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Online alcohol stores and delivery apps were dealing with high volumes of orders after President Cyril Ramaphosas announcement to further reopen the economy PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African shoppers filled trolleys with cases of beer and cider and bottles of whiskey and wine on Monday as the government eased the coronavirus lockdown to allow the sale of alcohol to resume after a nineweek ban http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica-alcohol/south-african-shoppers-stock-up-on-booze-as-sales-resume-idUSKBN2383C72020-06-02
JOHANNESBURG South Africas churches and other places of worship can reopen their doors from June but will be limited to 50 people President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday as coronavirus lockdown rules are further eased PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africas churches and other places of worship can reopen their doors from June but will be limited to 50 people President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday as coronavirus lockdown rules are further eased http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-let-places-of-worship-reopen-from-june-idUSKBN2322TI2020-05-27
JOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday a further easing of South Africas coronavirus lockdown from June 1 allowing the vast majority of the economy to return to full capacity PositiveJOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday a further easing of South Africas coronavirus lockdown from June 1 allowing the vast majority of the economy to return to full capacity http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-african-president-says-lockdown-to-ease-from-june-1-idUSKBN2300PQ2020-05-25
President Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a 21day lockdown from March 26 that was later extended to the end of April NegativePresident Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a 21day lockdown from March 26 that was later extended to the end of April http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-growthpoint-rent/south-africas-growthpoint-provides-rent-relief-to-nearly-1500-small-firms-idUSKBN22U2O52020-05-19
Restrictions were eased slightly on May 1 and President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that further easing would happen cautiously NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa will assign levels of lockdown restrictions for each of the countrys roughly 50 districts depending on the number of active coronavirus infections there Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-assign-coronavirus-restrictions-by-district-idUSKBN22Q2DT2020-05-15
The parts of the country with the highest rates of infection including metropolitan areas are likely to remain under stringent restrictions into June Ramaphosa said on Wednesday NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa will assign levels of lockdown restrictions for each of the countrys roughly 50 districts depending on the number of active coronavirus infections there Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-assign-coronavirus-restrictions-by-district-idUSKBN22Q2DT2020-05-15
Africas most industrialised economy has recorded 219 coronavirus deaths with 12074 confirmed cases Ramaphosa said NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday he aimed to further ease restrictions imposed to curb the new coronavirus but places with the most infections likely would remain into June on alert level of a fivelevel system http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-ease-coronavirus-restrictions-cautiously-ramaphosa-idUSKBN22P3132020-05-14
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday he aimed to further ease restrictions imposed to curb the new coronavirus but places with the most infections likely would remain into June on alert level of a fivelevel system PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday he aimed to further ease restrictions imposed to curb the new coronavirus but places with the most infections likely would remain into June on alert level of a fivelevel system http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-ease-coronavirus-restrictions-cautiously-ramaphosa-idUSKBN22P3132020-05-14
Ramaphosa has approached the IMF and World Bank a sensitive issue in a government that has generally been hostile to the socalled Washington consensus NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas finance deputy minister was quoted in a leading newspaper on Sunday as urging the central bank to temporarily create money to fund the government response to the COVID19 pandemic and its economic fallout http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica-financing/south-africa-deputy-finance-minister-urges-central-bank-to-print-money-to-fund-government-report-idUSKBN22F0GC2020-05-04
Five weeks ago President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered most citizens to remain indoors and shuttered all but essential businesses NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Africa took its first shaky steps on Friday towards rolling back one of the worlds strictest COVID19 lockdowns seeking a balance between containing the disease and providing muchneeded relief for the economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica-economy/south-africa-eases-lockdown-of-battered-economy-idUSKBN22D57I2020-05-02
Land Bank is one of several stateowned firms that are facing financial difficulties and piling pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosas cashstrapped government as it scrambles to revive a recession hiteconomy NegativeJOHANNESBURG A South African stateowned bank that lends to the farms sector said on Friday it had defaulted on payments on two bond programmes worth a combined 50 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-land-bank/land-bank-debt-default-draws-attention-to-south-african-state-firms-finances-idUSKCN22619X2020-04-25
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday the government will allow a partial reopening of the economy on May 1 with travel restrictions eased and some industries allowed to operate under a fivelevel risk system PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday the government will allow a partial reopening of the economy on May 1 with travel restrictions eased and some industries allowed to operate under a fivelevel risk system http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-begin-phased-easing-of-lockdown-on-may-1-idUSKCN2253EZ2020-04-24
