President Cyril Ramaphosa urges Jacob Zuma to provide proof that judges were bribed

President Cyril Ramaphosa has broken his silence about allegations that some judges were bribed to seal the CR17 documents related to his 2017 ANC presidential campaign made by his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, last week. Zuma made an array of allegations against Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who is heading the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations […]

No country must be left behind in accessing Covid-19 vaccine: President Cyril Ramaphosa

The world must unite to ensure that no person, no country and no region must be left behind in getting access to Covid-19 vaccines, President Cyril Ramaphosa told a global audience on Tuesday. Addressing the launch of the ‘Recover Better Together’ post-Covid-19 Campaign organized by Global Citizen under the patronage of EU Commission President Ursula […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Global Citizen movement

President Cyril Ramaphosa will virtually address the launch of the ‘Recover Better Together’ post-COVID-19 campaign. The initiative is organised by Global Citizen in partnership with the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The campaign seeks to create momentum for global COVID-19 pandemic recovery and a return to the implementation of global goals. In […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Armed Forces Day celebrations

President Cyril Ramaphosa commemorated the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917. Armed Forces Day remembers the 616 black South African troops who were killed in the tragedy. The steamship collided with another ship, the SS Darro on its way to France. The men were going to assist the British government during World War One. […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to Sona debate

 President Cyril Ramaphosa is back in Parliament on Thursday. After two days of debate on his State of the Nation Address, he will respond to opposition parties. A key issue in the debate was the government’s handling of coronavirus and the procurement of vaccines. Parties have slammed the vaccine plan, with the EFF saying South […]

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula defends President Cyril Rampahosa’s SONA

 Fikile Mbalula has come out in defence of the government, saying while the economy was in poor shape, efforts were underway to revive it. Mbalula told Parliament on Wednesday, during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate, that they will also continue with plans to fix the rail network and transport infrastructure. Mbalula also […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa says COVID-19 vaccine rollout will be effective

President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident the country’s vaccination programme will be smooth sailing. He has hailed the country’s health systems as being agile and robust. Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize joined frontline healthcare workers in Khayelitsha on Wednesday. They were among the country’s first group of people to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots. Our health […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mkhize to be vaccinated with healthcare workers in Khayelitsha today

President Cyril Rampahosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, today with the first healthcare workers to receive the vaccine. Commenting after a batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrived in the country overnight, Ramaphosa said in a statement this morning: ’’To demonstrate our confidence in this vaccine […]


MEDIA STATEMENT TO ALL MEDIA/NEWS EDITORS WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2021 STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON ARRIVAL OF J&J COVID VACCINE It gives me great pleasure to announce that the first batch of 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is being prepared for distribution across South Africa with immediate effect. As this […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister Zweli Mkhize in tussle over Covid-19 vaccines

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize allegedly tussled behind the scenes over where to procure which jabs, resulting in the country’s vaccine rollout programme being negatively affected and the procurement process being delayed. Sources say Mkhize preferred Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine while Ramaphosa and some members of the ministerial advisory committee on […]