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South African President heartbroken as COVID-19 kills Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile of the AmaRharhabe Kingdom

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his profound sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile, Regent of the Royal House of the amaRharhabe.  Queen Noloyiso, widow of the late King Maxhobha...

Read full remarks by African Union chair Cyril Ramaphosa to International Labor Organization Global Summit on COVID-19

Your Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It has been just over a year since we adopted the Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work at the 108th International Labour Conference. 

Minister Mthembu welcomes new DG of the DPME

The Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu, welcomes the new Director-General for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), Mr Robert Nkuna, who joins the DPME after serving in the same position in the...

African Union chair Ramaphosa to address leaders at International Labor Organization’s global summit on COVID-19

African Union Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday July 8, 2020, participate in the International Labor Organization (ILO)’s Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work. Ramaphosa is scheduled to address the virtual Global Leaders Day...

African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes resumption of Nile dam negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union, welcomed the resumption of Trilateral Negotiations between the Parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD).

Ramaphosa urges South Africans to protect the elders against COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday urged South Africans to protect their elders against contracting COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, which is deadlier among those with underlying respiratory conditions and the elders.

South Africa mourns playwright legend Welcome Msomiu

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa’s creative community has lost a significant treasure with the passing of playwright and entrepreneur Mr Welcome Msomi. The President has expressed his condolences to the family, friends...

South Africa mourns veteran actress Mary Twala

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his deep sadness at the passing of veteran actor and Esteemed Member of the Order of Ikhamanga, Ms Mary Twala. Mama Twala passed away today, Saturday, 04 July...

MTN Group appoints Stephen Blewett and Uche Ofodile as CEOs MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin respectively

MTN Group on Thursday announced the appointment of new chief executive officers for two of its West African operations, MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin. Stephen Blewett, the current CEO of MTN Benin, will take the helm at MTN Cameroon on 1 August...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits Mpumalanga COVID-19 facilities

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday, July 3, 2020, visit the Ehlanzeni District Municipality to assess the Mpumalanga’s provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mpumalanga province currently accounts to 0,8...

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