Cyril Ramaphosa

STATE CAPTURE COMMISION: Ramaphosa Appeared For The first Time At The Zondo Commission, In His Capacity As The ANC President.

Today President Cyril Ramaphosa testified at the Zondo commission as the leader of African National Congress (ANC) in his testimony he alluded that he is not at the State Capture Commission to make excuses for the governing party or to d...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 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·over 4 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·over 4 years 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·over 4 years ago

Cabinet Lekgotla set to be the most important yet

The next two days are set to be quite eventful, as the Cabinet Lekgotla officially kicks off on 2 February 2023. The Lekgotla, which will be presided by President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to be the most important yet, as the country battle...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa nominates Justice Molemela for Judge President of Supreme Court of Appeal

President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of his consideration to appoint Justice Mahube Betty Molemela as Judge President of the Supreme Court of Appeal.The President has, through the Chief Justice, invited the ...

The Presidency·8 months ago

Namibia hosts SADC Organ Troika Extraordinary Summit

The 42nd SADC Summit of the Heads of State and Government held in August 2022 mandated the Chairperson of the Organ Troika on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, His Excellency President Hage Geingob of Namibia, to convene the su...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa updates Parliament on South Africa’s economic recovery amid its grey listing

Following recent the grey list of South Africa by the Financial Action Task Force, President Cyril Ramaphosa briefed members of the National Assembly on the state of this matter as well as other issues pertaining to the state’s ability t...

Tshegofatso Makola·7 months ago

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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 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·over 4 years ago

Chaos in South Africa points to failures in the project to build a democracy

The spate of violence that’s engulfed South Africa shows that not all citizens have internalised constitutional democracy and the rule of law as the organising principle of the post-apartheid society. Various interventions to institu...

Mashupye Herbert Maserumule·about 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·about 4 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·about 4 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·over 4 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·about 4 years ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the Mining Indaba

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town today. This is as the conference resumes its second day of dialogue on the state of the mining industry in South Africa and the Continent.The ‘Invest...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months 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·about 4 years ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa Attends The Summit On Financing for African Economies In Paris.

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Paris, France on Monday to participate in the Summit on the Financing of African Economies. At the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic, the President will join several Afric...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 2 years 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·about 4 years 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·about 4 years 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·about 4 years 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·about 4 years 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·about 4 years 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·about 4 years 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·about 4 years ago

“Ramaphoria = RamaPromises = RamaFailure” - John Steenhuisen

The Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), John Steenhuisen delivered the party’s alternative to the State of the Nation Address today. Dubbed the ‘True State of the Nation Address’ (TSONA), the speech was presented in a bid to address ...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

Solving the electricity challenge is vital for South Africa's investment drive

I met with US President Joe Biden in Washington to discuss several issues of concern to both our countries, including peace and security, climate change and food security

President Cyril Ramaphosa ·about 1 year 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 ·about 3 years 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·almost 3 years 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·almost 3 years ago

From The Desk Of The President.

We are now in the midst of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may be tired of this persistent enemy, but it is not yet tired of us. The threat to health and lives is evident as people become ill and some die. So we must do what w...

President Cyril Ramaphosa·over 2 years 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·almost 3 years 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·almost 3 years 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 ·almost 3 years ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa Authorises Release Of SIU Investigation Into Digital Vibes Matter.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised publication of the final report of the Special Investigating Unit into the National Department of Health’s award of a National Health Insurance media campaign and subsequent COVID-19 communication...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·about 2 years 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 ·almost 3 years 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·almost 3 years 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 ·almost 3 years 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 ·almost 3 years ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares for the delivery of the SONA

President Cyril Ramaphosa has undertaken a number of consultations with stakeholders in government and civil society as part of his preparation of the 2023 State of the Nation Address. The President will address a Joint Sitting of Parlia...

