SAMA calls for tighter lockdown ahead of third wave

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has called on government to enforce stricter lockdown measures – saying some members of the public are not adhering to Covid19 health protocols. South Africa is operating under lockdown level two – amid the third wave of the coronavirus in parts of the country.[…]

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Ramaphosa wants answers on the ANC Zimbabwe flight

President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to furnish him, within 48 hours, with a detailed report on the circumstances that led to her sharing a flight to Zimbabwe with a senior ANC delegation. A presidency statement issued on Friday evening said Ramaphosa had noted[…]

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Ramaphosa told me to reopen economy slowly: SA’s Dlamini-Zuma

South Africa’s Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday told the National Council of Provinces it was President Cyril Ramaphosa’s instruction that the economy be reopened slowly from a lockdown as the country continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. “As we eased the lockdown, the president said we must not[…]

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Ramaphosa denies money donated to ANC members influenced cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa has rejected suggestions that payments made to African National Congress (ANC) members who helped him to become party president influenced his cabinet selections. Some Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members have resigned over money they received from Ramaphosa. The Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane asked during Ramaphosa’s[…]

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Ramaphosa still has to explain Bosasa funding: Maimane

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, says President Cyril Ramaphosa still has a case to answer on whether or not he deliberately misled Parliament over receiving R500 000 from Bosasa for his campaign for African National Congress (ANC) presidency. Maimane says his party will reconsider its position once the Public[…]

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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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