President Ramaphosa to review ministerial handbook following public outrage

By: Aneeqa du Plessis President Cyril Ramaphosa has withdrawn the new ministerial handbook. This follows public outrage over new perks to ministers and their deputies, which would see them enjoying free water and electricity at their official residences. Briefing the media yesterday, spokesperson Vincent Magwenya, highlighted that the president acknowledges[…]

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No more expensive flights, security upgrades for MPs

Gone are the days of Ministers, Premiers and Mayors living in the laps of luxury. At least, that’s according to Public Service and Administration Minister, Senzo Mchunu. There will be no more security upgrades to personal homes or being chauffeured around in expensive cars. READ: Ministers declare gifts of whisky, Pirates[…]

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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 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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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa replaces ministers after outcry

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has replaced two ministers, two days after announcing his cabinet. Critics said the original line-up showed Mr Mnangagwa had no plans to bring real change to the country despite hailing a “new democracy”. The education and labour ministers have now been replaced, ostensibly to comply[…]

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Burundi president sacks ministers amid protests

Burundi’s president has sacked three cabinet ministers, as protests resumed after last week’s failed coup. A spokesman for the president told the BBC that President Pierre Nkurunziza had dismissed his defence, external relations and trade ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday. It comes amid protests against the president running[…]

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Israeli minister vows to expand settlements

Israeli far-right Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman challenged the European Union on Sunday, November 16, asserting that Israel will never limit its construction activity in Al-Quds (occupied Jerusalem). “We will not accept any restrictions on building in Jewish communities in Jerusalem – there will be no compromise on the matter,” Foreign[…]

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Ministers to intervene in actors’ dispute: ANC

The ANC has requested the ministries of communication and labour to intervene in the dispute between dismissed Generations actors and their employers, the party said on Tuesday. “For its part, the ANC has requested the intervention of the ministers of communications and labour in the dispute,” spokesman Zizi Kodwa said[…]

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