South Africa’s economy contracts, slips into recession
South Africa’s economy fell into its first recession for almost a decade, exacerbating the rand’s decline amid the recent emerging-market rout and heaping pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa slips into recession, against forecasts
South Africa's economy tipped into recession as it shrunk 0.7 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Tuesday, dealing a blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa who came to office in February.
AfCFTA ratification deadline suffers setback with only seven signatories
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), may not come into force anytime soon as only seven of the 22 countries needed to ratify it, have signed the deal. The deal is meant to create a single continental market for goods and services. Each country has 120 days after signing the framework to ratify. But…
Killing of Nigerians in South Africa
That Nigerians are being killed continuously in South Africa is no longer news, but what the government of the former apartheid enclave is doing to end the tragic development is unknown.
Ramaphosa meets Buhari in Abuja
Visiting South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday met his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the presidential villa, Abuja. A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicated that President Buhari received the visiting South African leader at the fore court of Aso Rock about 3pm. It was learnt that the two…
ANC same time government same time opposition
Once more, there are rumours that those ANC (African National Congress) members who lost the presidency of the party to Ramaphosa intend to break away to form a new party. This new rumoured party with no name yet would be the fourth party that has come into existence after major disagreements within the ANC.
Ally of ousted South African president Zuma steps down
A key ally of former South African president Jacob Zuma announced Wednesday he would resign as premier of North West province after violent protests over alleged corruption and mismanagement.
South African national government to run strife-torn province
South Africa's national government is to take over the administration of North West province where riots over corruption forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short a trip abroad, parliament said Sunday.
South Africa riots force new president to hurry home
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday returned early from a summit in London to rush to the scene of violent demonstrations in North West province, where at least 23 people have been arrested. Ramaphosa, who took power in February, expressed "serious concern" over the clashes between police and protesters, and called for calm as…
New South African president suspends tax chief
South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has suspended the head of the tax service ahead of "disciplinary proceedings" as he vows to fight graft following his predecessor Jacob Zuma's ousting.