Ramaphosa said the National Coronavirus Command Council decided restrictions would be lowered from level 5 the strictest lockdown stage to level 4 from next Friday NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday the government will allow a partial reopening of the economy on May 1 with travel restrictions eased and some industries allowed to operate under a fivelevel risk system http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-begin-phased-easing-of-lockdown-on-may-1-idUSKCN2253EZ2020-04-24
We have to balance the need to resume economic activity with the imperative to contain the virus and save Ramaphosa said PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday the government will allow a partial reopening of the economy on May 1 with travel restrictions eased and some industries allowed to operate under a fivelevel risk system http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-begin-phased-easing-of-lockdown-on-may-1-idUSKCN2253EZ2020-04-24
Early on in South Africas coronavirus crisis Ramaphosa took drastic measures to try to prevent the kind of runaway epidemic that has devastated the United States and much of Europe NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a 500 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africas-ramaphosa-pledges-covid-19-rescue-package-worth-10-of-gdp-idUSKCN22334A2020-04-22
Even when the nationwide lockdown is lifted its effects will continue to be felt for some Ramaphosa said NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa will increase welfare provision to help poor households suffering because of a nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the coronavirus outbreak President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-increase-welfare-provision-over-coronavirus-ramaphosa-idUSKBN22214X2020-04-21
JOHANNESBURG South Africa will increase welfare provision to help poor households suffering because of a nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the coronavirus outbreak President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa will increase welfare provision to help poor households suffering because of a nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the coronavirus outbreak President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-increase-welfare-provision-over-coronavirus-ramaphosa-idUSKBN22214X2020-04-21
Ramaphosa did not specify how the government would lift welfare provision PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa will increase welfare provision to help poor households suffering because of a nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the coronavirus outbreak President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-to-increase-welfare-provision-over-coronavirus-ramaphosa-idUSKBN22214X2020-04-21
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa put the communications minister on special for two months on Wednesday and docked a month of her pay for breaking the rules of a countrywide lockdown by having lunch with a former official NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa put the communications minister on special for two months on Wednesday and docked a month of her pay for breaking the rules of a countrywide lockdown by having lunch with a former official http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-african-minister-disciplined-for-lockdown-lunch-idUSKBN21Q1D82020-04-09
The countrys largest opposition party the Democratic Alliance had called on Ramaphosa to fire NdabeniAbrahams and lay a criminal complaint against her over the lockdown NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa put the communications minister on special for two months on Wednesday and docked a month of her pay for breaking the rules of a countrywide lockdown by having lunch with a former official http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-african-minister-disciplined-for-lockdown-lunch-idUSKBN21Q1D82020-04-09
He said the number of confirmed cases in South Africa had risen to 1353 and five deaths up from three fatalities announced on Monday by President Cyril Ramaphosa NegativeJOHANNESBURG The South African government is sending testing teams to the countrys townships as it ramps up efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-sends-testing-teams-into-townships-to-contain-coronavirus-idUSKBN21J66F2020-04-02
Around 10000 field workers will be visiting homes in villages towns and cities to screen residents for COVID19 Ramaphosa said PositiveLAGOS Lagos Africas largest city of at least 20 million people ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a twoweek lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/africas-biggest-city-lagos-locks-down-to-defend-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I1Z92020-04-01
South Africa where a lockdown began on Friday will be the continents first country to conduct largescale screening said President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing the move late on Monday NegativeLAGOS Lagos Africas largest city of at least 20 million people ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a twoweek lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-nigeria/africas-biggest-city-lagos-locks-down-to-defend-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I1Z92020-04-01
President Cyril Ramaphosa urged people to stay indoors and respect the restrictions the government had put in place NegativeHARARE Zimbabwe began a 21day nationwide lockdown on Monday following South Africa in implementing tough anticoronavirus measures that are likely to hurt an economy already suffering from hyperinflation and food shortages http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-zimbabwe/zimbabwe-locks-down-to-fight-coronavirus-amid-economic-crisis-idUSKBN21H2DF2020-03-31
Ramaphosa has lobbied richer countries to help cushion the blow to Africa from a pandemic that has killed more than 24000 people globally and devastated supply chains NegativeJOHANNESBURG Bustling streets and long queues at supermarkets highlighted South Africas struggle to adapt to a new lockdown on Friday as the country recorded its first coronavirus death http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-struggles-with-lockdown-as-it-records-first-coronavirus-death-idUSKBN21E0QZ2020-03-28
