President Ramaphosa Shares Inspiration To Transform SA – 21 February 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the most important people are ordinary South Africans, who are faced with socio-economic challenges ranging from poverty to diseases. The President said ever since he delivered the State of the Nation Address (SONA) last week, many have given him an indication of a sense of patriotism with the message, “Send me”.…

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…

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…

Unemployment Eases In The Last Quarter of 2017 – 14 February 2018

South Africa’s unemployment rate eased to 26.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday. “As of the last quarter of 2017, unemployment was sitting at 26.7%,” Statistician General Risenga Maluleke told reporters at a media briefing in Tshwane. In the third quarter, South Africa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged…