Heads of State Congratulate President Ramaphosa – 19 February 2018

Messages of congratulations have poured in from Heads of State across the world for South Africa’s newly-elected President Cyril Ramaphosa. “President Cyril Ramaphosa received messages of congratulations from a number of Heads of State and Government during a round of telephone calls on Sunday 18 February 2018. President Ramaphosa took the calls at his official…

Government Supports Youth Development Opportunities – 19 February 2018

Government is committed to supporting the various skills and training opportunities offered by the Department of Defence for young people, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. He said government is committed to supporting these initiatives as part of strategies to absorb young people into training and employment opportunities. Addressing the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Inter-Faith…

New Era for SA – 16 February 2018

South Africa’s newly elected President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament tonight, amid high expectations and enthusiasm. Ramaphosa was elected and officially sworn-in as the fifth President of the democratic SA on Thursday, following unprecedented political events in the country, which culminated in the resignation of Jacob…

Acting President Ramaphosa Named as President-Elect – 15 February 2018

Acting President Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the new President-elect of South Africa. Presiding over the election, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng announced him as the President-elect after his nomination was unanimous. “There are no further nominations. Only one candidate has been nominated. The honourable Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa. The nomination is in order. Accordingly ……

Cyril Ramaphosa Fulfils Acting President role – 15 February 2018

Cyril Ramaphosa is currently the Acting President of the Republic following the late night resignation by former President Jacob Zuma, which left a vacancy in the Office of the President. The Deputy President has already been sworn in as Acting President, according to the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). “According to Section 90(4) of…

MPs To Meet About Swearing In New President, Holding SONA on Friday

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says the Joint Programming Committee, which held an urgent meeting on Wednesday afternoon, has agreed to hold a debate on the Motion of No Confidence on President Jacob Zuma on Thursday. Briefing journalists after the meeting, the Speaker said the Joint Programming Committee would also meet again on Thursday morning…