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S.Africa’s new centre-right government promises unity, action

      South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's new coalition government heralds a pragmatic centre-right shift as opposition parties take control of more than a third of ministries, bringing hope for better governance but also cohesion fears. The African National Congress (ANC), which has governed since the advent of democracy in 1994, keeps 20 of the 32 cabinet positions, including foreign affairs, finance, defence, justice and police. The historied party […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 5

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South African President Appoints Former Opposition Leader as Agriculture Minister

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa appointed former opposition leader, John Steenhuisen as Minister of Agriculture on Sunday, integrating the Democratic Alliance and other parties into his new coalition cabinet says Reuters. Ramaphosa's African National Congress was compelled to form alliances with rival parties to retain power after losing its majority for the first time in three decades in the May 29 election. The announcement of the new government of national […]

todayJuly 1, 2024 5

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S.A’s Ramaphosa Pledges to Improve Living Conditions in Second Term

On Wednesday, a weakened South African President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed that his new multi-party government would enhance basic living conditions for all citizens as he was sworn in for a second term. Ramaphosa's African National Congress will share power with five other parties after losing its parliamentary majority for the first time in 30 years in the May 29 election.

todayJune 20, 2024 6

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SA President Ramaphosa Condemns Political Violence in South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has denounced threats of violence and any actions undermining the democratic system. His remarks follow an alleged attack on some ANC members during a government event in KwaCeza, Nongoma, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The ruling party statement accuses IFP members of carrying out the attack. Ramaphosa has appealed to all political parties to uphold tolerance and respect, particularly during this election year.  

todayMarch 18, 2024 7

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SA President Ramaphosa Highlights Advancements in Professionalizing Public Service

In his latest weekly newsletter, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa reported significant strides in the government's efforts to professionalize the public service. He emphasized the importance of the Public Administration Management Amendment Bill and the Public Service Amendment Bill, noting that they are instrumental in enhancing the functionality of the public service, reinforcing accountability, and promoting increased efficiency. The National Assembly has already passed both pieces of legislation, and they […]

todayMarch 5, 2024

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SA President Empowers Special Investigating Unit to Tackle Alleged Maladministration in Home Affairs

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has granted authorization for the Special Investigating Unit to initiate probes into suspected maladministration and unlawful conduct within the Home Affairs and the Rail Agency PRASA. The investigations have a targeted scope, aiming to recover state financial losses spanning at least ten years for Home Affairs and 14 years for PRASA. The SIU's focus will extend to scrutinizing improper conduct related to the installation of […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024 2