Cyril Ramaphosa

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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Ramaphosa to chair virtual inaugural meeting of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council

President Cyril Ramaphosa will chair the virtual inaugural meeting of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council on Thursday morning. The meeting will discuss the country’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan. It will also look at an overview of the different state-owned enterprises and the council’s terms of reference. A number of[…]

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Ramaphosa on easing more lockdown rules in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is evaluating a number of proposals around the further easing of lockdown restrictions in South Africa. The president told the South African National Editors’ Forum on Wednesday evening (9 September) that one of the requests he received was from[…]

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