'Stop hoarding vaccines,' - Cyril Ramaphosa tells rich nations
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on wealthy countries to release their excess doses of coronavirus vaccines for countries that need them.
South African borders to reopen to most countries on October 1st
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said Wednesday that borders will reopen to most countries next month as the country further eases anti-coronavirus measures. The continent's most industrialized economy shuttered its borders at the start of a strict lockdown on March 27 to limit the spread of the virus.
Ramaphosa introduces set of new bills against gender-based violence
Battling South Africa's "second pandemic", President Cyril Ramaphosa steps up the fight against gender-based violence, announcing what he calls the country's most far-reaching legislative overhaul against femicide. Also, record downpours in Senegal kill at least six and leave thousands homeless. The government says it has launched an emergency plan to help those in need, but residents say they're still waiting for assistance. And we tell you more about a shepherd-turned-musician from Lesotho whose tunes have captivated audiences from Africa to Europe.
South Africa faces 'Coronavirus storm' (C. Ramaphosa)
In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said a 'Coronavirus storm' has arrived with the number of cases passing 400,000. We'll also bring a report from Algeria about the closure of all non-essential shops to combat Covid-19 there, as businesses were counting on a key week in the retail calendar with the Eid holiday around the corner. And in Ivory Coast, we'll take a look at attempts to clean up a district in Abidjan seen as one of the most troubled spots in the city. But with elections looming, some see the move as a superficial move to gain votes.
South Africa lockdown 'no longer sustainable' despite surge in cases
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that he was trying "to balance our overriding objective of saving lives and protecting livelihoods." Around 40% of South Africans live below the poverty line; the lockdown hit them hard.
Nigeria, South Africa work to bolster trade relations
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in South Africa where talks on trade, human capital development, security and more are being held with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. To assess Nigeria and South Africa’s trade relations Egie Akpata, Director at Union Capital Markets and CNBC Africa reporter Karabo Letlhatlha give insight into this state visit.
SA, Nigeria boost trade ties
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa discussed political and economic ties that the two countries have and how they plan to make them stronger. CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha spoke with the minister of trade and industry, Ebrahim Patel.
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, speaks on Xenophobia
Nigerians in South Africa and in Nigeria have continued to express their displeasure at the ongoing Xenophobic attacks.
South African leader defends contested fundraising campaign
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa maintains that his ANC presidential campaign, known as CR17, was legitimate and that there was no misuse of public funds. The South African president answered questions on party funding in parliament after the country's ethics watchdog accused him of having misled Parliament last year over a 500,000-rand (36,000-dollar 32,000-euro) donation to his campaign from a company facing corruption allegations.
The status of gender equality in South Africa
During Women’s Month gender equality becomes a major focus in business and society, but such issues are fought by the Commission for Gender Equality on a daily basis. President Cyril Ramaphosa echoed the importance of gender equity recently as he has appointed nine new commissioners to the Commission. Joining CNBC Africa is Tamara Mathebula, acting Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality.