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Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa cancels New York trip to attend to domestic issues

The Presidency and the International Relations Department has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will skip his planned trip to New York in 2019 to attend the annual General Assembly debate along with other world leaders. The high-level segment of United National General Assembly was due to kick off on September 24. The[…]

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Ministers must be reeled in

There will be no double-speak and ministers will have to reel in the bling and blue lights. President Cyril Ramaphosa has stamped his authority on his administration while delivering his budget vote address in Parliament. The president says the state has not been functioning optimally, and the silo-mentality has to[…]

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Opposition parties call for plans, not dreams

Opposition parties have poured cold water on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) delivered last week. The rival parliamentary members have called on him to work with the Public Protector and her investigation into donations made by Bosasa to his presidential campaign. MPs widely criticised Ramaphosa’s Sona,[…]

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Opposition not impressed with ‘New Dawn’ Cabinet

The rays of the “new dawn” didn’t illuminate South Africa’s four biggest opposition parties with much hope after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his Cabinet, with the EFF viewing Pravin Gordhan’s reappointment as a “declaration of war”. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the appointment of the Cabinet was the first real[…]

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Ramaphosa axes Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi

President Cyril Ramaphosa has fired controversial senior National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi. An inquiry, chaired by retired Constitutional Court justice Yvonne Mokgoro, found that Jiba, the suspended deputy national director of public prosecutions, and Mrwebi, suspended special director of public prosecutions, were not fit and[…]

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State Security Agency report recommends splitting of agency into two

The High Level Review Panel’s report on the State Security Agency (SSA) has recommended splitting the agency in two to create a domestic and a foreign service. This comes after the report whose publication President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised on Saturday night, found that former President Jacob Zuma used the country’s intelligence services for his[…]

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