The central bank launched a bondbuying scheme this week to try to revive a moribund credit market while Ramaphosa announced measures aimed at helping small businesses NeutralJOHANNESBURG Bustling streets and long queues at supermarkets highlighted South Africas struggle to adapt to a new lockdown on Friday as the country recorded its first coronavirus death http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-struggles-with-lockdown-as-it-records-first-coronavirus-death-idUSKBN21E0QZ2020-03-28
The lockdown ordered by President Cyril Ramaphosa is among Africas strictest empowering the government to call out the army to enforce it NegativeJOHANNESBURG Bustling streets and long queues at supermarkets highlighted South Africas struggle to adapt to a new lockdown on Friday as the country recorded its first coronavirus death http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-struggles-with-lockdown-as-it-records-first-coronavirus-death-idUSKBN21E0QZ2020-03-28
PRETORIA The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa jumped to more than 900 on Thursday and President Cyril Ramaphosa called for richer countries to help African nations deal with the economic fallout hours before the start of a countrywide lockdown NeutralPRETORIA The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa jumped to more than 900 on Thursday and President Cyril Ramaphosa called for richer countries to help African nations deal with the economic fallout hours before the start of a countrywide lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica-president/south-africa-coronavirus-cases-exceed-900-ramaphosa-urges-g20-aid-idUSKBN21D0X52020-03-27
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the lockdown which saw Africas most industrialised economy largely shudder to a halt overnight earlier this week NegativeJOHANNESBURG Cases of coronavirus in South Africa passed 1000 on Friday the health ministry said while also reporting its first two deaths on the first day of a threeweek nationwide lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-reports-first-two-coronavirus-deaths-as-cases-breach-1000-idUSKBN21E0QZ2020-03-27
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced bans on travel to countries considered as regards the coronavirus including ones to where SAA flies like the United States Britain and Germany NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Airways said on Friday it would suspend intercontinental and African regional flights until the end of May because of the coronavirus as administrators trying to save the airline said it could run out of funds in just over a week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-saa/south-african-airways-cancels-more-flights-as-funds-run-dry-idUSKBN21731M2020-03-21
On Sunday President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster and implemented urgent measures including travel bans to fight the pandemic NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa is holding the cruise liner MV AidAmira and a cargo vessel off Cape Town after a crew member on board one of the ships showed signs of the coronavirus national ports operator Transnet said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica-ships/south-africa-quarantines-cruise-liner-over-suspected-coronavirus-case-idUSKBN2142QF2020-03-18
Besides the health impacts Ramaphosa said the economy would not be spared as exports decline in key markets including China and the laborintensive tourism sector suffers NegativeCAPE TOWN South African president Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster on Sunday as he announced a range of measures to contain a COVID19 outbreak that has so far infected 61 and showed the first signs of internal transmission http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africas-ramaphosa-declares-state-of-disaster-over-covid-19-idUSKBN21214A2020-03-16
Besides the health impacts Ramaphosa said the economy would not be spared as exports decline in key markets including China and the labourintensive tourism sector suffers Negativedetails http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-safrica/update-1-south-africas-ramaphosa-declares-state-of-disaster-over-covid-19-idUSL8N2B81632020-03-16
CAPE TOWN March 15 South African president Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster on Sunday as he announced a range of measures to contain a COVID19 outbreak that has so far infected 61 and showed the first signs of internal transmission Negativedetails http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-safrica/update-1-south-africas-ramaphosa-declares-state-of-disaster-over-covid-19-idUSL8N2B81632020-03-16
CAPE TOWN South African president Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster on Sunday as he announced a range of measures to contain a COVID19 outbreak that has so far infected 61 and showed the first signs of internal transmission NegativeCAPE TOWN South African president Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster on Sunday as he announced a range of measures to contain a COVID19 outbreak that has so far infected 61 and showed the first signs of internal transmission http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africas-ramaphosa-declares-state-of-disaster-over-covid-19-idUSKBN21214A2020-03-16
South Africa which has recorded 61 cases will also prohibit gatherings of more than 100 people Ramaphosa said NegativeNAIROBI Several African governments on Sunday closed borders canceled flights and imposed strict entry and quarantine requirements to contain the spread of the new coronavirus which has a foothold in at least 26 countries on the continent as cases keep rising http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa/african-nations-close-borders-cancel-flights-to-contain-coronavirus-spread-idUSKBN2120YR2020-03-16
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster and warned the outbreak could have a potentially impact on the continents mostdeveloped economy which is already in recession NegativeNAIROBI Several African governments on Sunday closed borders canceled flights and imposed strict entry and quarantine requirements to contain the spread of the new coronavirus which has a foothold in at least 26 countries on the continent as cases keep rising http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa/african-nations-close-borders-cancel-flights-to-contain-coronavirus-spread-idUSKBN2120YR2020-03-16
