South Africa's Ramaphosa slams surge in femicides as lockdown eases
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday condemned as "acts of inhumanity" a surge of femicides since South Africa eased anti-coronavirus stay-at-home measures.
South Africa leader faces thorny test over virus lockdown
Admired by some but berated by others for imposing a tight lockdown, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a fresh leadership test over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
UK earmarks N8.84b to fight coronavirus in Nigeria, others
The United Kingdom is to invest £20 million (about N8.84 billion) in the African Union’s (AU) Anti-COVID-19 Fund to tackle the disease and save lives. By this singular move, the donor has expanded the endowment announced last month by Cyril Ramaphosa, chairperson of the union and president of South Africa.
Smokers, industry fuming over South Africa's U-turn on tobacco sales
South African smokers rejoiced last month as President Cyril Ramaphosa lifted a ban on tobacco sales imposed as part of draconian measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
South Africa begins to gradually ease coronavirus lockdown
South Africa begins to gradually loosen its strict coronavirus lockdown on Friday, allowing some industries to reopen after five weeks of restrictions that plunged its struggling economy deeper into turmoil.
South Africa leader pokes fun at himself after viral face mask fumble
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday poked fun at himself for clumsily fumbling with his face mask during televised speech, a move that attracted widespread laughter on social media.
South Africa to deploy tens of thousands more troops for lockdown
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa plans to deploy more than 73,000 extra troops to help implement a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the defence minister said.
South Africa's minister who flouted lockdown rules sent on leave
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday placed on special leave a minister seen lunching at a friend's house in violation of the coronavirus lockdown.
South Africa's Ramaphosa raps minister for flouting lockdown rules
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday he has summoned a minister who was photographed lunching at a friend's house at the weekend in breach of the coronavirus lockdown.