President Ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa to reply to SONA debate

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to reply to the two-day joint debate on his seventh State of the Nation Address this afternoon. Today also marks the day when he delivered his first SONA on 16 February 2018 after he was elected and sworn in as president the previous day. On[…]

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State Capture Report requires redesign of anti-corruption architecture: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the six parts of the State Capture Report require a fundamental redesign of anti-corruption architecture in South Africa. Ramaphosa says some key reforms government is undertaking include the establishment of an independent procurement agency and a permanent anti-corruption agency. The President made the announcements in a live address[…]

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We will not allow anarchy and mayhem to prevail: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the violence that unfolded in South Africa in the past week had been instigated. He says the government will not allow anarchy and mayhem to prevail. Ramaphosa says recent looting and vandalism incidents had nothing to do with ethnic mobilisation. Unrest sparked last weekend when protestors[…]

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BBBEE will not be scrapped: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) will not be scrapped. He was replying to a call by Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane to stop BBBEE during Thursday’s debate of the Presidency’s budget vote in the National Assembly. Ramaphosa says while redress is slow, too many black people have[…]

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China: Ramaphosa is the right president at the right time

Beijing’s top envoy in South Africa, Ambassador Lin Songtian on Thursday praised South Africa’s developmental ambitions, adding that with China’s support, President Cyril Ramaphosa has the potential to save millions of South Africans from the grips of poverty and unemployment. “We are happy now the [May 8 general] election is concluded.[…]

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