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August 14, 2018 6:57 PM South Africa to eradicate pit latrine toilets in schools

South Africa is to get rid of all pit latrines in state schools within two years after a five-year-old pupil drowned in a toilet in March. “This is an initiative that will save lives and restore the dignity of tens of thousands of our nation’s children,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said. Pit latrines are holes in the ground covered with a platform – and many are shoddily 18

August 14, 2018 3:49 PM Ramaphosa appoints acting NPA boss

The president has chosen NPA deputy national director Dr Silas Ramaite as the interim leader President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Silas Ramaite the acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) following yesterday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court on the appointment of Shaun Abrahams. On Monday the Constitutional Court declared as invalid 13

July 12, 2018 11:12 AM Nigerian President Buhari: ‘I am a slow reader’

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has given ammunition to critics who call him “Baba Go-slow” after admitting that he failed to sign a continental free-trade agreement because he is a “slow reader”. Mr Buhari said he intends to sign the agreement, reached by African leaders at a summit in Rwanda in March, soon. “In trying to guarantee employment 18

March 25, 2018 12:13 PM Zim could earn $200m/yr if it adopts Rand, claims Minister

Zim could earn $200m/yr if it adopts Rand, claims Minister VICTORIA FALLS: Finance deputy minister Terrence Mukupe has said Zimbabwe is losing a potential $200 million per annum which it can earn if it joins the Common Monetary Union and adopt the South African rand. Zimbabwe adopted a multi-currency system in 2009 but the US dollar resultantly overrode 131

March 23, 2018 2:24 AM Ramaphosa urges SA to embrace foreigners

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to welcome and embrace foreign nationals from the continent as the country moves to be part of a pact to enable free movement of people and encourage trade and investment after signing a protocol at the African Union summit in Kigali, Rwanda. South Africa and 43 other countries on Wednesday signed a declaration 98

March 17, 2018 7:13 PM Mnangagwa, Ramaphosa meet in Harare

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Harare on Saturday afternoon for a consultative meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The meeting was intended to further strengthen the strong economic, political, and social relations that exist between South Africa and Zimbabwe, Ramaphosa’s spokeswoman, Khusela Diko, said. Ramaphosa and Mnangagwa 69

March 16, 2018 1:44 AM Ramaphosa Zim bound to meet Mnangagwa, leaders to discuss security among other issues

Ramaphosa Zim bound to meet Mnangagwa, leaders to discuss security among other issues South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit Zimbabwe on Saturday for talks with President Emmerson Mnangagwa, his office confirmed Thursday. The South African Presidency said in a statement that Ramaphosa will also visit Mozambique on the same day as part of his regional 243

February 27, 2018 12:41 PM Ramaphosa stamps mark with cabinet reshuffle

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet, making substantial changes to ministerial positions. He reappointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister, reversing his sacking by the former President Jacob Zuma. Mr Zuma, who is facing charges of corruption, was forced to stand down earlier this month by his own party. Mr Ramaphosa 33

February 16, 2018 1:38 AM Ramaphosa succeeds Zuma as South African president… promises to tackle corruption

Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa’s president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. He was the only candidate nominated by parliament, which is dominated by his African National Congress. MPs broke into song at the announcement. In his first presidential speech, Mr Ramaphosa, 65, said he would tackle the corruption which allegedly became 40

February 14, 2018 5:07 PM Zuma talking rubbish, he did not want to work with Mbeki – Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema has rubbished President Jacob Zuma’s claim that he had spoken against the recall of former President Thabo Mbeki. Malema said the President was lying and that in fact it was Zuma who pushed for Mbeki to be removed. “He is talking rubbish, CR (Cyril Ramaphosa) is the one who opposed it. Zuma told me that we should remove Mbeki 26