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.[…]
President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday France would invest in boosting the production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, to help close a gap in the availability of the shots between African and Western nations. Speaking at a joint news conference with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, Macron said Africa[…]
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[…]
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[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Following days of unrest in several parts of Gauteng amid tension between South Africans and foreign nationals, VOC spoke to chairperson of the Somali Board of South Africa, who said the chaos is unnecessary and detrimental to the country. Several parts of the province including the Johannesburg[…]
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[…]
Advocate Mahlodi Sam Muofhe has been appointed as the new head of the domestic branch of the State Security Agency (SSA). Muofhe, an activist lawyer and former adviser to ex-mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, has been appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa with the concurrence of State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo. His[…]
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[…]
The Constitutional Court is set to rule on Monday morning on whether Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane should be held personally liable for a portion of the legal costs that the SA Reserve Bank incurred to overturn the findings of her Absa/Bankorp report. Judgment is set to be delivered at 10:00[…]
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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