7 things that affected the rand in 2018

2018-12-30 10:30

From Zuma's ousting to US-China trade relations, here are all the events which impacted the rand in 2018.

Ramaphosa praises Kabila's 'respect' for DRC constitution

2018-08-10 21:52

President Cyril Ramaphosa has praised Joseph Kabila, the outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo head of state, for his "respect for the constitution", according to a statement.

Frail ties threaten to hobble the ANC

2018-06-17 06:04

With next year’s elections drawing closer, the party must hasten to mend its image, strengthen its alliance ties and stop infighting.

Die Stem and old flag are not symbols of Afrikaner identity; they are symbols of discrimination - Ramaphosa

2018-05-24 19:49

"We are bound together by a set of constitutional values and principles that clearly differentiate our democratic present from our apartheid past," President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Ramaphosa on charm offensive to reach out to Japanese investors

2018-05-04 19:34

President Cyril Ramaphosa has beennt on a charm offensive at a Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum in Johannesburg on Thursday, saying South Africa and the African continent need investment from developed economies to fully exploit their opportunities.

5 reasons why Moody’s gave SA a ratings breather

2018-03-24 09:17

Ratings agency Moody's has listed five reasons why it did not downgrade South Africa to junk status following a 90-day review period.

Ramaphosa's Cabinet not helpful to youth issues - Lamola

2018-03-01 10:44

ANC NEC member and former ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola says an increasingly youthful country cannot continue to be served by leaders who are not able to relate to their challenges.

Zuma resigns: Now for the hard part as ANC must step up

2018-02-15 13:41

The removal of Jacob Zuma is the end of the beginning, not the beginning of the end, and a long hard walk to progress lies ahead, says Gary van Staden.

Zuma has next move in ANC power battle as Gupta home raided

2018-02-14 12:22

The noose has tightened on President Jacob Zuma as the police went after key allies while leaders of the ruling African National Congress vowed to force him from office.

Cyril must avoid a Zuma Sona

2018-02-04 06:21

It’s time for Ramaphosa to exercise leadership and take the tough decisions, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.


Merkel urges companies to switch focus from Asia to Africa

2018-10-30 19:53

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged companies to take a closer look at Africa's "huge" economic opportunities, as Germany hopes that development of the continent will help curb illegal migration to Europe.

China, Brics push to shift world order amid trade threats

2018-07-28 10:15

After a three-day summit in Johannesburg, the Brics nations say they want a fairer, more representative global order in diplomacy and trade.

What to look for when assessing Ramaphosa's presidency

2018-06-15 10:49

Beyond a set of programmes and short-term plans, President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to develop strong signature themes that define his leadership, and not just piecemeal programmes.

WATCH: Community members extinguish shack fire as Ramaphosa speaks

A shack caught fire in the Tswelopele informal settlement in Tembisa on Friday as President Cyril Ramaphosa was speaking about the need to electrify the area and provide residents with decent houses. As Ramaphosa was ending off his speech, residents started rushing to the shack a short distance away as they saw dark smoke bellowing.

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Ramaphosa vows Mining Charter finalised 'soon'

2018-05-04 07:56

New rules governing black ownership of South Africa’s mining industry will be completed “very soon”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told a Japan-Africa trade forum in Johannesburg.

Ramaphosa's headaches

2018-03-04 05:52

Departments and SOEs determined to break spending rules, as Treasury blocks R15bn.

An equity guide to Ramaphosa: winners and losers in SA

2018-02-15 16:21

Equity investors have reacted with euphoria to Jacob Zuma’s resignation as South African president, with stocks soaring the most in more than three years.

Zuma quits under cloud of scandals

2018-02-14 23:47

President Jacob Zuma resignation brings an end to his scandal-marred tenure and leaves the nation’s leadership in the hands of new ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa.

Recalcitrant Zuma shakes traders' conviction on rand's direction

2018-02-13 13:52

The rand is still trading as if President Jacob Zuma is as good as gone, but the options market suggests some investors are starting to lose conviction.

ANC blasts Magashule for divisive comments

2018-02-04 06:00

Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule was grilled this week at the party’s national working committee meeting after his veiled attack on party president Cyril Ramaphosa.

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