Ferial Haffajee: Ramaphosa set to merge two economic ministries

2019-05-22 10:45

The Economic Development Ministry, currently headed by Minister Ebrahim Patel, is set to be incorporated into the Department of Trade and Industry, according to sources with knowledge of Cabinet plans.

Make job creators the most respected people in the country, Mr President

2019-05-19 09:00

Cyril Ramaphosa must introduce measures to change the attitudes of all officials who run public institutions with direct and indirect influence on the economy to have a focus on job creation, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Inspire us, Mr President!

2019-05-17 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has a golden opportunity to inspire the nation with his appointment of a Cabinet. He has to replace the same old boring names with new brooms. The country is ready to be surprised, writes Adriaan Basson.

The Sixth Parliament is about to commence. Buckle up

2019-05-17 06:00

With the ballots cast, the votes counted, and the seats calculated, everything is set for the Sixth Parliament to start its term. What will happen? Jan Gerber ventures a few guesses.

Ramaphosa's commitment to tackle corruption keenly watched

2019-05-15 17:57

Non-profit organisation Corruption Watch says it's closely monitoring President Cyril Ramaphosa's commitment to intensify the fight against corruption after the general elections.

POST-ELECTION ANALYSIS: 4 essential reads

2019-05-13 19:00

With the long awaited elections over, all eyes will be on President Cyril Ramaphosa and the internal battles in the ANC and how that will affect the possibilities for economic growth. Here are four essential reads looking back on the elections and unpacking Ramaphosa's big challenges ahead.

'We need to correct our mistakes', says Duarte as ANC wins election

2019-05-11 18:06

ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte said the election showed voters want an ANC that remains true to the values and principles on which it was founded.

Ramaphosa's one chance

2019-05-09 21:40

Cyril Ramaphosa's first major test will be the announcement of a reduced Cabinet. He has said that the executive needs to be trimmed and his supporters will hold him to this promise, writes Adriaan Basson.

'We have not yet filled the glass. The glass is half full' - Ramaphosa casts his vote

2019-05-08 14:44

President Ramaphosa Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC is ready to fix all its wrongs and that the elections are the beginning of that change.

How 'Ramashocks' and other disconnected leaders fail South Africans

2019-05-06 20:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa's "shock" at the dire South African situation tells us that he has been at the helm of a machine which does not understand the conditions it is trying to improve, writes Pearl Mncube.


Waiting in vain for Cyril to put the nation first

2019-05-20 08:53

While he may well be trying his absolute best to balance the good ANC with the dark side of the movement, Cyril Ramaphosa is failing hopelessly at regaining the confidence of the nation.

Health Professions Council says it welcomes SIU probe

2019-05-17 19:00

The HPCSA regulates the registration, training and ethical behaviour of health practitioners in South Africa.

The Ramaphosa era has dawned: 3 scenarios for how it could play out

2019-05-17 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa will at last be able to implement the policies and structural changes to the state that he believes can take South Africa forward. Realpolitik will rein him in, writes Pieter du Toit.

Ramaphosa calls on ANC leaders to speak with one voice, stop damaging party brand

2019-05-16 10:18

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has used a special NEC meeting to call on leaders to think about the perceptions created by their public disagreements.

The election is over – now for the tough choices

2019-05-14 05:00

The next five years could represent a tipping point – one that shifts South Africa back on course to the prospects of development and prosperity, or onto a winding pathway to dysfunction, writes Terence Corrigan.

SA's dream of a vibrant economy hinges on Ramaphosa

2019-05-12 21:01

Although President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to push through reforms to transform South Africa's hobbling economy into a vibrant and inclusive one, it will take some time to be implemented, note industry analysts.

ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa saves the ANC's bacon. But this could be its last chance

2019-05-11 08:00

For the first time in a national election the ANC's share of the vote dropped beneath 60%. This suggests both a normalisation of South Africa's electoral landscape and an increasingly competitive multi-party democracy.

Thuma Mina: Gauteng too close to call while the DA loses its grip

2019-05-09 17:22

The titanic battle for control of Gauteng, the country’s richest province, is too close to call, with the ANC hanging on to its majority by a whisker and the DA’s poor showing nationally continuing at local level.

Fikile Mbalula: A nation reborn

2019-05-08 08:32

As we traversed the country, we saw the face of poverty, unemployment and the devastation of crime in our communities. We were touched by the flicker of hope that still lingers, writes Fikile Mbalula.

Letter to the editor: The country and Cyril need a strong DA

2019-05-06 11:56

I have argued in News24 and other media outlets that DA supporters are making a mistake to vote ANC as a way of supporting President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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