The Presidency·8 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·almost 3 years ago

SONA: South Africa’s worst nightmare brought to life

'Peaceful protests', a small one-liner about gender-based violence (despite this crisis we find ourselves in), the all-so-moral party in the blue, and the usual apologies and promises made by the head of state. What a show the SONA was, ...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

The Joburg Post Interivew: Chatting politics with Dr. Essop Pahad

With recent changes and developments within the political space in South Africa, questions continue to loom on the state of our political climate. The general public in country is beginning to worry about what is next, and with the event...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

David Mabuza's resignation opens the door for four new MPs

Following the recent news of the resignation of Deputy President of South Africa, David Mabuza as well as three other members of the ANC's National Executive Committee (NEC) and Parliament, it has been announced that four new members of ...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa uses SONA to send condolences to Türkiye, leaving Syria out

President Cyril Ramaphosa presented that State of the Nation Address (SONA) last night in a bid to restore the hope of South Africans. In his address, he offered his condolences to Türkiye but left Syria out. This is despite both countri...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 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·over 2 years 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·over 2 years ago

President Ramaphosa Speaks At A Roundtable on Pandemic Preparedness.

President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the round table panel to discuss the work of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. Ramaphosa said they welcome the work of the Independent Panel in reviewing response systems, i...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·over 2 years 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·over 2 years 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·over 2 years ago

The Power of Words: President Cyril Ramaphosa's reason to keep doing his job

On this week’s feature of the ‘Power of Words’, we reflect and analyse the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa, who delivered the State of the Nation Address had quite a bit to say regarding what keeps him going as the leader o...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 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·over 2 years ago

From The Desk Of The President.

Over the course of time, public servants in our country have come to be in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. We have become too used to stories of civil servants involved in maladministration, embezzlement, corruption and other for...

President Cyril Ramaphosa·about 2 years ago

South Africans Forced To Pay The Price For Ramaphosa’s Catastrophic Vaccine Failure.

The DA has called for a comprehensive parliamentary inquiry into the government’s handling of the vaccine programme. In a statement they said there must be accountability for this failure. To much media fanfare, Ramaphosa personally took...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 2 years 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 ·over 2 years 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·over 2 years ago

Social Compact For Growth And Jobs Must Make A Lasting Difference

To turn our economy around and create the millions of jobs needed is something that cannot be achieved by government alone. A comprehensive programme will require the mobilisation of all social actors

President Cyril Ramaphosa·about 1 year 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·about 4 years ago

What's On Everyone: President Cyril Ramaphosa Hosts Macron of the Republic of France.

President Cyril Ramaphosa hosts His Excellency President Emmanuel Macron of the Republic of France on a State Visit at the Union Buildings. The two Heads of State will also pay a visit to the Vaccine Production Support Initiative for Af...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 2 years 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·about 4 years ago

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa’s closing address at the Policy Conference

"We have also noted with great concern the impact of the rising cost of living on South African families, and have made a number of recommendations specifically on rising fuel and food prices"

Cyril Ramaphosa-ANC President·about 1 year ago

What's On Everyone's Lips: Ramaphosa To Testify At Zondo Commission In Two Weeks.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has announced that the commission will hear the oral evidence of President Cyril Ramaphosa and five or six other witnesses in two weeks' time.

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

From The President's Desk

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic early last year, we have been waging a struggle on many fronts. We have been working to save lives, restore human health and protect livelihoods, and all the while revive an economy that was de...

President Cyril Ramaphosa·about 2 years ago

SA Moves To Alert Level 2 Lockdown.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved South Africa to adjusted level 2 lockdown from Monday. This means that the national curfew will start at 11 pm and end at 4 am. All gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 250 people indoors, ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

“The best of the ANC is still substantially worse than the worst of the DA”

The second day of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) Debate concluded yesterday, with the opposition parties having a bone to pick once again with President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC. This is as Ramaphosa presented the SONA last we...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

“Let us safeguard the hard-won freedoms in our bill of rights”- President Cyril Ramaphosa

With Human Rights Month coming to a close, one sees it fit for the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa to be reflected on in this week’s ‘Power of Words’.“Let us safeguard the hard-won freedoms in our bill of rights”- President Cyril Rama...

Tshegofatso Makola·6 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa Welcomes Biovac-Pfizer Collaboration

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the announcement made on Wednesday regarding the collaboration between South Africa’s Biovac Institute and the global pharmaceutical producer Pfizer as a breakthrough in the protection of African na...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

Men are the problem, but they should be part of the solution

Men are the perpetrators of gender-based violence and it is therefore men that need to change. It is men – as husbands and partners, as fathers, colleagues, peers and classmates – who need to consider their own attitudes towards women ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa·10 months ago

How to impeach a president: Ramaphosa case puts new rules to the test in South Africa

This is the first time a process of a motion being tabled and an independent panel being established has been used. That alone makes it a very significant moment

Richard Calland -Associate Professor in Public Law, University of Cape Town·10 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa lashes out at opposition calling them “merchants of dispair”

Following two days of criticism towards his State of the Nation Address (SONA) and government administration, President Cyril Ramaphosa presented his SONA reply speech in the City Hall.President Cyril Ramaphosa had the difficult task of ...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

What's On Everyone's Lips : Ramaphosa Back At The State Capture Commission.

