Ramaphosa first trying for re-election, then business confidence - economist

2018-07-17 13:10

When President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected, analysts were hopeful that economic conditions would quickly improve - but one has to be realistic, says an economist.

Ramaphosa downplays hope of a quick fix for cost of high fuel, VAT

2018-07-16 06:27

The president has given ministers in the economic cluster a two-week deadline to come up with measures to ease the burden of high fuel prices and the VAT hike on already struggling consumers.

High food prices and VAT causing Cyril Ramaphosa to feel the pressure

2018-07-15 10:04

Legislative limitations are proving a difficulty in coming up with workable solutions to mitigate the tough economic situation.

Ramaphosa to face questions on 'safety and security' of Nigerians in SA

2018-07-11 15:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to face tough questions relating to Nigerians living in SA when he meets his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

Presidency 'outraged' by misrepresentation of Ramaphosa kneeling next to Zwelithini

2018-07-10 18:02

The Presidency says it is "quite outraged" after an old picture surfaced of President Cyril Ramaphosa kneeling next to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.

Big bucks for Cyril’s flights

2018-07-08 10:01

The undertaking by SAA to provide aircraft for President Cyril Ramaphosa and his deputy, David Mabuza, is costing the air force a fortune.

SA's position in Africa regarding ICC exaggerated – ISS

2018-07-06 11:33

It is unlikely that South Africa's shift in position will have a significant impact on other countries, says the Institute for Security Studies.

Nuclear energy: Ramaphosa's mixed messages

2018-06-29 10:17

The big lesson from nuclear procurement under Zuma is the importance of understanding the legislative framework and where the public can intervene to ensure accountability, write Ellen Davies and Saliem Fakir.

Glencore bets big on SA as Ramaphosa promises revival

2018-06-26 10:33

As the company’s former business partner and new President Cyril Ramaphosa promises an economic recovery, Glencore is reaping profits from coal and chrome assets as prices rise.

Ramaphosa: Mining Charter must reposition industry

2018-06-22 19:01

President Cyril Ramaphosa laments the recent spike in mine deaths, while praising Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe for driving the public engagement process of the draft Mining Charter


Patience is key as Ramaphosa works through Zuma destruction

2018-07-17 08:11

After nine years of undermining the Constitution, we are moving to a restoration of accountability, of the rule of law, of a professional and efficient criminal justice system, writes Max du Preez.

Anderson gets good luck call from Ramaphosa

2018-07-15 11:52

It goes without saying that the whole of South Africa is behind Kevin Anderson as he takes on Novak Djokovic, even those in the highest places of power.

'Ingonyama Trust's land not under threat, it's a power play', says land researcher

2018-07-12 21:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa "bending the knee" to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini is not surprising and has to do with mining rights, says Dr Aninka Claassens, a senior researcher at the University of Cape Town.

Ramaphosa, SARS and possible future coalitions: 3 books that'll bring you up to speed about SA's future

2018-07-10 18:30

These three books will bring you up to speed about South African politics and where we might be headed.

Expropriation will focus on commercial land – Zikalala

2018-07-09 18:52

The ANC has no interest in taking land away from the Ingonyama Trust, says ANC KwaZulu-Natal task team coordinator Sihle Zikalala.

Cyril faces his Achilles heel in KZN

2018-07-08 00:00

The president must quell the dissent in KwaZulu-Natal to ensure a unified ANC heads to Nasrec later in the year.

Ramaphosa's efforts will fail unless corrupt officials are brought to book

2018-07-04 15:00

A worrying problem is that South Africa might not have the ability and resources to effectively deal with the litany of ills bequeathed by Jacob Zuma.

UDM calls on Ramaphosa to tackle 'iceberg of corruption' at PIC

2018-06-28 05:32

With more than 87% of its assets belonging to the GEPF, government employees' retirement funds will bear the brunt of any losses made by the PIC.

Radical economic transformation of State only way to eradicate inequality

2018-06-26 08:55

The surest way to ameliorate inequality is radical economic transformation – if by that one means that the three levels of government, entire bureaucracy and state-owned companies is radically transformed, writes Max du Preez.

Will Shaun Abrahams be sacked? Ramaphosa's decision hinges on court rulings

2018-06-22 18:08

President Cyril Ramaphosa is waiting for two Constitutional Court judgments before he decides on the position of National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams.

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