EFF’s Shivambu: Who paid Ramaphosa to buy ANC presidency?

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu says South Africans have a right to know who funded Ramaphosa’s ANC presidential campaign and whether his donors are benefiting from state contracts. The EFF will head to court next month in a bid to unseal the financial records of Ramaphosa’s presidential campaign. “We are going to court to officially […]

Rich countries need to donate COVID vaccines to African countries, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa said rich countries needed to donate vaccines to African countries, which were battling to obtain vaccines. He was delivering a virtual address to the Global Citizen movement on Tuesday. “And in this regard, I applaud and support what [French] President [Emmanuel] Macron and [European Commission] president Ursula von der Leyen have called […]

President Ramaphosa congratulates 2020 matriculants, describes as scholars of courage

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated matriculants who sat for the National Senior Certificate in 2020, saying they are scholars of courage. He says in the face of great difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, learners have been resilient, doing themselves, their families, and their country proud. The class of 2020 achieved a 76.2% pass […]

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 […]

Attacks on judiciary should not be taken lightly, says President Ramaphosa

Dear Fellow South African, Yesterday, as Commander-In-Chief of our country’s armed forces, I officiated at the annual celebration of Armed Forces Day in the Castle in Cape Town. This important event is held each year on the anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917, in which more than 600 black South African […]

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. […]

Ramaphosa visits families of 4 boys who died in sinkhole

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Thursday to visit the families of four boys who died after they fell into a hole along Borcherds Quarry Road near the N2 freeway in Cape Town last week. Ramaphosa’s visit followed that of Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu last […]

Land redistribution must be accelerated for SA to meet true potential, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that South Africa needed to accelerate the land redistribution programme to realise the country’s potential. He said that South Africa shouldn’t see a trade-off between land reform and agriculture output. The president was responding to the debate on his Sona speech this week, where opposition members criticized the government. “We should […]