President Cyril Ramaphosa continued with his testimony today at the Zondo commission into state capture. Ramaphosa was asked to explain lapses in state security over recent years, including a recent stand-off between the Investigating Di...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

Support the Police to make South Africa a safer place

Like all government departments, the South African Police Service is feeling the effects of the country’s fiscal crisis, several years of understaffing and state capture

President Cyril Ramaphosa·about 1 year ago

President Ramaphosa to participate in 42nd ordinary summit of SADC

Regional leaders will deliberate on the region’s development under the theme “Promoting industrialisation through, agro-processing, mineral beneficiation, and regional value chains for inclusive and resilient economic growth”

Presidency Press·about 1 year ago

President Ramaphosa attends State Funeral Service of former Angolan President Dos Santos

President Dos Santos passed away on 08 July 2022, at the age of 79, following an extended period of illness and hospitalisation in Spain

Presidency Press·about 1 year ago

President appoints members of the National Anti-Corruption Advisory Council

The Council will advise the President on matters related to fighting corruption, in line with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2020-2030

Presidency Press·about 1 year ago

Statement on President's response on Phala Phala in the National Assembly

The President responded that he stands ready to take the nation into his confidence and that he would do so through the due legal and Parliamentary processes

Presidency Press·about 1 year ago

Countdown to the cabinet reshuffle: Will Ramaphosa choose wisely

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be taking a hiatus from recovering from his alleged cold, to announce the much-anticipated reshuffle of his cabinet. With a few new individuals being sworn in as Members of Parliament (MP), Ramaphosa has ke...

Tshegofatso Makola·7 months ago

SA’s most controversial cabinet members remain untouched, while the big spenders take the boot

It is out with the old and in with the new, as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the changes to his cabinet last night. With the big spenders, notably South Africa’s very own ‘Tottenham ambassador’ and Mr. Spend-millions on a flag, the...

Tshegofatso Makola·7 months ago

President’s appearance before the NCOP postponed

The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Mr Amos Masondo, has received correspondence from the Presidency requesting deferment of his appearance before the Council, which was scheduled for this afternoon

Parliamentary Press·10 months ago

Speaker of the National Assembly meeting with relevant stakeholders to finalise Questions for Oral Reply by President Ramaphosa

The President appears before the National Assembly for questions four times a year, and six questions are posed per session. Four supplementary questions are allowed to each question during the session

Parliamentary Press·about 1 year ago

President Ramaphosa to officiate annual SAPS Commemoration Day

The event will take place at the South African Police Service (SAPS) Memorial Site at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

Presidency Press·about 1 year ago

Jobs figures show our economy is on the road to recovery

Economic growth cannot be realised and jobs cannot be created without undertaking the difficult but necessary structural reforms that will improve the business and investment climate

President Cyril Ramaphosa·about 1 year ago

“President Ramaphosa has merely moved around a batch of broken eggs in the same basket”- DA

Criticism from opposition political parties has already started coming in following the announcement of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet. The parties have since expressed their dissatisfaction with the new appointments, with some ...

Tshegofatso Makola·7 months ago

President Ramaphosa concludes participation at G20 Leaders Summit in Bali

President Ramaphosa addressed the working session on food and energy security where he expressed South Africa’s position that developed countries in the G20 need to demonstrate more ambitious climate action and must honour their financ...

