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.
South Africa power crisis: Severe blackouts shut down mines
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.
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.
Nigeria, South Africa step up security amid looting
Under growing international pressure, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the xenophobic attacks "totally unacceptable." But African leaders and citizens do not seem satisfied.
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.
South Africa swears in Cyril Ramaphosa as president
The 66-year-old was unanimously elected as president by parliament after his African National Congress won the legislative vote on May 8. The new president faces a huge challenge to revive the country's ailing economy.
Election victory give Ramaphosa mandate to battle corruption
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress has won a sixth-straight election victory, but with its lowest share of the vote since the end of Apartheid. Ramaphosa now faces the tasks of reviving South Africa’s flagging economy and fighting corruption.