President Cyril Ramaphosa is tipped to retain his role as leader of the ruling ANC, but faces a wave of backlash from factions loyal to former president Jacob Zuma. Also in this edition: we speak to the head of the International Organization for Migration in Chad, where 27 people recently lost their lives in the Sahara.
Calls grow for the South African President to step down after an independent probe finds grounds for possible impeachment proceedings. We speak to our correspondent in Cape Town. December 1st is World AIDS day.
4 May 2021
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says the ruling ANC should have done more to fight graft during Zuma's presidency. Ramaphosa was testifying in a probe on how the Gupta family was able to 'capture the state.'
27 Jan 2021
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on wealthy countries to release their excess doses of coronavirus vaccines for countries that need them.
17 Sep 2020
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.
10 Sep 2020
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.
27 Jul 2020
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.
20 Jun 2020
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.
11 Dec 2019
South Africa is facing severe electricity crisis, causing power cuts and mine closures. President Cyril Ramaphosa has had to cut short his official visit to Egypt and come home to deal with the problem.
19 Nov 2019
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.
13 Oct 2019
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.
5 Sep 2019
Under growing international pressure, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the xenophobic attacks "totally unacceptable." But African leaders and citizens do not seem satisfied.