ARTICLES RELATING TO PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

5 memorable moments from Joseph Shabalala's funeral

2020-02-23 12:00

Friends, family, fans, and dignitaries gathered to bid the music icon farewell. Here are five standout moments from Joseph Shabalala's beautiful send-off.

Ramaphosa defends proposed sovereign wealth fund as investment in SA's future

2020-02-20 15:47

The president says government is 'taking bold steps to hold the economy in good stead for the future'.

Cannabis a 'high-growth' sector for jobs and investment, says City of Cape Town

2020-02-16 18:00

The City of Cape Town says it is exploring opportunities in hemp farming, which it says may be beneficial for economic growth and jobs.

'This is your last chance': Scopa chair’s message to Ramaphosa

2020-02-13 16:06

Mkhuleko Hlengwa has said it would be "reckless and irresponsible" to provide Eskom with financial assistance using government employees' pension funds, and that SAA should eventually be privatised.

Financiers won't be destroyed while trying to save Eskom, vows business body

2020-02-07 16:14

BUSA vice president, Martin Kingston, has said while the business body is party to a principle agreement to mobilise private and public savings to assist Eskom financially, funders should not be exposed to excessive risk in the process.

South Africa will caution Trump against ‘premature’ trade review

2020-01-29 12:39

SA's govt will tell the Trump administration that its review of a preferential trade agreement that could put as much as R35bn in exports at risk is premature and potentially damaging for both economies.

Ramaphosa vows to honour Maponya's dream for young entrepreneurs

2020-01-14 15:31

The president told mourners at the businessman's official state funeral that he would work to develop a youth entrepreneurship academy in his honour.

NUMSA slams entire Eskom board as “incompetent” amid ructions

2020-01-12 09:56

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan appeared to move from one state-owned entity crisis to another but appears unable to provide the necessary required leadership to fix parastatals.

Nehawu calls for Gordhan’s head after Mabuza quits Eskom

2020-01-11 12:04

The union said it would support calls by its mother federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, for Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan to step aside, saying that the situation at Eskom had not improved under the his watch.

Parties concede Mabuza’s “failure” following Eskom resignation

2020-01-10 21:30

Mabuza's resignation was announced on Friday evening, after he wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza acknowledging that Eskom failed to honour its commitment avoid loadshedding until 13 January.

 

Ramaphosa: SA is winning over investors on infrastructure plans

2020-02-20 19:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament on Thursday afternoon that investors, including the finance industry, had responded enthusiastically to government's renewed commitment to investing in infrastructure announced in his SONA last week.

Ramaphosa’s best ideas are borrowed, Malema charges in SONA debate

2020-02-18 20:15

The ANC was jittery about establishing a state-owned bank until Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni "hijacked the superior logic of the EFF", Julius Malema said on Tuesday.

Ramaphosa says govt will let municipalities buy power from independent producers

2020-02-13 21:07

The president says that, over the next few months, government would implement measures to "fundamentally change the trajectory of energy generation in our country".

Alliance partners back Ramaphosa 'disapproval' of SAA route cuts

2020-02-12 17:45

The tripartite alliance has backed President Cyril Ramaphosa in condemning the South African Airways business rescue practitioners' decision to cancel all domestic routes barring Johannesburg-Cape Town.

Fundamentals of Eskom debt-reduction plan accepted by govt, business - Cosatu

2020-02-07 10:56

The utility has a debt burden of R450bn

Ramaphosa has signed 5 key tax and revenue-related bills - here's what that means

2020-01-21 05:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa last week signed five bills relating to tax administration and other division of revenue proposals for the 2019 fiscal year.

Consolidate Eskom with energy department - ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini

2020-01-12 11:59

Eskom should be consolidated with the energy department - ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini believes that should be part of government's rescue plan for the power utility.

Eskom crisis, jobs top ANC’s priority list, Ramaphosa vows

2020-01-11 14:59

While President Cyril Ramaphosa has repeatedly given reassurances that energy constraints are being addressed, Eskom has intermittently instituted rolling blackouts to prevent a collapse of the grid.

'The promise you gave to the nation was not met.' Mabuza apologises in resignation letter to Ramaphosa

2020-01-11 10:00

Eskom has confirmed the authenticity of a document purporting to be the resignation letter that outgoing Eskom chair Jabu Mabuza sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza and Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.

5 hits, 5 misses in 2019: We were doing so well until we were doing so badly

2020-01-02 19:59

While government made progress in some areas this year, it was not without any blunders either. We take a look at how government tried to take two steps forward, but then one step back.

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