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S. African president calls for cooperation, caution amid COVID-19 resurgence

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With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world and damaging economies, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for cooperation and caution to curb...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African president promises not to let women down amid rising gender-based violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday promised not to let women down as gender-based violence claimed more lives of women in the country. ...
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35 artists arrested for blocking busy highway in South Africa

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A total of 35 South Africans were arrested on Wednesday and two trucks impounded after artists blocked the busy N3 highway while protesting...
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South African president sends condolences to teen allegedly killed by police

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday sent condolences to the family of a 16 year-old boy allegedly killed by the police this week. ...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Corruption to dent South Africa as credible investment destination – expert

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Corruption will dent the image of South Africa's reputation as a credible investment designation, said the Minerals Council South Africa on Thursday. ...
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South Africans outraged by widespread graft problem

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Alleged corruption in the procurement of goods and services in fighting the coronavirus pandemic "has caused outrage among South Africans and among us...
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South African president mobilizes society to curb gender-based violence

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Amid a surge in gender-based violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday tried to mobilize the whole society to curb the scourge. "The...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

South Africa publishes list of tenders for COVID-19 services amid graft scandals

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Gripped by corruption scandals, the South African government on Wednesday published a full list of all companies who have been awarded contracts for the...
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South African president reprimands finance minister for interfering in Zambia’s internal affairs

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has "strongly reprimanded" Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for criticising the removal of Zambia's Central Bank Governor Denny Kalyalya, the Presidency said...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

AU chairperson pledges unwavering support for AfCFTA

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the African Union (AU) Chairperson, has pledged his "unwavering support" for the implementation of the...
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Government revenues in Africa are estimated to drop in 2020 – Cyril Ramaphosa

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Government revenues in Africa are estimated to drop in 2020 by $45 billion, from the pre-COVID forecast, the African Union (AU) Chairperson, President Cyril...
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South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Andrew Mlangeni dies at 95

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South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni has died at the age of 95. President Cyril Ramaphosa described the death as "the end of...
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South African president signs border management bill into law

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Border Management Authority Bill of 2020 into law as the country is facing a growing challenge...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egypt’s president, African Union chair discuss Nile dam

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Egypt's president and the African Union (AU) chairperson discussed on Friday the recent round of talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the...
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Africa Requires Ethiopia Fill Its Dam

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July 17, 2020 Ethiopia is entering a crucial period for the future of its nation, as we approach the second half of July. Ethiopia must...
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South African president extends troop deployment to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to extend troop deployment across the country to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the parliament said on...
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South Africa plans phased resumption of overnight accommodation in national parks

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) authority said on Friday that it is preparing to recall its hospitality staff for a phased re-opening of...
Gender violence

South African president condemns surge in gender-based violence during COVID-19 lockdown

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday condemned a rapid rise in gender-based violence during the COVID-19 lockdown, urging all South Africans to join fight against...
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South African president refers information bill to parliament

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has requested the parliament to reconsider the Protection of State Information Bill (PSIB) based on reservations about its constitutional validity, his...
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South Africa wants COVID-19 vaccine to be shared by all

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Any COVID-19 vaccine, if developed in the world, should be made freely and equitably available to citizens of all countries, South African President Cyril...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Solutions to Africa’s problems reside within Africa itself

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) chairperson, on Monday stressed the role of African countries in resolving African...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed by the National Assembly

South Africa’s parliament calls for full implementation of personal information act

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South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday called for the full implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). In a statement emailed...
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South African president lauds nurses for role played in combating COVID-19

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To commemorate International Nurses Day, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa applauded the role that thousands of nurses played in the fight against the novel...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African President calls for debt cancellations for poor African countries to aid coronavirus...

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday called for lifting the waiver of interest payments and possible cancellation of debt for Africa's low-income countries...
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South African government urged to intervene in addressing testing backlogs

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South Africa's Western Cape, the epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, on Friday urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in addressing worsening testing...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Pledging conference raises US$61 million towards Africa’s COVID-19 Response Fund

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The African continent has received a total of 61 million U.S. dollars to the COVID-19 Response Fund to be used to tackle the pandemic...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

South Africa pledges support for global efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccine

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday pledged his country's support for the global effort to develop, manufacture and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. ...
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South African president defends ban on tobacco sale

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President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that the government's decision to extend a ban on tobacco sale was based on "careful consideration and discussion." ...
South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members arrive at the Rand Light Infantry on 23 March 2020 in Johannesburg. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a three-week national lockdown on Monday evening, saying the army would patrol the streets along with the police to ensure the lockdown is respected. Photo: Gallo Images/ Dino Lloyd

Ramaphosa warns of spike of new COVID-19 infections in South Africa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa warned on Monday that the COVID-19 infection rate in South Africa will continue to rise at a much faster rate in...
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South African welcomes Cuban medical specialists deployed to curb COVID-19

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday welcomed 217 Cuban medical professionals who have been deployed to the country to combat the spread of...