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Ramaphosa Criticises Greedy Western Countries for Handling of Omicron Variant

Ramaphosa Criticises Greedy Western Countries for Handling of Omicron Variant

 President Cyril Ramaphosa has criticised travel bans imposed on parts of Africa by western countries because of the outbreak of Omicron,  a variant of Covid-19. Ramaphosa, who was speaking at the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security, said the travel bans signalled western hypocrisy. According to News24, the president said that “another disappointment thrown our […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa Embarks On Coronavirus Covid-19 Self-Quarantine

President Cyril Ramaphosa Embarks On Coronavirus Covid-19 Self-Quarantine

President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a dinner attended by the President on Saturday, 24 October 2020. The President wishes the guest, who is receiving medical attention, a safe and speedy recovery, and wishes other guests good health. On Saturday, 24 October, the […]

Ramaphosa Extends Coronavirus Lockdown, Slashes Cabinet Ministers’ Salaries

Ramaphosa Extends Coronavirus Lockdown, Slashes Cabinet Ministers’ Salaries

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the country’s coronavirus lockdown by another two weeks, effectively closing down free movement and much of the economy until the end of April. He also announced a temporary 33 per cent pay cut for himself and members of his Cabinet and appealed to business executives to follow their […]

Gender Violence Is a Crisis – Ramaphosa,

Gender Violence Is a Crisis – Ramaphosa,

President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged the brutal reality of gender-based violence on Thursday as he pledged to tackle the scourge. It’s time to stop talking and start acting, said civil society groups. Earlier in March 2019, Rakgadi Mohlahlane attended a workshop on gender-based violence (GBV) with prosecutors, police officers, civil society members and healthcare workers in […]

Ramaphosa Launches Sexual Offences Court To Protect Women And Children

Ramaphosa Launches Sexual Offences Court To Protect Women And Children

South Africa’s 84th Sexual Offences Court was launched on Thursday when President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the declaration against gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) which aims to put an end to the growing scourge. “It is indeed my honour and privilege to be here during Human Rights Month to fulfil the promise to the people of […]

The Countdown to South African Elections

The Countdown to South African Elections

As South Africa’s ruling party battles to bounce back from a succession of scandals and extend its quarter-century monopoly on power in next year’s elections, it has a key advantage: a wounded opposition.  By forcing the unpopular Jacob Zuma to stand down as president in February, the African National Congress deprived the Democratic Alliance and […]