The #AmINext protests of the past two weeks were a game-changer for South Africa, writes Adriaan Basson.
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South Africa is way past due for some introspection, former president Thabo Mbeki said on Thursday evening.
The governing party is planning to launch its own funeral policy scheme designed to benefit its members in good standing, as well as its millions of supporters, ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile has said.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa in October for talks on trade and the security of citizens, Nigeria's presidency said.
Asked about the China Development Bank, President Cyril Ramaphosa said consideration would be given to source funding from a number of international finance institutions, both state-owned and private.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the office of the Presidency would not be used as an executive hit squad to remove politicians that some MPs did not like, especially when those officials were fighting in court to clear their names.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told President Cyril Ramaphosa, "We fought former president Jacob Zuma because he outsourced his power to one family and undermined state organisations. We will not allow you to do the same."
Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi told reporters in Parliament on Wednesday that the employment market had taken well to the National Minimum Wage since it was signed into law, with only 7% of employers in the country not complying.
While the Members of Parliament from the African National Congress hailed President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address as frank but ambitious, the opposition derided it for a lack of detail.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane called President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest State of The Nation Address fanciful with lofty dreams, but unimaginative in terms of how Ramaphosa seeks to realise his vision.
National Treasury director general Dondo Mogajane has said that President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation address on Thursday evening in Cape Town was 'direct, relevant and looks to be credit positive'.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with the group, known as The Elders on Tuesday in Cape Town to discuss South Africa's plans to introduce its controversial National Health Insurance.
The "Debt Relief Bill" allows low-income workers to extract themselves from debt through debt restructuring if they earn a gross income of R7 500 or less per month, have unsecured debt of R50 000, or have been found to be critically indebted.
According to a statement from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mazwai previously served as National Head of Competition at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer before joining the Tribunal in 2013.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has told MPs that while the pace of investment and economic transformation has been slow, it has not been insignificant, and the African National Congress-led government will not be abandoning B-BBEE.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that Cabinet was concerned at reports of a go-slow at the ports, particularly in the Eastern Cape where operations nearly ground to a halt.
Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi has said his department would leverage the Unemployment insurance Fund and the Compensation Fund as agents in job preservation and skills development for the unemployed.
While President Cyril Ramaphosa has the right intentions when it comes to the economy, he may struggle to bring the changes business needs, believes Busisiwe Mavuso, the new head of Business Leadership South Africa.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told President Cyril Ramaphosa that he could not see what former President Nelson Mandela once saw in him. Malema was speaking during a debate on Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said government would continue to build a pipeline of investments, which will be showcased at the second South African Investment Conference to be held in November.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will have his work cut out for him in his bid to allay investor fears as he delivers the State of The Nation Address this evening, according to Steven Nathan, founder of asset manager 10X Investment.
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