Presidency Press·11 months ago

" We cannot realise a South Africa of common prosperity where the life of every person improved, without a strong economy"

"The failure of local government has a direct and material impact on economic growth and jobs"

President Cyril Ramaphosa·about 1 year ago

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment is here to stay

With the advent of democracy in 1994, a key priority of the new government was to transform the economy so that everyone could benefit from the country’s wealth

President Cyril Ramaphosa·11 months ago

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa could be impeached - 3 essential reads on the Phala Phala scandal

The three person panel, headed by former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo, found that the president might have breached the constitution and engaged in corrupt activities

Thabo Leshilo -Politics+ Society·10 months ago

Taking Parliament to the people is vital for democracy

'In South Africa today, no law can be passed or amended, no development can proceed, and no policy can achieve consensus without the input and participation of the South African people'

President Cyril Ramaphosa·11 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 ·almost 3 years ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa sends condolences to the British Royal Family

"Her Majesty was an extraordinary and world-renowned public figure who lived a remarkable life. Her life and legacy will be fondly remembered by many around the world. The Queen’s commitment and dedication during her 70 years on the t...

Presidency Press·about 1 year ago

The fight to recover ill-gotten gains is gathering steam

The NPA Investigating Directorate finalised a landmark agreement with Swiss engineering company ABB Ltd to pay R2.5 billion in punitive reparations to South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa·10 months ago

The struggle to give South Africa a more human face

On this day 45 years ago, Stephen Bantu Biko died in police custody in Pretoria Central Prison

President Cyril Ramaphosa·about 1 year ago

President to visit Jagersfontein disaster area

Four persons have been reported missing while 23 patients have been treated for hypothermia and four for broken legs

Presidency Press·about 1 year 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·almost 3 years ago

Ramaphosa's ANC branch in Soweto nominates him for second term

His ANC branch in Soweto nominated him to lead the governing party for a second term

Jan Gerber ·about 1 year ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Summit on Economic Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities

"It means that we need to address all the areas in which persons with disabilities face discrimination through, for example, increasing job and training opportunities, promoting inclusive education and ensuring access to health care se...

President Cyril Ramaphosa·10 months ago

We face the New year with confidence and determination

"With this difficult year coming to an end and several challenges still not resolved, we need to keep closely focused on what needs to be done to make next year better"

President Cyril Ramaphosa·10 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·almost 3 years 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 ·almost 3 years ago

South Africa’s Grey listing is an opportunity to strengthen the fight against financial crimes

Dear Fellow South African,Last week, South Africa was put on a ‘grey list’ by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for falling short of certain international standards for the combating of money laundering and other serious financial c...

President Cyril Ramaphosa·7 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·almost 3 years 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·over 2 years 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·over 2 years ago

President lays foundation for new partnership with United Kingdom

The President led a South African delegation on the first such visit to be hosted by His Majesty King Charles III and the Queen Consort

Presidency Press·10 months ago

President declares 27 December as a public holiday

This follows a declaration to this effect by President Cyril Ramaphosa in terms of Section 2A of the Public Holidays Act

Presidency Press·10 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 ·over 2 years ago

Presidency Reflects on the State of South Africa's Economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa, chaired the meeting of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) on 11 January 2023. This was the first meeting of the PEAC for the year where the country's economic prospects and advancements were disc...

Tshegofatso Makola·9 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Address at Dr. Frene Ginwala’s Official Memorial Service

We gather here this morning to celebrate the remarkable life of Frene Ginwala, and to pay tribute to her profound contribution to the cause of freedom, peace and progress. We remember a life that was as rich in experience as it was rich ...

The Presidency·8 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa Addresses Loadshedding in Weekly Presidential Newsletter

President Cyril Ramaphosa has used the first issue of his newsletter for the year to speak about South Africa’s energy crisis. This, amid hours on end of load shedding, and a negative impact on various industries.President Cyril Ramaphos...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

Constitutional Court rejects President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bid to have the Section 89 report viewed as unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court has rejected President Cyril Ramaphosa request to be able to challenge the Section 89 report regarding the Phala Phala farm saga.Following wide range controversy and a lot-of back and forth regarding President Ra...

Tshegofatso Makola·7 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa “applies his mind” as the cabinet reshuffle approaches

With the announcement of David Mabuza’s resignation as a member of Parliament yesterday, one questions whether a cabinet reshuffle is set to take place in the next few days but moreover, who will occupy the new position of Minister of El...

Tshegofatso Makola·7 months ago

Ramaphosa Addresses the Struggle for Affordable Electricity in Weekly Newsletter

The recent announcement of an increase in electricity tariffs comes at an extremely difficult time for citizens and businesses alike, who are already contending with the high costs of fuel, food and other essentials.It is in this context...

