CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Moving towards a professional and capable public service
The draft National Implementation Framework aims to ensure that public service is professional, insulated from undue political interference and appointments are made on merit.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Attacks on judiciary should not be taken lightly
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that South Africans should be concerned when those who occupied prominent positions in society made statements that demonstrated a disdain for the basic principles of our Constitution and the institutions established to defend our democracy.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: COVID-19 recovery requires difficult decisions to be taken
While our temporary COVID relief measures have helped, the country will not be able to sustain them indefinitely, writes Cyril Ramaphosa.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: COVID corrupt will not get to enjoy their ill-gotten gains
Our experience in the procurement of essential supplies and services during the national state of disaster is disgraceful, writes Cyril Ramphosa.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: What we got right as AU chair despite our baptism of fire
Our most pressing task was to steer the focus of the African Union to addressing the worst global emergency in over a century, writes Cyril Ramaphosa.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: SA COVID-19 vaccine drive must ensure no one is left behind
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that all South Africans need to work together to build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine, to demonstrate its effectiveness and its safety – and to emphasise its vital importance in overcoming the disease.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: We need to work together to rebuild and transform our economy
In his first weekly letter for 2021, the president said for South Africa, as for most countries around the world, the year 2021 will be extremely challenging.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Place generosity at the centre of reconciliation efforts
For every negative story of racism that makes the news, there are countless other positive stories of racial integration, writes President Ramaphosa.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: It's a priority to mainstream rights of those with disabilities
In his weekly newsletter, the president said while the coronavirus pandemic had caused great hardship for all South Africans, the impact had been particularly severe for many persons with disabilities.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: This year, World Aids Day takes place in difficult conditions
While we have reduced HIV-related deaths and new infections, we still are far from reaching our goal, writes President Cyril Ramaphosa.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: South Africa remains an attractive investment destination
As South Africa hosts the third South Africa Investment Conference this week, President Ramaphosa says that beyond its contribution to national GDP, investment stimulates and supports the growth of local economies, with direct material benefits for our people.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: A COVID-19 resurgence risks our economy & our lives
A resurgence at any scale will not just dramatically reverse our health gains. It will choke the green shoots of economic recovery that have emerged, and take us back from spring to winter.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: To the matric class of 2020, I wish you the very best
At your tender age, there are so many demands upon you. And yet you have come this far, writes Cyril Ramphosa to matriculants beginning exams this week.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: 'Deadly' public transport must be regulated
We cannot achieve the economic growth and recovery we aspire towards if people cannot get to work on time and safely.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: How the employment stimulus plan will help immediately
The Presidential Employment Stimulus is unprecedented in its scale and breadth, involving a public investment of R100 billion over the next three years.
RAMAPHOSA: Senekal shows how easily racial hatred can be stoked
The killing of a young white farmer, allegedly by black men, followed by the spectacle of white farmers storming a police station to get to a black suspect, has opened up wounds that go back many generations.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Widening access to farm land is a national priority
Transforming patterns of agricultural land ownership is vital not just to address the historical injustices of the past, but to safeguard our nation’s food security.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Plans to ease load shedding are in place
We can draw encouragement, confidence and hope from the measures we are taking now to address our immediate electricity challenges, writes the president.