Cyril Ramaphosa

Biden to meet South Africa leader amid differences on Russia

South Africa's neutral position is largely because of the support the Soviet Union gave during the Cold War era to Ramaphosa's African National Congress in its fight to end apartheid.

published on : 2nd September 2022

Thousands gather at royal palace to fete South Africa's new Zulu king Misuzulu

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who in March recognised Misuzulu as the rightful king, is to formally certify the crowning at a ceremony in the coming months.

published on : 20th August 2022

Blinken meets South Africa leader Ramaphosa, heads to Congo 

The cordial meeting did not mask the differences between the US and South Africa over Russia's war in Ukraine. South Africa has remained neutral on the war.

published on : 9th August 2022

Introduction of wild cheetahs to Indian reserves involves risks and opportunities: top South African expert

The plan to introduce the cheetah by November last year in Madhya Pradesh's Kuno, spread over 750 kilometres in the state's Chambal region, suffered a setback due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 7th August 2022

'Will not get intimidated', says South African President Ramaphosa as opposition calls for impeachment

Ramaphosa, 69, has been under pressure in recent times over theft of foreign currency on his farm, frequent power outages across the country, the surge in crime rates and rising fuel prices.

published on : 16th July 2022

Graft-accused Gupta brothers face extradition to S.Africa from UAE

Dubai police confirmed Tuesday they had arrested Atul and Rajesh Gupta after receiving a so-called red notice from Interpol and were coordinating with the S. African authorities for their extradition.

published on : 11th June 2022

No power or water for days; 341 dead in South Africa floods as hunt for survivors widens

Some areas received more than 450 millimetres (18 inches) in 48 hours, amounting to nearly half of Durban's annual rainfall of 1,009 mm, the national weather service said.

published on : 15th April 2022

South Africa widens hunt for Zuma allies to India, China

President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to fight corruption in a direct reference to the accusations levelled at his predecessor Zuma.

published on : 19th February 2018

Jacob Zuma's reluctant exit paves way for new South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Zuma, who had no formal education, was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela under apartheid and rose through the ranks of the ANC to take power in 2009.

published on : 15th February 2018

President Jacob Zuma triggers crisis by refusing ANC's exit order

Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule, the party's secretary-general, had personally delivered a request for Zuma to resign to the president's official residence in Pretoria at about midnight.

published on : 13th February 2018

South Africa political deadlock as President Jacob Zuma clings to power

Cyril Ramaphosa, the president-in-waiting, and the ruling ANC party have said negotiations should be concluded within days.

published on : 10th February 2018