South Africa's Ramaphosa to face first no-confidence motion
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a no-confidence motion next week, a parliament official said Thursday, his first since taking power nearly three years ago.
South Africa president warns virus resurge would 'choke' economy
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday warned of the risk of a second wave of coronavirus infections that would "choke the green shoots of economic recovery" if citizens dropped their guard.
South Africa to lease state land to redress inequality: president
South Africa plans to lease state land for farming in a bid to redress longstanding racial imbalances, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday, calling the campaign a "national priority".
South Africa's auditor general uncovers mass graft
South Africa's multi-billion-dollar coronavirus budget is marred with "frightening" levels of corruption, fraud, and inflated prices, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu said Wednesday. As part of a campaign to clean up government President Cyril Ramaphosa had instructed Makwetu to scrutinise the disbursement of funds earmarked for pandemic relief in June. This came after public outrage over revelations…
Ramaphosa vows virus 'watershed' in South Africa graft fight
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said Thursday that corruption around procurement of coronavirus supplies in the continent's worst-hit country must be a "watershed moment" for tackling graft. Ramaphosa told lawmakers during his quarterly question and answer session in parliament that it was "disgraceful" and a "huge stench" that some companies sought to "criminally benefit" from…
Like Polio, we can defeat COVID-19, Buhari declares
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that African countries can defeat the coronavirus pandemic, in the same manner, it eradicated the Wild Polio Virus on the continent.
Coronavirus graft scandals shake South Africa's president
South Africa is reeling from coronavirus-linked corruption scandals that have battered President Cyril Ramaphosa's credibility and the country's image abroad but spurred unprecedented efforts to boost transparency.
South Africa to resume alcohol and cigarette sales after lockdown
South Africa will lift its coronavirus-linked ban on the sale of alcohol and tobacco products next week, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Saturday, announcing the relaxation