Those who have problems with Ramaphosa are rubbing their hands in glee at what they see as reinforcement that he is captured by those who funded his campaign, writes Chris Vick.
Despite nominations, picks will still need to be debated and ratified by the European Parliament.
European parliament elections reach their climax on Sunday as last 21 nations go to the polls amid battle over EU unity.
European Union leaders have approved a historic Brexit deal, holding out hopes of close future ties even as one declared Britain's withdrawal after four decades a 'tragedy'.
Britain's government says it will trigger Article 50, signalling Britain's departure from the European Union, on March 29.
Britain’s vote to leave the EU almost a quarter century after its creation with the Maastricht Treaty left global markets in disarray, but investors a mapping the way forward.
Confusion has reigned over the ever-shifting news and rumours from around Europe at the refugee transit camp just inside the Hungarian border, .
The EU's trio new financial watchdogs should have more powers over banks, insurers and markets, says the bloc's executive body.
US chipmaker Intel has lost its challenge against a fine handed down by European Union antitrust regulators five years ago.
Zimbabwe's government will boycott a summit between the EU and African Union if President Robert Mugabe's wife is not granted a visa to travel with him.
The European Union has called for an EU-wide emergency system, eCall, in all cars to activate after a crash and transmit an SOS call - anywhere in Europe.
The US added more European Union products to a list of goods it could hit with retaliatory tariffs in a long-running trans-Atlantic subsidy dispute between Boeing and Airbus.
A widespread and lucrative local heroin market has expanded across South Africa, facilitated by gangs, organised crime and incompetent or corrupt police, according to a report by ENACT.
The European Union's top court has ruled that member states can punish and ban taxi services like UberPop using non-professional drivers without prior notification to the Commission.
A worst case scenario for the United Kingdom could be a boost for South African trade between the UK and the European Union, says a trade consultant and economist.
British Prime Minister David Cameron closed in on a difficult reform deal with European Union leaders at a summit but warned there would be hard work to seal an accord by February as hoped.
Britain leaving the EU would not harm London's ability to compete as a global financial centre, but could threaten the bloc's ability to attract investors.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Moscow would not take tit-for-tat measures or act "hysterically" in response to sanctions imposed by the US and EU.
British finance minister George Osborne will reject European Union plans to outlaw currency market manipulation and instead set out his own proposals.
More than two-thirds of UK drivers don't want the government to cut a major freeway's speed limit. How would you react if a similar cut were proposed for SA?
India has voiced its strong resistance to EU plans to impose a scaled-back carbon charge on flights over European airspace.
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