Presidential inauguration: Cyril Ramaphosa cuts costs by R100m

The presidency confirmed that plans were in place to host a successful, but minimalist, presidential inauguration to install Cyril Ramaphosa as the leader of South Africa. As reported by Sowetan Live, minister of the presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma detailed the costs involved in hosting this auspicious occasion that is taking place at[…]

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Preparations for Ramaphosa’s inauguration in full swing

The Presidency says preparations are in full swing for the inauguration ceremony of South Africa’s sixth democratically elected President. A number of African Heads of State are expected to attend the inauguration of Cyril Ramaphosa on 25 May. The inauguration will coincide with Africa Day. It follows a hotly contested general elections[…]

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Ramaphosa expected to visit Alexandra following protests

On Monday, residents of Alexandra marched to the regional offices of the City of Johannesburg in Sandton to raise their grievances. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit Alexandra north of Johannesburg on Thursday, following protests in the area over the mushrooming of illegal dwellings and service delivery challenges. The[…]

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Parliament receives Zuma resignation letter

Former president Jacob Zuma’s resignation letter has been received by Parliament, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete confirmed on Friday morning. The ANC also confirmed that Cyril Ramaphosa is their man to take over as President of South Africa. “Since you are here, we can just say that our caucus dealt[…]

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ANC to make final decision on President Zuma on Wednesday

The African National Congress (ANC) will make a final decision on Wednesday whether President Jacob Zuma remains South Africa’s head of state. The party’s NEC will hold a special meeting in Cape Town to deliberate on the National Working Committee’s recommendations on the matter. The NWC had mandated the organisation’s[…]

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Ramaphosa has edge over Dlamini-Zuma

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa won endorsement from most African National Congress branches to succeed President Jacob Zuma as ruling party leader, giving him an edge — but not a guarantee of victory — in this month’s election. Ramaphosa was nominated for the presidency of the ANC by 1,862 branches, while[…]

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ANC veterans push for early consultative conference

The African National Congress stalwarts say they will now hold further discussions with the party’s top six to press for an early consultative conference. They say it’s important to have it as early as April as this will impact the outcome of the party’s policy conference which will be held[…]

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Ramaphosa: ‘I am available to lead’

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is available to take on the position of president of the ANC in 2017 should he garner enough support to do so. “It would be very humbling to get into a key position like that, to lead,” said Ramaphosa. “I am available to stand,”[…]

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