President Cyril Ramaphosa·8 months 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·over 2 years ago

ANC NEC Concludes its Two-Day Lekgotla

The ANC’s NEC Lekgotla has came to a close today, after two days of discussions behind closed doors. The Lekgotla is the first of the year and saw outcomes that could be tabled before government.Closing the Lekgotla, party President Cyri...

Tshegofatso Makola·8 months ago

Precarious power tilts towards Ramaphosa in battle inside South Africa’s governing party

It appears, for the moment, that South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has won a key battle in the war for control of the governing African National Congress (ANC), of which he is also the head. This became apparent after a highly ...

Susan Booysen R·over 2 years ago

ANC's President Ramaphosa Says The Letter From Magashula Has Left Him In Great Dismay.

President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has told the party’s parliamentary caucus that he received suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule’s letter regarding his intentions to suspend. Ramaphosa has expressed great shock and disappointment. Ra...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 2 years ago

Magashule Has Been Ordered To Apologise To Ramaphosa For Suspension The Letter.

The secretary-general of the African National Congress Ace Magashule has been instructed to issue an apology to President Cyril Ramaphosa for issuing a suspension letter to him or stand to face disciplinary charges. Ramaphosa disclosed t...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 2 years ago

What's On Everyone's Lips : President Cyril Ramaphosa To Addresses The Nation On Outbreaks Of Violence.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation later today, Monday, 12 July 2021, on government’s response to persistent public violence in parts of the country. nounced shortly. The address follows the announcement by the Sout...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·about 2 years ago

EFF Wants An Explanation On The Deployment Of The SANDF

On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he had authorised the deployment of 2,500 defence force personnel in support of the police service. following his address, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has sent a letter to the P...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

President Ramaphosa Appears Before Zondo Commission.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and Corruption on Wednesday 11 August 2021 and Thursday 12 August 2021 in his capacity as the President and former Deputy President of the Republic...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·about 2 years ago

Closing statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including organs of State

Thank you once again for the opportunity to make a brief closing statement as I conclude my testimony in my capacity as the President of the Republic.Despite the evidence that has been presented before this Commission, and despite the ex...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

Adopt-A-School Foundation COVID-19 Relief Interventions In Schools

The Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS), a Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation partner entity, is launching a COVID-19 relief campaign to support schools across the country. The campaign aims to address critical gaps that impede teaching and learning...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

President Ramaphosa to officially open Green Hydrogen Summit

South Africa is one of the founding members of the Africa Green Hydrogen Alliance (AGHA) which seeks to promote continental green hydrogen cooperation

Presidency Press·10 months ago

Speaker Declines DA’s request to put an urgent question for oral reply by the President

The President is scheduled to appear before the National Assembly this afternoon, to reply to oral questions on a wide range of issues

Parliamentary Press·about 1 year ago

President to address SALGA Council of Mayors Conference

The SALGA Council of Mayors has since its formation in 2016 gathered mayors from across the country to deliberate and collaborate on matters concerning service provision, local governance and strengthening municipalities to carry out t...

Presidency Press·about 1 year ago

President congratulates Prime Minister Liz Truss of the United Kingdom

"President Ramaphosa looks forward to working with Prime Minister Truss to further strengthen the bonds of cooperation and friendship between the two countries"

Presidency Press·about 1 year ago

Tanzania set to be South Africa's solution to the electricity crisis

The state visit of Tanzanian President, Samia Hassan has proven to be quite successful, with a solution to South Africa's electricity crisis seemingly on the horizon. This is as both countries spoke about the Energy Action Plan, among ot...

Tshegofatso Makola·7 months ago

Let us safeguard the hard-won freedoms in our Bill of Rights

Dear Fellow South Africans,One hundred years ago, in May 1923, the first bill of rights in South Africa’s history was adopted by the African National Congress. It had no legal standing at the time, but it clearly expressed the desire for...

The Presidency·7 months ago

"President Putin is welcome"-EFF CIC Julius Malema

The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema has weighed in on the matter where the International Criminal Court is calling for Russian President Valdimer Putin to be arrested. Speaking at a media briefing today, Male...

Tshegofatso Makola·6 months ago

The Presidency sets the record straight on ICC allegations

The Presidency has cleared confusion that South Africa has intentions to exit the International Criminal Court (ICC), adding that the this was an error in the comment and that the country will remain a signatory to the Rome Statute.This ...

Tshegofatso Makola·5 months ago