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South African president pledges to revitalize SOEs

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"We have to work further in 2016 to achieve broader and more meaningful black economic empowerment and participation in the economy," Zuma said...
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South African president calls for firm action to deal with university violence

"At the same time, while violent student responses have been condemned, the management of universities must open up legitimate channels for discussion and dialogue...
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South African president happy about improvement of competitiveness

"We are happy to learn that South Africa as a maturing democracy continues to make significant strides towards ensuring that we are a globally...

South African president to facilitate FOCAC summit

As co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) for the period 2012-2018, South Africa looks forward to hosting the second FOCAC summit which...
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South African president stresses need to save jobs in steel sector

South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday urged the government, business and labour to work tirelessly together to save jobs in the iron and...
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Collapsing mining firms will get support from Jacob Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday pledged to "build partnership with" major mining companies in the country, following a recession in the sector....
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South African president upbeat about economic growth

Despite the slow growth globally, South Africa's economic growth is expected to increase steadily to at least three percent over the next three years,...
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South African president calls for establishment of SADC parliament

South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to establish its regional parliament to help advance regional...

South African president to attend inauguration of Nigerian president-elect

South African President Jacob Zuma will attend Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration which "presents an ideal opportunity" to further strengthen and consolidate historic and...
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Jacob Zuma warns culprits of xenophobic violence

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday warned "those behind the ongoing xenophobic violence" to immediately stop or face the law. ...
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South Africa?s President Marks Clocks Another Milestone

South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday celebrated his 73rd birthday with a wish "for all South Africans to live together in peace and...
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South African president wants to see more black industrialists

South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday vowed to achieve economic transformation characterized by more factories and other means of production being owned by...
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South African president to answer questions again in parliament

South African President Jacob Zuma's office on Thursday submitted Nov. 3, 2015 as the date for the president to answer questions again in parliament. This...