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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)

Pan-African Parliament gives South African president thumbs up as AU chair

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The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) on Friday said there are confident the African Union (AU) would make progress under South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's chairship. ...

South African president’s SONA suspended due to disruption

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Due to uncontrolled chaos, Parliament Speaker Thandi Modise on Thursday evening suspended a joint sitting of Parliament, where President Cyril Ramaphosa was meant to...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed by the National Assembly

South African president expected to focus on the economic crisis at SONA

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As South Africa's economy is still in the doldrums and numerous companies laying off thousands of workers, experts said President Cyril Ramaphosa should prioritize...
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South African president outlines measures to address high youth unemployment

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday unveiled a series of measures to address high youth unemployment, saying solving this problem remains his foremost...
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South African president calls for unity to confront challenges

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday commemorated the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, calling for unity to confront challenges. Inequality,...
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South African president leaves for Ethiopia to assume AU chairmanship

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa left for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday to assume the chairmanship of the African Union (AU). Ramaphosa...
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South African president proclaims commencement of legislation against rising gender-based violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed the commencement of legislation that establishes dedicated sexual offences courts to combat rising gender-based violence, the Presidency said on...
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South African president pushes for “capable state”

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President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Monday to build "a capable state," saying improved governance will better the lives of South Africans, especially the poor. ...
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South African president urged to respond to worsening drought

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President Cyril Ramaphosa must take drastic steps to cope with a worsening drought that has gripped large parts of the country, the opposition Democratic...
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South African president to highlight economy as ruling party marks 108 anniversary

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As South Africa's ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) celebrating its 108 anniversary, President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to focus on the stagnant...
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South African president urged to cancel Egypt visit to handle worsening electricity crisis

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to cancel his planned visit to Egypt to fix the worsening electricity crisis. ...
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South African president urges swift police action amid growing gender-based violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday urged police to intensify the manhunt for the killer of a female student as the country is haunted by...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda, March 20-21, 2018

South African president bemoans gender based violence crisis

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With South Africa's soaring gender-based violence cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday said the "crisis" of violence against women and children was a "shame...
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President Cyril Ramaphosa calls for national healing following xenophobic violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday called for national healing following xenophobic violence that had gripped parts of the country recently. South Africans...
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South African president pledges to revitalize SOEs

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday pledged to revitalize state-owned enterprises (SOEs), some of them are facing severe financial and operational challenges. ...
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S. African president to form cabinet with “requisite skills”

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Newly-elected President Cyril Ramaphosa will form a cabinet which possesses "requisite skills, experience, representativity and a commitment to the public services," his office said...
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S. African president promises to embark on economic reforms

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With South Africa's slow economic growth, stubborn unemployment, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the Goldman Sachs investors conference that his government would focus on...
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S. African president calls for unity to improve tourism

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on African countries to work together to improve the tourism sector and make the continent a destination...
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Seven Day National Mourning Declared in South Africa for Flood Victims

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday declared a week-long national mourning for the 70 flood victims in what was believed to be the...
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President Cyril Ramaphosa Condemns Attack on Kenya

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday condemned Tuesday's terrorist attack on Kenya which left at least 15 people dead and many others injured....
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South Africa’s National Minimum Wage Bill Becomes A Law

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the National Minimum Wage Bill (NMWB) which sets an historic precedent in the protection of low-earning workers...
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S. African president pledges to configurate “over-bloated” government

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Friday to configurate his government which has been criticized for being "over-bloated." A review of the size and...
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South African president appoints inquiry commission into tax administration

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday appointed a commission of inquiry into tax administration in the South African Revenue Service (SARS). The move is...
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Cyril Ramaphosa pledges to increase South Africans national minimum wage

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Tuesday to increase the national minimum wage (NMW) over time in a way that meaningfully reduces poverty...

South Africa’s president repeats call for land redistribution

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday reiterated the government's quest of land redistribution to bring about equity. "We will intensify our struggle to return...
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S. African president calls for maximum restraint in dealing with violent protests

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called on law-enforcement agencies to exercise maximum restraint in execution of their duties to return calm and normalcy to...
South African President Jacob Zuma hosts the Presidential Investor Luncheon and World Economic Forum review in Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb. 9, 2016. South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday the government and business alike should work to ensure that investment should not be allowed to slow down in difficult times. (Xinhua/DOC/Elmond Jiyane)

South African Zuma fires FinMin in cabinet reshuffle

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South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle that affects at least 15 ministers and deputy...

South African president to visit Namibia

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South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to be in Namibia next week on a working visit. In a statement Thursday, President...
South African President Jacob Zuma hosts the Presidential Investor Luncheon and World Economic Forum review in Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb. 9, 2016. South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday the government and business alike should work to ensure that investment should not be allowed to slow down in difficult times. (Xinhua/DOC/Elmond Jiyane)

Zuma promises to solve economic hardship

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If investment slows down, "we may lose our comparative advantage to others who are able to invest and develop faster and better ways...
South African President Jacob Zuma addresses a media briefing after meeting with leaders of organizations representing foreigners in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 24, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners, assuring them of maximum protection. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

South African president vows to pursue economic transformation

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"We have to work further in 2016 to achieve broader and more meaningful black economic empowerment and participation in the economy," Zuma said...