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S.Africa’s new president vows faster land redistribution

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who came to power last month, vowed on Wednesday to “escalate the pace” of redistributing land from wealthy whites to poorer blacks. Land ownership is a sensitive subject in South Africa, 24 years after the end of apartheid rule, and …

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S.Africa ANC leader courts estranged ally

Centurion, SOUTH AFRICA | AFP | South African President and ruling ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa stepped up the charm offensive Sunday to lure firebrand Julius Malema back to the party he was expelled from in 2012. Ahead of a general election due in 2019, a weekend-long voter registration drive was …

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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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