Cyril Ramaphosa

Pres Ramaphosa testifies at State Capture commission

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says the issue of state capture has been a matter of great political contestation for several years within the governing party. Ramaphosa has begun testifying before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. His much anticipated two-part appearance is due to focus on – among others[…]

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Ramaphosa condemns violence in Chad

President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the violence in Chad, which led to the death of President Idriss Deby. The 68-year-old died on Tuesday after being wounded while fighting rebels on the frontline. His son, Mahamat Kaka Deby, has been named interim President. Ramaphosa has expressed sadness at hearing the news[…]

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Ramaphosa to face first motion of no confidence

The motion was filed by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) leader Vuyolwethu Zungula in February, before the COVID-19 lockdown began. It is linked to the allegations that Ramaphosa misled Parliament about donations made to his CR17 campaign for the position of African National Congress (ANC) president. National Assembly Speaker Thandi[…]

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Govt in consultation with pharmaceutical companies on COVID-19 vaccine

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is in consultation with several international pharmaceutical companies to get access to a vaccine to combat the coronavirus. US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer earlier announced that its vaccine candidate is showing promising results in stage-three trials of 92% efficacy in preventing COVID-19. Addressing the nation on[…]

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Ramaphosa warns against ‘COVID-19 fatigue’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned South Africans against what he describes as ‘coronavirus fatigue’, saying the virus is still present. He addressed the nation on Wednesday regarding the South African government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa says the difficult truth is that the virus is far from over. South[…]

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