20°C / 22°C
  • Thu
  • 12°C
  • 2°C
  • Fri
  • 15°C
  • 0°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 2°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 2°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 2°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 15°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 14°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 4°C
  • Fri
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 4°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 12°C
  • 2°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 0°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 2°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 2°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 4°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 4°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 15°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 2°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 13°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 11°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 14°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 12°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 4°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 10°C
  • 1°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 2°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 2°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 3°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 4°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 2°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 4°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 11°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 14°C
  • 10°C

Ramaphosa speaks out against corruption, factionalism

The deputy president presented his OR Tambo memorial lecture in Braamfischerville on Saturday.

South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa talks to potential investors during discussions at a Brand South Africa briefing at the World Economic Forum in Switerland on 17 January 2017. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says it’s time to get rid of factions and division within the African National Congress (ANC).

The deputy president presented his OR Tambo memorial lecture in Braamfischerville on Saturday.

On corruption in the South Africa, Ramaphosa says arrests should be made if there are people robbing the country of its money.

He says everything that holds the South African economy back must be attended to.

“If corruption holds our economy back, we must solve the problem of corruption. If state capture holds our economy, we must solve the problem of state capture.”

The deputy president says if money belonging to the people of South Africa is going to certain families, this problem must be solved.

Ramaphosa adds it’s the responsibility of the ruling party to provide solutions.

“If there are certain individuals robbing the people of our country of the money that should go to them, we are the ones who must solve it.”

During his address he also highlighted the importance of having more women in leadership positions within the ANC.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus