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Cyril Ramaphosa

BRIEF: SO-NA, So good

In case you missed it, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address last week covered the basics, but didn’t inspire enough confidence. It’s the same old story: good ideas and goodwill for Ramaphosa, but a faction-riven governing party and bloated cabinet getting in the way. As Business Day’s Carol Paton points out: “What is needed is …

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THE BIG STORY: A SHOT IN THE ARM – OF HOPE

Relief. You could see it on the faces of healthcare workers receiving the first Covid-19 vaccines this week, and feel it in the air as the country took in the news. Nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi, four other healthcare workers, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, all received SA’s first vaccines in Khayelitsha on Wednesday. …

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BRIEF: “A new chapter” for Covid as vaccines land, restrictions lift

On Monday night, South Africa gathered for another family meeting in front of our televisions. This time, President Cyril Ramaphosa had some good news to share: the first batch of vaccines from the Serum Institute in India (SII) landed safely on South African soil. He said this is the beginning of “a new chapter in …

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Explainer: Who is the ATM and why are they gunning for Cyril?

A small party you’ve probably never heard of wants to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa from power on Thursday. Why? ANC internal factional politics. On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa will face his first motion of no confidence in the National Assembly. The motion was brought by a political party, the African Transformation Movement (ATM), a party …

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