parliament. The plan which is expected to support much-needed economic reforms and provide economic stimulus in t...

Musa Mdunge·6 months ago

Ramaphosa Addresses The First-Ever National Taxi Lekgotla

Kwazulu Natal saw its first ever general legotla. Kwazulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Bheki Ntuli said this Provincial Taxi Lekgotla could not have come at a better time as we are all seized with the issue of pr...

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

Success Not Final, Failure Not Fatal: Tito Mboweni’s Fiscal Goliath

On 28 October 2020, the Minister of finance, Tito Mboweni delivered the medium-term budget statement that lays out the country’s fiscal framework for the next 3 years and provides a readjustment to government expenditure, revenue, and...

Musa Mdunge ·6 months ago

From The desk of the President

This week, we will be hosting the third South Africa Investment Conference.Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will be held in a vastly different and immensely more challenging environment than last year. ...

Cyril Ramaphosa ·5 months ago

President Ramaphosa addresses 12th BRICS Leaders' Summit.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the 12th BRICS leaders Summit hosted virtually under the theme, Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth. He said the founding of BRICS has stood as a testament to the ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·5 months ago

Ramaphosa’s Magashule Headache: The Ace May Trump The King

On 17 November 2020, I attended a virtual church leadership meeting in which one of the leaders raised an issue of two centres of power. My political animal instinct jumped up with joy as the thought of the Botha-de Klerk; the Mbeki-Zuma...

Musa Mdunge ·5 months ago

From The President's Desk

It is nearly three decades since the UN first initiated the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. It runs from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, t...

President Cyril Ramaphosa ·5 months ago

Ramaphosa To Face First Motion of No Confidence Next Week

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to face the first motion of no confidence in his leadership in Parliament next week. The motion was filed by African Transformation Movement (ATM) earlier this year before lockdown began. ATM threatened ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·5 months ago

From The Desk of The President

As we continue our efforts to manage the devastating coronavirus pandemic, we cannot ignore the other public health challenges that our country faces. For more than three decades, our country has been engaged in an ongoing struggle a...

Honorable Cyril Ramaphosa ·5 months ago

What's On Everyones Lips : President Ramaphosa To Address The Nation On Thursday Night

The Presidency has announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 8pm on Thursday regarding the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. This follows a special sitting of Cabinet that considered recomm...

Phumzile Mavimbela·5 months ago

Why South Africa’s President Stands On Solid Ground In The Fight Against Corruption

Sometimes, the best thing politicians can do to take a society forward is – nothing. This reality is key to understanding the prosecution on corruption charges of the secretary-general of South Africa’s governing African National Congres...

Steven Friedman ·5 months ago

What's Trending : #FamilyMeeting

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation regarding developments in South Africa's Covid-19 response on Monday 14, evening. The address follows a meeting he had on Sunday with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the...

Phumzile Mavimbela·4 months ago

President Ramaphosa tightens lockdown restrictions in Covid 19 Hotspot Areas.

"Unless we do things differently, this will be the last Chrismas for some" For this may be the last Chrismas they see, this was a sad statement uttered by President Cyril Ramaphosa as he addressed the nation on the increasing rates of Co...

Phumzile Mavimbela·4 months ago

ANC January 8th Statement .

For the first time President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday deliver the African National Congress’s (ANC) January 8 statement virtually. Due to the rising COVID -19 cases the governing party cancelled it's Limpopo celebrations. In a...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

President Ramaphosa Says the country is to remain on adjusted lock down level 3

President Ramaphosa addressed the nation on a way forward since his last announcement of the cointry going to an adjusted lock down level 3. He said they had an opportunity to review the measures that were put in place as part of adjuste...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

President Ramaphosa Delivered A Moving Eulogy At Jackson Mthembu's Funeral.

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a heart warming eulogy to the late Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu during his funeral in eMalahleni. He reflected on the remarkable work Mthembu has done and the gap left to fill. Eulog...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

ANC NEC Lekgotla Places The Defeat of COVID-19 As Its Overriding And Most Pressing Responsibility For 2021.

The African National Congress hosted it's NEC Virtual Lekgotla from the 22 to 24 Janaury 2021. Some of the key resolutions that were adopted by the NEC lekgotla, mainly centre on economic development. Among the main resolutions, the NEC ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

From The Desk Of The President.

South Africa’s term as Chair of the African Union comes to an end later this week. As we reflect on our year in this position, I am reminded of the old saying that ‘in crisis lies opportunity’. Ours was a baptism of fire, having assum...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

What's On Everyone's Lips : President Ramaphosa To Address The Nation This Evening.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20h00 on Monday evening regarding the developments in relation to the country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The address follows meetings in recent days of the National C...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

President Ramaphosa To Receive The First Batch Of Covid-19 Vaccine On Monday Afternoon.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza, who chairs the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Vaccines, Will receive South Africa’s first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine this Monday afternoon. The President and Deputy P...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

From The Desk Of The President.

It will soon be a year since the first reported case of coronavirus in our country. The pandemic has come at a great cost to both public health and the livelihoods of millions of our people. Many workers lost part of their income ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa ·2 months ago

The Reality of Ramaphoria: From Dawn to Sunset?

The Reality of Ramaphoria: From Dawn to Sunset? Last week Thursday President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA). For the first time since 1994, the SONA was without the fan fair and fashion that colours the...

Musa Mdunge ·2 months ago

From The Desk Of The President.

Yesterday, as Commander-In-Chief of our country’s armed forces, I officiated at the annual celebration of Armed Forces Day in the Castle in Cape Town. This important event is held each year on the anniversary of the sinking of the SS Men...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 months ago