South Africa’s president names Cabinet that is 50% women

World 05/29/19, 15:03

South Africa's president on Wednesday named a trimmed-down Cabinet that is 50% women, making the country's one of few in the world to be "gender-balanced."President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement followed similar moves by Ethiopia and Rwanda last year.Ramaphosa cut the Cabinet from 36 ministers to 28 as he seeks to reduce ...

Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa’s president

World 05/25/19, 04:28

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa's president.He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 people at a stadium in the capital, Pretoria.It followed his ruling African National Congress party's 57.5% victory in this month's election. It was the ...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption

World 05/22/19, 11:06

South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term.South Africa's lawmakers were sworn into the legislative body in Cape Town following elections earlier this month in which Ramaphosa's ruling African ...

South Africa chief vows to purge ANC of ‘deviant tendencies’

World 05/12/19, 10:37

South Africa's president is vowing to purge his party of "bad and deviant tendencies" as he prepares to appoint a new Cabinet following a victory in national elections.The 57% share of the vote was the worst-ever election showing for the African National Congress, which has ruled since the apartheid system ...

South Africa’s ruling ANC set to celebrate election victory

World 05/11/19, 04:02

South Africa's ruling African National Congress is preparing to celebrate its win in national elections, with the formal announcement coming later on Saturday.With 99.9% of votes counted, the ANC has 57% of the vote. It is the worst-ever showing at the polls for the party of the late Nelson Mandela, ...

South Africa’s ruling ANC cruising to lead in national vote

World 05/10/19, 01:39

The ruling African National Congress is coasting to a comfortable lead in South Africa's presidential and parliamentary elections with 76% of the vote counted, but the ongoing tally shows the party getting less support than in the previous poll five years ago.The ANC, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, had 57% ...

South Africa starts voting amid corruption, unemployment

World 05/08/19, 00:12

South Africans have started voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment.Wednesday's vote comes 25 years after the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the system of racial discrimination the country remains divided by economic inequality .The party of Nelson Mandela that has been ...

South Africa to vote amid graft scandals, high unemployment

World 05/07/19, 11:05

A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discrimination, although the country remains divided by economic inequality .The African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela that has been in ...

South Africa’s election campaigning peaks in Johannesburg

World 05/05/19, 05:10

Campaigning for South Africa's upcoming election reaches a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers.The African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela which has governed the country since the end of apartheid in 1994, is holding its final rally in ...

South Africa leader in national speech looks toward election

World 02/07/19, 12:45

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation address said Thursday the country had begun to recover from "a period of uncertainty and a loss of confidence and trust" under his scandal-ridden successor.His speech to parliament comes three months before national elections that are seen by many ...

India displays military power, cultural life on national day

World 01/26/19, 01:19

Thousands of Indians have converged on a ceremonial boulevard to watch a display of the country's military power and cultural diversity amid tight security during national day celebrations. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was the chief guest Saturday at the Republic Day parade, which celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of ...

India, South Africa to boost defense ties, trade

World 01/25/19, 04:44

India and South Africa will boost ties in key areas such as defense, maritime security and trade under a three-year strategic exchange program.The plan was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after they met in New Delhi on Friday.Two-way trade is expected ...

South African president praises German investment

World 11/20/18, 07:45

South Africa's president says Germany is an important economic partner which he hopes will expand its investment here.President Cyril Ramaphosa was speaking Tuesday in Cape Town to mark the end of the three-day state visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, second from left, with South African President ...

South Africa leaving ‘dark’ days of corruption, says leader

World 11/01/18, 14:09

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his country has survived a "dark period" when corruption was rampant and is now focused on achieving economic growth and land reform to win popular support in general elections next year.South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses members of the Foreign Correspondents Association in Johannesburg, ...

South African finance minister resigns after graft testimony

World 10/09/18, 07:07

South Africa's finance minister resigned on Tuesday after acknowledging missteps during the scandal-tainted tenure of former president Jacob Zuma.The resignation of Nhlanhla Nene was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has pledged to clean up corruption and revive South Africa's economy, which is in recession. The president appointed Tito Mboweni, ...

South African finance minister criticized after testimony

Africa 10/08/18, 02:12

South Africa's finance minister is under pressure after he acknowledged visiting the home of a business family linked to alleged corruption under former president Jacob Zuma.Opposition parties are criticizing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, whose appointment to President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet this year was widely welcomed as a break from the ...

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