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South Africa’s Ramaphosa tells Putin ‘war’ must end

South Africa’s Ramaphosa tells Putin ‘war’ must end

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is in Russia as part of a peace-seeking delegation, on Saturday told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the conflict in Ukraine had to stop. “This war must be settled… through negotiations and through diplomatic means,” said Ramaphosa. He added that his delegation, consisting of seven African leaders, “would […]
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South Africa announces 21-day nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 spike

South Africa announces 21-day nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 spike

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a 21-day national lockdown as the country’s coronavirus figures surged on Monday to over 400 from 274 as at Sunday. According to the president, the measure will start effectively Thursday, March 26. He said the move was to help disrupt the rise of the coronavirus which has been […]

Recession: Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s economic council meeting

Recession: Okonjo-Iweala attends South Africa’s economic council meeting

Former Finance Minister Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala met on Friday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and the country’s Economic Advisory Council to discuss “growth for the South African economy”. Dr Okonjo-Iweala, in a tweet on her verified Twitter account, shared pictures of herself with the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, and others with the caption: […]

South African president vows not to privatise power utility

South African president vows not to privatise power utility

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday said the country’s debt-laden power utility Eskom would not be privatised and pledged to restore it to full capacity. Rolling blackouts were implemented several times last year to prevent the grid collapsing and resumed last weekend despite a government promise not to ration power during the first two […]

South African gov’t unveils tourism safety plan amid rising crimes

South African gov’t unveils tourism safety plan amid rising crimes

The South African government on Friday unveiled a tourism safety plan as rising crimes poses a serious threat to the tourism industry. The plan was crafted after the tourism sector has raised great concern about safety affecting tourism. Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said in a statement that the number of international arrivals in South Africa […]