OPINION: Eulogy by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the funeral of Joseph Shabalala
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the eulogy at the funeral of late music icon Joseph Shabalala, who is the founder of Grammy award-winning isicathamiya group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: A new frontier for youth development
For our country to prosper and thrive we must do all within our means to ensure young people can participate in our economy in a meaningful way, the president wrote in his weekly newsletter.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: A united South Africa can achieve great success
President Cyril Ramaphosa urges South Africans to look back at the release of Nelson Mandela and unity that it culminated in with the country's first democratic elections and to apply those lessons to the challenges facing South Africa today.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Empowering women fundamental for a prosperous Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa hopes to achieve many things during South Africa's chairship of the African Union, with the economic empowerment of the continent's women a top priority.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: We are failing our children
In his weekly letter to the nation, the president said too many young lives had been lost, too many children hurt and traumatised.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: We will restore our SOEs to health
As public representatives and civil servants we derive our legitimacy from our ability to act professionally as we serve the public and manage state resources to the benefit of the public, the president wrote in his weekly newsletter.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: True reconciliation is not only about social cohesion
President Cyril Ramaphosa says true reconciliation is not only about social cohesion. It is also about political and economic transformation.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Eskom, SAA, Prasa - we'll do what we must to save them
Despite the depth of current challenges, none of our SOEs is lost, says the president.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Water security is critical to our economy
South Africa must improve access to water for communities, upgrade water infrastructure, and manage water more carefully, or face social unrest, writes the president.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: The ‘unfinished business’ of nation-building
Rredress continues to be a crucial pillar of government policy, whether it is in land reform, employment equity or in economic transformation, writes the President in his weekly newsletter.
RAMAPHOSA: Our gender-based violence fight-back well on its way
I have taken personal responsibility to ensure the emergency plan is implemented, and I will provide our citizens with regular reports on our progress, promises President Cyril Ramaphosa in his latest weekly letter.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Investment achievements need to be celebrated
While acknowledging that while South Africa still had some way to go to reach our target of R1.2 trillion over the next three years, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the investment gains made so far should be celebrated.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: United we stand
We often fail to appreciate just how far we have come since that iconic moment in 1995 when a South African first held aloft the Rugby World Cup Trophy in building a society that offers equal opportunity to all regardless of race, gender or social circumstances.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: A reminder that Africa wants trade more than aid
With the African Continental Free Trade Area coming into operation, this is an Africa that is able to trade and engage on its own terms, writes Cyril Ramaphosa.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Permanent Eskom CEO will be appointed 'soon'
In his weekly message to the country, President Ramaphosa says it's understandable that South Africans are frustrated and angry following the latest round of load shedding.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: We must make it easier to do business in South Africa
President Ramaphosa says if we are to create jobs and reduce poverty, we need to grow our economy at a much faster pace. For that, we need much more investment, from both local and international business.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: South Africa’s future lies in Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa says the time is right for a new era of intra-African trade, where African countries no longer look abroad for the products and services they need, but to other countries on this continent.
CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Government finalising a clear economic growth strategy
In the first weekly message ‘From the Desk of the President’, Cyril Ramaphosa says much of the confidence that the country had 20 months ago has dissipated as the reality of the problems we face became clearer.