Kuben Naidoo appointed deputy governor of Reserve Bank for second term

2020-03-25 13:41

Naidoo is one of three deputy governors of the Reserve Bank, who work alongside Governor Lesetja Kganyago in the executive management of the bank.

Force majeure: How Covid-19 could shape Cyril Ramaphosa's presidency

2020-03-22 07:20

The arrival of a new coronavirus to our shores called Covid-19 could not have come at a worse time for President Cyril Ramaphosa. His presidency might well be defined by how he handles this crisis, writes Pieter du Toit.

Mmusi Maimane | Coronavirus: we need an emergency cash injection to low-income families

2020-03-19 08:00

Instead of focusing on interventions for the rich, government's focus should be on directing cash to poor and hard-working families that will bear the brunt of the Covid-19 crisis, writes Mmusi Maimane.

ANALYSIS | Ramaphosa and Roosevelt: Overcoming fear the key to a great national effort

2020-03-16 06:00

Clearly drawing from former US president Franklin Roosevelt's famous speech about fear in 1933, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered arguably his best address to the country on Sunday night, attempting to calm frayed nerves and calling on a sense of national unity to combat the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus, writes Pieter du Toit.

Coronavirus: Ramaphosa closes borders to all citizens from high-risk countries, bans large gatherings

2020-03-15 20:55

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the closure of South Africa's borders to all foreign nationals from countries highly impacted by the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

WATCH | Ramaphosa: It is treasonous to deny apartheid was a crime against humanity

2020-02-20 15:28

It should be treasonous to deny that apartheid was a crime against humanity, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said at the start of his response to the debate on his State of the Nation Address.

'We are so proud' - President Ramaphosa shares moment with Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi

2020-02-14 12:00

In a clip shared online, President Ramaphosa is seen joking with Zozibini Tunzi, later adding that he watched her Miss Universe crowning.

Pieter du Toit: What Cyril Ramaphosa can learn from FW de Klerk

2020-02-02 08:53

President Cyril Ramaphosa and former president FW de Klerk come from different sides of the political divide, but both faced complex problems which required (and for the former, still does) vision and determination. Maybe there are some lessons Ramaphosa can take from De Klerk and his history-making parliamentary address on February 2, 1990.

Friday Briefing | The plan to make Cyril Ramaphosa a one-term president

2020-01-16 21:20

The Cyril Ramaphosa presidency heralded in a new era... but with the gloss of Ramaphoria having worn off, he now faces challenges on multiple fronts.

Ramaphosa to meet with business at Business Indaba this week

2020-01-12 15:59

In a statement Business Unity SA president Sipho Pityana says it will host the indaba to allow business to play a role in South Africa’s economic and social revival.


Cyril Ramaphosa | Coronavirus crisis puts SA to the test

2020-03-23 08:08

The impact of coronavirus has put South Africans to the tests, writes President Cyril Ramaphosa.

EXCLUSIVE | The terrifying coronavirus projections that pushed govt into lockdown

2020-03-19 11:23

A slow and inadequate response by government to the Covid-19 outbreak could result in anywhere between 87 900 and 351 000 deaths and cause the South African health system to be completely overwhelmed.

State of war: Ramaphosa takes command of Covid-19 response as national disaster is declared

2020-03-16 06:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa invokes sweeping emergency powers as he announces a range of extraordinary interventions to try and curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. South Africa, he says, has the “knowledge, means and resources” to defeat the virus.

READ IN FULL | 'The most definitive Thuma Mina moment' for SA: Ramaphosa's plan for Covid-19

2020-03-15 20:58

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced several strict measures to try and curb the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa. Read his full speech below.

Effect of coronavirus on SA would be devastating - Ramaphosa

2020-03-03 21:19

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the effect of the coronavirus on South Africa will be devastating, especially on the economy in terms of investment and conferences.

Ralph Mathekga: FW de Klerk debacle further exposes the ANC's moral decline

2020-02-18 02:29

It is not by accident that the decline of the moral stature of the ANC to lead society seems to coincide with increased racial tension, writes Ralph Mathekga.

ANALYSIS | Captured and constrained: Ramaphosa goes from ruthless to rudderless

2020-02-14 06:00

There’s no doubt President Cyril Ramaphosa knows precisely what the biggest threats to the national turnaround efforts are. He spelled it out on Thursday night in his address to the joint sitting of the National Assembly. But he remains captured by party dogma and constrained by indecision, writes Pieter du Toit.

Friday Briefing: The President's man

2020-01-24 05:00

South Africans have had it up to here with corruption, poor governance, theft and mismanagement.

Ralph Mathekga: Where to from here for Eskom?

2020-01-14 09:58

Freeing Eskom from the grip of the ANC-led government could also have implications on the behaviour of the private sector which could gain massive power through which to subvert the transformation agenda of the ANC, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Cyril Ramaphosa | SA has much to be proud of, yet we still have further to go

2019-12-16 08:07

True reconciliation is not only about social cohesion. It is also about political and economic transformation, writes President Cyril Ramaphosa in his weekly newsletter.

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