JP Landman: It's not all doom and gloom. How the Ramaphosa presidency is reclaiming the state

2019-08-22 05:00

"Just do something" is the cry now rising from all over South Africa. It is useful to replay what has been done, writes JP Landman.

New deputy finance minister David Masondo to lead PIC renewal

2019-05-31 06:45

The new Deputy Finance Minister, David Masondo, is an unusual breed of politician whose varied experience cuts across business leadership and academia.


2019-05-30 13:16

President Cyril Ramaphosa surprised the whole country when he named the leader of the recently-formed Good party, Patricia De Lille, as the minister Public Works and Infrastructure on Wednesday evening.

What Ramaphosa's Cabinet choices say about how he plans to lead SA

2019-05-30 07:31

President Ramaphosa knows the importance of setting the tone. Reducing the size of Cabinet by eight portfolios was the latest indicator of his austerity tone in light of deteriorating public finances, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Cosatu lauds Ramaphosa's new Cabinet as 'breath of fresh air'

2019-05-29 21:55

Cosatu has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet and has lauded the transparency in the process by which the president consulted with unions and other stakeholders in making appointments.

Inspire us, Mr President!

2019-05-17 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has a golden opportunity to inspire the nation with his appointment of a Cabinet. He has to replace the same old boring names with new brooms. The country is ready to be surprised, writes Adriaan Basson.

Banking association commends Ramaphosa on Nene appointment

2018-02-27 12:56

Banking Association of South Africa managing director Cas Coovadia says ethical leadership in National Treasury is a vital critical anchor point for the economy to grow.

Pravin Gordhan back, this time as Minister of Public Enterprises

2018-02-26 23:10

Last year Gordhan told then minister of public enterprises Lynne Brown that her only answers to accusations of state capture were "lies, lies, lies". Now he is set to take over her job in Ramaphosa's new Cabinet.

Gordhan, Jonas said to be part of Ramaphosa's new Cabinet plan

2018-02-20 13:45

Former ministers banished to the political wilderness under Jacob Zuma’s presidency are set to make a comeback as President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to revive the stagnant economy.


Ramaphosa pleases, inspires and disappoints

2019-06-03 06:00

It is clear that Ramaphosa tried to rid his executive of most of the Zuma-era ministers who were implicated in state capture, but some of his decisions are flabbergasting, writes Adriaan Basson.

Limited choices force a conservative Ramaphosa Cabinet

2019-05-31 09:09

Acting as Chairman of the Board – in corporate terms – President Ramaphosa has found a large body of ANC insiders who he feels he can work with and will largely take his lead, writes Daniel Silke.

Ramaphosa reaches across the aisle in nod to Nelson Mandela

2019-05-30 14:12

In a nod to his mentor, Nelson Mandela, President Cyril Ramaphosa reached across the aisle and appointed a minister from a party other than the ruling African National Congress.


2019-05-30 08:28

President Cyril Ramaphosa surprised the whole country when he named the leader of the recently-formed Good party, Patricia De Lille, as the minister Public Works and Infrastructure on Wednesday evening.

FIRST TAKE: Gordhan's retention in Cabinet a sign of intent, but challenges remain

2019-05-30 05:00

When Cyril Ramaphosa became president in February last year the message was that he will use the remaining months of the Zuma government to review policy, prepare the foundations of his own administration and ensure that he gets to appoint the people he wants to in his first Cabinet.

Ferial Haffajee: Ramaphosa set to merge two economic ministries

2019-05-22 10:45

The Economic Development Ministry, currently headed by Minister Ebrahim Patel, is set to be incorporated into the Department of Trade and Industry, according to sources with knowledge of Cabinet plans.

Ramaphosa reshuffle speaks of false dawns and Trojan horses

2018-02-28 06:01

The ANC cannot expect to be taken as a serious player in the 2019 general elections while it walks about as a Trojan horse for political criminals, says Solly Moeng.

Ratings agencies will see reshuffle as positive move - analyst

2018-02-27 08:33

Analysts and investment managers have welcomed the inclusion of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister and Pravin Gordhan as minister of public enterprises in President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet.

Nhlanhla Nene back as finance minister

2018-02-26 22:16

Nhlanhla Nene says that while it would take a great deal of work to stabilise the country’s finances, he is 'quite confident' that it can be done.

Russia denies meddling in SA Cabinet reshuffle

2017-10-23 18:38

The Russian Embassy in South Africa has rejected weekend reports that it had a hand in SA's most-recent Cabinet reshuffle as 'fake news' and 'slanderous'.

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