Ramaphosa gives taste of plan to kickstart economy

2018-09-17 08:54

A proposed stimulus package will include a set of economic reforms covering mining, telecommunications, tourism and transport industries, the presidency has said.

Why Ramaphosa's address to the Jewish community is important

2018-09-13 13:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the community was a critical one that noted the Jewish contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle and the value that Jews have added to every “crevice” of South African society, writes Howard Feldman.

Ramaphosa to answer questions on China loans, land expropriation in Parliament

2018-09-11 06:45

The president will be asked to describe the terms of a R33.4bn Chinese state-owned bank loan to Eskom when he answers questions in the National Council of Provinces.

Government to ramp up radio spectrum licensing, 5G to ensure technology not just for elite - Ramaphosa

2018-09-10 15:28

Government has decided to accelerate the licensing of radio frequency spectrum, and has begun work on the licensing of proposed 5G spectrum, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

How imminent is an amendment to the Bill of Rights?

2018-09-05 07:58

Although an amendment to the Constitution, and particularly the Bill of Rights, should not be taken lightly, a carefully considered clarification of Section 25 would give more certainty to this issue, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Ramaphosa scores in game auction as he mulls land expropriation

2018-09-03 16:38

An auction near the northern town of Bela Bela by a group of six farms known collectively as Stud Game Breeders raised about R99m. Ramaphosa’s Phala Phala Wildlife farm is part of the group and sold animals for a total of R19.7m.

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ALF LEES: 'Stimulus package' or formula for debt, poverty and unemployment?

2018-08-28 06:15

As this hollowing out of the economy is continuing to take place and Ramaphosa’s plan seems to be to dig the hole deeper, South Africa will find it harder and harder to crawl out of this hole, writes the DA's Alf Lees.

Theresa May to visit SA this week in bid to strengthen post-Brexit trade

2018-08-27 08:27

The UK prime minister will travel to three African nations as she seeks to emphasise the trading opportunities open to the UK as it leaves the European Union.

Everyone will be covered by NHI by 2025 - Ramaphosa

2018-08-24 12:35

All South Africans will be covered by the National Health Insurance by 2025, which will begin in a phased approach from 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told healthcare sector representatives

 

Death and taxes - lessons on the recession from the Roman Empire

2018-09-15 07:00

What do Cyril Ramaphosa and Emperor Justinian have in common? Quite a lot, says Khulekani Magubane.

Lack of policy certainty overshadows Ramaphosa's good work - Nedbank's Nicky Weimar

2018-09-11 12:07

While the president has started many positive initiatives, he has not delivered policy certainty, says senior Nedbank economist Nicky Weimar.

Zizi Kodwa: ANC can't explain 'meeting that was not an ANC meeting'

2018-09-10 17:18

The ANC says the responsibility for clarifying reports of a plot to unseat President Cyril Ramaphosa lies with party members who are linked to the claims.

Cyril: Cool heads on economy

2018-09-09 10:01

President calls for calm while investors say South Africa must improve safety and security.

Muthambi, Zuma represent the worst of the ANC

2018-09-04 08:51

The way Faith Muthambi had betrayed her struggle comrade Phumla Williams is the way the ANC leadership has betrayed those who dedicated their lives to South Africa’s freedom, writes Max du Preez.

Will Ramaphosa settle on an insider for NPA top job?

2018-08-31 12:52

The president has been turned down by a number of advocates. Now he is looking inside the NPA to replace Shaun Abrahams, writes Adriaan Basson.

Ramaphosa, May all smiles as they commit to closer partnership between SA, UK

2018-08-28 16:15

President Cyril Ramaphosa and British Prime Minister Theresa May have made a renewed commitment to forging a closer partnership between SA and the UK.

ANC on collision course with Parliament on land

2018-08-27 08:31

It is reported that the process facilitated by the Constitutional Review Committee indicates that the majority of participants did not favour the amendment of the Constitution, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Don't trust Eskom's Chinese loan until you've seen the terms

2018-08-24 16:09

Government and Eskom are over a barrel. By March this year the power utility's debt had ballooned to R400bn. This is the position from which they "negotiated" a mega-loan from China, writes Mmusi Maimane.

The magic of the land reform process

2018-08-24 09:13

I am not a pop psychologist, but I do believe that if you make the effort to look for magic, you will find it. Even in the turbulent conversation on land reform there are moments that inspire hope and awe, writes Elmien du Plessis.

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