Coronavirus: Army moves from 'peacetime' to 'wartime' footing as 21-day national lockdown announced

2020-03-23 17:38

The acting chief of the army, Major General Mannetijes de Goede, has apparently told his senior officers that the situation in the country is "serious” and that preparations for a "total shutdown" should be accelerated.

Cyril Ramaphosa | The Thuma Mina moment is upon us, perhaps as never before

2020-03-16 11:16

This virus will be extremely disruptive, and our priority is to safeguard the health and well-being of all South Africans, writes President Cyril Ramaphosa.

EDITORIAL | A bit late, but Ramaphosa's coronavirus response was on point

2020-03-15 21:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa should have declared a state of disaster earlier when the coronavirus hit South Africa's shores almost two weeks ago, but his response on Sunday night was powerful and on point.

OPINION: Young people should be at the forefront of SA's growth, not on the periphery

2020-03-09 12:30

Any economic system (communalism, capitalism, socialism and communism) is meaningless without the contributions of young people, because the population of many modern states largely consists of young people, writes Thlologelo Collen Malatji.

'It's a thing of the past' - Mantoa Malema accepts Cyril Ramaphosa's apology

2020-02-21 10:22

EFF leader Julius Malema's wife Mantoa Matlala has accepted the apology President Cyril Ramaphosa extended during his reply to the debate on the State of the Nation Address, following claims that her husband abused her.

Goldman Sachs says Ramaphosa could unleash a wave of investment in SA

2020-02-20 12:00

While the president talks of the challenges facing SA's economy, he has yet to deliver the overhaul business leaders want to see, says Jonathan Penkin, the group's head of sub-Saharan Africa.

OPINION | Ramaphosa dodges critical decisions, raising the question: is he a lame duck?

2020-02-18 11:58

The State of the Nation Address showed, once again, Ramaphosa’s proclivity to avoid tackling contentious issues, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.

Government cannot fix SA's economy on its own, Ramaphosa admits in SONA speech

2020-02-14 05:12

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his State of the Nation Address, has admitted that government will not be able to fix South Africa's economic woes on its own.

SONA | You have our support, Mr President, but we want action - SACP, Cosatu lobby Ramaphosa for workers

2020-02-13 06:00

In spite of growing criticism of President Cyril Ramaphosa amid calls for him to start making decisions to avoid a state of paralysis, Cosatu and the SACP remain in his corner.

Ramaphosa says Libya, South Sudan will be AU priorities, while Pandor warns about Islamic State in Mozambique

2020-01-28 16:54

President Cyril Ramaphosa has identified the "intractable conflicts" in Libya and South Sudan as a focus for South Africa when it will be chairing the African Union (AU) this year.


Coronavirus: government can only do so much, the rest is up to us

2020-03-19 06:04

Government can give guidelines but won't be at every funeral or wedding to count the number of people, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.

OPINION: Why we should be optimists in South Africa’s coronavirus crisis

2020-03-16 11:12

The fate of nations (and leaders) are often defined in the actions they take in their darkest moments, and not in the decisions they make during prosperous times, writes James de Villiers.

WATCH | Coronavirus: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation from the Union Buildings in Pretoria, following an increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country. Watch live.

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Apartheid, corruption and abuse: Ramaphosa uses Mhlaba centenary to address pressing issues

2020-02-23 18:38

President Cyril Ramaphosa has used the Raymond Mhlaba memorial lecture to issue a wake-up call to those who still believe apartheid was not a crime against humanity.

Eskom, NHI and land expropriation: How Ramaphosa responded to MPs' SONA concerns

2020-02-21 05:21

Members of the opposition raised some criticism on some policy issues, like Eskom, the NHI and expropriation without compensation, with recommendations on how President Cyril Ramaphosa can rectify them. On Thursday, he responded.

Steenhuisen: Instead of a new dawn, we have new despair

2020-02-18 16:21

The interim leader of the DA, John Steenhuisen, has blasted President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address, describing it as a "defining moment" which he allowed to "slip away".

Rand leads EM currency gains as traders digest Ramaphosa speech

2020-02-14 13:39

The local currency is heading for its best weekly performance this year.

News24's wall-to-wall coverage of Ramaphosa's fourth SONA: news, analysis and live streams

2020-02-13 14:15

News24 will provide comprehensive coverage of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s fourth state of the nation address on Thursday night, providing readers with breaking news, in-depth analyses and a live stream. This is what to expect.

SA is running out of time to attract investment, says Sibanye CEO

2020-02-03 09:40

President Cyril Ramaphosa may be running out of time to enact the reforms required to attract significant investments in the mining industry.

Ramaphosa calls for abolishment of the country's mud schools

2020-01-16 12:36

President Cyril Ramaphosa calls for the abolishment of mud schools in the country at the Basic Education Lekgotla in Kempton Park, Gauteng.

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