Friday Briefing: The President's man

2020-01-24 05:00

South Africans have had it up to here with corruption, poor governance, theft and mismanagement.

Ralph Mathekga: Where to from here for Eskom?

2020-01-14 09:58

Freeing Eskom from the grip of the ANC-led government could also have implications on the behaviour of the private sector which could gain massive power through which to subvert the transformation agenda of the ANC, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Cyril Ramaphosa | SA has much to be proud of, yet we still have further to go

2019-12-16 08:07

True reconciliation is not only about social cohesion. It is also about political and economic transformation, writes President Cyril Ramaphosa in his weekly newsletter.

Eskom: We have 'non-firm' power contracts with Zim and Zambia

2019-12-11 19:57

Eskom chief operations officer Jan Oberholzer has said that Eskom has contracts with Zimbabwe and Zambia to supply power - but only when it can.

Ramaphosa: Public anger over 'devastating' power cuts is understandable

2019-12-09 22:53

"Our immediate priority is to get as much generating capacity back online within the shortest possible time," said the president.

ANALYSIS | Realpolitik: Why now is Cyril Ramaphosa's best shot at saving South Africa

2019-12-05 18:59

South Africa is in a precarious state. President Cyril Ramaphosa, constrained by internal ANC politics and dependent on a collapsing state, has been unable to enact the sweeping reforms he must make. But the dire state of our national finances presents him with a real opportunity to force change.

Ramaphosa tells workers at Medupi 6 times that Eskom will not be privatised

2019-11-26 13:26

The president told workers and staff that privatising Eskom would be like selling the family silver.

Sick teen 'overjoyed' as her wish to meet the president finally comes true

2019-10-26 16:21

It took many months of organising and a few long hours of waiting, but a Free State teenager has finally had her dream come true: On Saturday, she met with President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss politics, healthcare and his favourite vehicle, among other things.

Court dismisses Jiba's bid to be reinstated at NPA

2019-10-18 16:37

Sacked deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba's application to be reappointed has been dismissed in the Western Cape High Court with costs.

Fear, uncertainty for migrants in SA after xenophobic attacks

2019-10-03 19:50

Reeling from a terrifying surge of unrest that saw his shop wrecked and plundered, Nigerian-born Alvan Akujinwa toyed with the possibility of leaving his adopted home of South Africa for the first time in 10 years.


Friday Briefing | The plan to make Cyril Ramaphosa a one-term president

2020-01-16 21:20

The Cyril Ramaphosa presidency heralded in a new era... but with the gloss of Ramaphoria having worn off, he now faces challenges on multiple fronts.

Ramaphosa to meet with business at Business Indaba this week

2020-01-12 15:59

In a statement Business Unity SA president Sipho Pityana says it will host the indaba to allow business to play a role in South Africa’s economic and social revival.

Eskom: WhatsApp voice note about failure to pay oil suppliers is fake news

2019-12-12 12:56

The power utility says claims made in a widely shared voice note are false.

DA calls for Mantashe's head over electricity crisis

2019-12-10 18:33

The Democratic Alliance has called for the minister of energy and mineral resources, to be fired over the power crisis gripping the country.

Numerous corruption cases reported to Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum since inception in October

2019-12-07 12:59

Numerous complaints of serious corruption, fraud and maladministration have been reported to the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum – launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in October to combat corruption in the health sector.

ANALYSIS: SAA's collapse going according to plan for Ramaphosa

2019-12-05 11:20

Developments at SAA, the country’s withering national carrier, seem to be going according to plan for President Cyril Ramaphosa. The decision to put it under voluntary business rescue creates distance between the president and the inevitable trauma that surely lays ahead at one of the world’s oldest airlines.

Parly left red-faced as committee member slams Ramaphosa's tourism plan

2019-11-23 17:00

Parliament's portfolio committee on tourism has been left red-faced after the DA's spokesperson on tourism – also a member of said committee – accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of setting unrealistic targets and "living in a different reality" to the rest of the country.

Service delivery: Those who do not perform will be removed - Ramaphosa

2019-10-18 19:44

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for implementation in the government, saying civil servants and politicians who do not fall in line will be removed from office.

US govt doing more to fight state capture than Ramaphosa - DA's Mazzone

2019-10-11 16:48

Action the US government has recently taken shows what can be done when there is political will to steer South Africa in the right direction, the DA's Natasha Mazzone says.

Nigeria's Buhari arrives in SA to meet with Ramaphosa in wake of xenophobic violence

2019-10-03 08:28

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa's leading economic powerhouses.

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