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Ramaphosa names Zuma in new South Africa cabinet

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP |  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a sweeping reshuffle Monday that saw Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma named Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. She is one of up to 12 women ministers named in the cabinet reshuffle (making 45% of ministers and …

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LIVE: Ramaphosa announces cabinet reshuffle

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP |  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who took office 11 days ago, has reshuffled cabinet Monday as he draws a line under his graft-tainted predecessor Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa announced his new ministers in a televised address from the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the seat of …

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The Ramaphosa moment

How many Messiahs can one country take? Kampala, Uganda | DAVID EVERATT | Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa – forgive me, President Ramaphosa – is self-evidently a private and reserved human being. Since his decision to contest the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC), he has been the subject of an endless …

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‘New dawn’ for S.Africa, says new president Ramaphosa

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday hailed “a new dawn” for the country in his first policy speech after Jacob Zuma’s bruising nine-year term came to an end. “We should put all the negativity that has dogged our country behind us …

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S.Africa’s Ramaphosa vows to ‘turn the tide’ on corruption

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday hailed “a new dawn” as he pledged to tackle corruption that his predecessor Jacob Zuma is accused of fostering. In his first major speech after Zuma’s bruising nine-year term ended, Ramaphosa outlined a grand vision to …

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S.Africa crisis: The Ramaphosa era opens

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s parliament on Thursday chose Cyril Ramaphosa, an anti-apartheid activist who became a wealthy businessman, to be president after Jacob Zuma, tarred by scandal, was forced from office. Here is a timeline of events behind the dramatic change of power: – Rise of …

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President Ramaphosa to tackle corruption

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday used his first speech in office to vow to fight government corruption, in a direct reference to accusations levelled against his predecessor Jacob Zuma. “Issues to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten …

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SOUTH AFRICA PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA RESIGNS

BREAKING: S.Africa’s Zuma throws in towel Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South African President Jacob Zuma has announced his resignation in a TV address on Wednesday. “I have thereof come to the decision to resign as the President of the Republic of South Africa with immediate effect,” a somber …

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Zuma defies the ANC, refuses to resign

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s ruling ANC party was locked in closed-door discussions on Monday night, wrangling over the fate of Jacob Zuma after the scandal-tainted president refused to resign. The party’s powerful 107-member national executive committee (NEC) met at a hotel outside Pretoria, but gave no official …

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