Political parties have generally reacted positively to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the Local Government Elections will be held on October the 27th. However, the date has not yet been proclaimed. This will be the sixth time under South Africa’s democratic dispensation that voters will elect leadership and public representatives[…]
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[…]
United States (US) Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday congratulated Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan, the first woman to hold that office, and said the US was ready to strengthen ties between the two countries. Harris, the first woman and first person of color to serve as US Vice[…]
With the 16th of December marking Reconciliation Day in the country, VOC’s Breakfast show hosted Sheigh Ismail Keraan from Al Azhar masjid and Reverend Berry Behr from the Cape Town interfaith initiative – who are both part of an initative called the ‘Beyond Reconciliation Virtual Walk’. The Day of Reconciliation[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has embarked on a self-quarantine after he interacted with a dinner guest who tested positive for COVID-19. The President attended a dinner on Saturday, October 24 and one of the guests received a confirmed coronavirus diagnosis since then. The dinner was a fundraising effort for the Adopt-a-School[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged all South Africans to work towards a speedy economic recovery. This plea came after 2.2 million jobs were lost nationwide in the second quarter of 2020. The president responded to the data released by Stats SA, which revealed that the country’s unemployment rate fell to[…]
Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schafer says the announcement that schools will close for a month did not come as a shock, but was disappointing, as Cabinet had succumbed to pressure from teachers unions. While addressing the nation on Thursday night, president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that public schools will be[…]
Two of the country’s top scientists who serve on the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) have expressed their disappointment at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that public schools will close for four weeks during the Covid-19 storm, saying the decision goes against scientific advice and evidence. This follows Ramaphosa’s address to the[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says there has to be life beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa was addressing a virtual Youth Day discussion on Tuesday focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, and he encouraged young people to take the lead in turning around the economy. “We are looking forward to innovation and creativity[…]
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