ARTICLES RELATING TO PRESIDENCY

Melanie Verwoerd: Are we judging President Ramaphosa too harshly?

2019-09-11 09:25

There were totally unrealistic expectations as to what he could have done after becoming president. Ramaphosa inherited a gigantic mess. Yet somehow, many people thought Ramaphosa was going to be a cross between Madiba’s magic and Thabo Mbeki’s Mr Delivery and thus, we were going to see a massive change very quickly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

ANC not alone in corruption, lack of accountability

2019-07-30 10:48

Poor people, many of whom were contributors to the liberation struggle, have been relegated to being powerless observers of massive heists of public resources. This must end, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

SARS on Nugent: eFiling system not on verge of collapse

2018-10-17 16:09

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has dismissed any perception that its eFiling system is on the verge of collapse, saying the system was stable and "performing well within specification".

Lifestyle audit framework will be ready by October - Ramaphosa

2018-09-11 15:38

President Cyril Ramaphosa reassured members of Parliament that top government officials would go through the lifestyle audit system once a 'robust' framework is established.

Ramaphosa just met with the founder of the world's largest e-commerce platform - here's what they discussed

2018-08-08 17:42

Alibaba's Jack Ma and President Cyril Ramaphosa discussed the global economy, and South Africa's $100 billion investment drive.

Ramaphosa's big challenge to turn early wins into long-term success

2018-05-25 09:04

Ramaphosa needs to demonstrate that he understands people's concerns. People must not be made to wait for "thuma mina" while they are told things will be fine in the long run, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ramaphosa charms at Presidential Golf Day

2018-02-22 14:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa has charmed guests at his first Presidential Golf Day, posing for selfies and drawing laughter from members of the media as he feigned deafness in response to a question about a Cabinet reshuffle.

Zuma's D-Day nears as Ramaphosa promises power transition

2018-02-12 06:39

President Jacob Zuma’s fate is set to be sealed when the top ANC leadership meets to conclude the transition to a new administration.

If South Africans could choose their next president…

2017-11-28 10:46

Pertinent to the preoccupation on who ANC members will select for their next president is an interesting adjunct to that question: if it was up to them, who would the South African public choose, writes Jos Kuper.

 

OPINION: Changing the narrative of the 'new dawn' and corruption in South Africa

2019-08-21 15:50

Though understandable, the constant discussion about South Africa's problems risks cementing an image of South Africa as perhaps one of the most corrupt countries in the world, writes Thembinkosi Gcoyi.

Developing a capable state requires commitment

2019-06-30 07:00

Building a capable developmental state and its government with accountability, honesty and integrity will be the Presidency's focus, writes Jackson Mthembu.

Ramaphosa to bestow national orders on 30 industry visionaries

2019-04-02 16:00

30 people, including tech entrepreneurs and former SABC board members, will receive national orders for their work in serving and advancing the interests of SA - the highest honour that can be bestowed by the president.

Presidency said to play central role in economic stimulus package rollout

2018-09-20 17:45

Senior government sources say President Cyril Ramaphosa's stimulus package will be run out of the office of the Presidency, where the top team has been finalised.

Zuma may be gone, but how do we avoid a repeat of the disaster?

2018-09-06 08:59

The ruinous presidency of Jacob Zuma alerted us to dangerous holes in our constitutional democracy. But there seems to be no comprehensive effort to prevent a recurrence, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ramaphosa land announcement reminiscent of Zuma years

2018-08-02 10:45

Ramaphosa should at this early stage of his presidency frame his relationship with the ANC in such a way that the party is not perceived to be interfering in matters of state, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

South Africans have a common vision again, thanks to Ramaphosa

2018-02-26 10:46

As a visionary and a shrewd politician, Ramaphosa knows very well how important it is to mobilise the entire nation around a common vision, writes Sello Lediga.

#ZumaResigns: ANC must 'exploit new chapter of renewed hope' - Sanco

2018-02-15 07:49

The ANC must see President Jacob Zuma's resignation as an opportunity to rebuild the organisation, the South African National Civic Organisation has said.

ANC top 6 meeting without Zuma - AS IT HAPPENED

2018-02-10 19:16

ANC National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe has confirmed to the SABC that the party’s top 6 is meeting on Saturday without President Jacob Zuma.

The burden of being a Sisulu

2017-11-12 06:01

After a good start, Lindiwe Sisulu’s campaign to become the ANC’s first female leader is now on the defensive.

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