President Cyril Ramaphosa celebrates his 70th birthday | The Citizen

President Cyril Ramaphosa is celebrating his 70th birthday today with many South African wishing him well. But this is South Africa, so a fair few are also critical in their birthday messages to the president. Born on November 17, 1952 in Johannesburg, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa is South Africa’s fifth democratically elected president as well as … Read more

‘ANC image will remain tarnished with or without Ramaphosa’ – analyst | The Citizen

President of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa might have survived a grueling National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Nasrec over the weekend, but this does not mean the battle for the soul of the governing party is over. This is according to political analyst Professor André Duvenhage in response to the NEC meeting … Read more

Ramaphosa has already won – Limpopo | The Citizen

Hands off our president: these are the words of the Limpopo ANC directed to those calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step aside ahead of the party’s national elective conference next month amid his controversial Phala Phala game farm saga. The ANC in the province said calls by other sections of the party calling for … Read more

Ramaphosa slams ‘out of reach’ climate aid for poorer nations | The Citizen

South Africa’s president, whose coal-dependent country is among the world’s biggest polluters, Tuesday criticised international funders for making it difficult for poorer nations to access aid to fight climate change. Support from multilateral organisations “is out of reach of the majority of the world’s population due to lending policies that are risk-averse and carry onerous … Read more

Funding for Africa’s green transition in spotlight as Ramaphosa arrives in Egypt for COP27 | The Citizen

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Egypt to participate in the Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit. The two-day summit, which is set to take place on Monday and Tuesday, will kick off the 2022 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known as COP27, at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Conference Centre. ARRIVAL: HE President … Read more

Lindiwe Sisulu criticises Ramaphosa, insists he must step aside | The Citizen

Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa’s leadership and reiterated her call that he must lead by example and step aside, pending the outcome of investigations into the Phala Phala farm robbery scandal. Sisulu said she had noted utterances attributed to Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya in his response to her call this week … Read more

Ramaphosa appoints new inspector-general of intelligence to strengthen capability | The Citizen

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Imtiaz Ahmed Fazel as the head of inspector-general of intelligence (IGI) and he will sit in office on 1 November 2022. Fazel succeeds former IGI boss Setlhomamaru Isaac Dintwe, whose term ended on 15 March 2022. New intelligence boss approved by parliament The Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) commenced … Read more

Daily news update: Sisulu on Ramaphosa, R1.8m beds for MPs, Deadly Finetown shooting | The Citizen

Here’s your morning news update: An easy-to-read selection of our top stories. Stay up to date with The Citizen – More News, Your Way. African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) member Lindiwe Sisulu says the criteria she will use in supporting and electing someone is the track record of the person in the … Read more

Limpopo ANC meets Mbeki: ‘Former presidents developed a perchance to publicly attack Ramaphosa’ | The Citizen

A disenchanted Limpopo ANC will on Friday meet former president Thabo Mbeki in a bid to forge unity in the already bruising political relations between three former ANC presidents and the incumbent, President Cyril Ramaphosa. The province at the weekend accused former presidents Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma of having developed a penchant … Read more

What next for Ramaphosa as ANC conference looms? | The Citizen

With less than two months to go until the African National Congress gathers to elect a leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa appears weakened as he seeks to retain the helm of South Africa’s fractured ruling party. A scandal over millions of dollars allegedly found stashed at his luxury farmhouse has stained the image of Ramaphosa, who … Read more