This situation calls for an extraordinary response there can be no half Ramaphosa said PositiveCAPE TOWN South African president Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster on Sunday as he announced a range of measures to contain a COVID19 outbreak that has so far infected 61 and showed the first signs of internal transmission http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africas-ramaphosa-declares-state-of-disaster-over-covid-19-idUSKBN21214A2020-03-16
Last week President Ramaphosa ordered the repatriation of nearly 200 citizens from Wuhan and Mkhize said those citizens will be returning home in the next few days NeutralCAPE TOWN South Africa on Thursday confirmed its first case of coronavirus affecting a citizen who had passed through the main airport showing no symptoms on his way back from a trip to Italy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-confirms-first-case-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN20S1ID2020-03-06
President Cyril Ramaphosa warned that the virus would hurt travel and tourism and have a negative impact on South Africas already struggling economy but urged citizens not to panic NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa on Thursday confirmed its first case of coronavirus affecting a citizen who had passed through the main airport showing no symptoms on his way back from a trip to Italy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica/south-africa-confirms-first-case-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN20S1ID2020-03-06
CAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
Initial euphoria around Ramaphosas appointment has given way to frustration in some business circles NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
Low levels of growth mean we are not generating enough revenue to meet our expenses our debt is heading towards unsustainable levels and spending is Ramaphosa said NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
Ramaphosa acknowledged in an annual address to parliament that growth had stalled exacerbating high levels of unemployment and increasing hardship for millions of citizens NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
Ramaphosa came to power two years ago with pledges to lift growth and improve governance after a decade of policy missteps and corruption scandals under his predecessor Jacob Zuma PositiveCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
Ramaphosa said on Thursday that government had met trade unions on ways to contain the public sector wage bill a key worry for ratings agencies but did not elaborate NeutralCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
Ramaphosa said on Thursday that his government would shortly issue determinations to procure more power and increase generating capacity outside struggling power utility Eskom NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
Ramaphosas critics want him to move more swiftly to address regulatory blockages NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
They interrupted Ramaphosa when he took the podium calling on him to fire Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for his handling of Eskom and South African Airways NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa must fix its strained public finances and procure more renewable energy quickly to address a power crisis President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-must-fix-its-public-finances-ramaphosa-says-idUSKBN2072MY2020-02-14
The national carriers case is seen as a test of President Cyril Ramaphosas resolve to carry out badlyneeded reforms PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African Airways could have to suspend some flights and delay salary payments if the government cant come up with a plan soon to provide the 2 billion rand it promised the airline last month a trade union official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-saa/south-african-airways-flights-at-risk-without-139-million-from-government-union-idUSKBN1ZE2UI2020-01-16
Eskom generates more than of the electricity in Africas most industrialized economy but its unreliable performance is a major impediment to President Cyril Ramaphosas efforts to revive economic growth NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African state power utility Eskom said on Tuesday it would implement power cuts from 1 a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-africas-struggling-eskom-to-cut-power-overnight-idUSKBN1Z620W2020-01-08





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JOHANNESBURG State utility Eskom will work to stabilise the power grid by the end of March following South Africas most severe blackouts in a decade President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday NegativeJOHANNESBURG State utility Eskom will work to stabilise the power grid by the end of March following South Africas most severe blackouts in a decade President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-africas-eskom-aims-to-stabilise-grid-by-end-of-march-after-blackouts-president-idUSKBN1YF13E2019-12-12
Ramaphosa who cut short a trip to Egypt to deal with the crisis met Eskoms management and board on Wednesday NegativeJOHANNESBURG State utility Eskom will work to stabilise the power grid by the end of March following South Africas most severe blackouts in a decade President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-africas-eskom-aims-to-stabilise-grid-by-end-of-march-after-blackouts-president-idUSKBN1YF13E2019-12-12
The public enterprises and energy ministers would present proposals to cabinet on Friday aimed at closing South Africas energy gap Ramaphosa said NegativeJOHANNESBURG State utility Eskom will work to stabilise the power grid by the end of March following South Africas most severe blackouts in a decade President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-africas-eskom-aims-to-stabilise-grid-by-end-of-march-after-blackouts-president-idUSKBN1YF13E2019-12-12
Soon after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a fivepoint plan to tackle violence against women including media campaigns strengthening the criminal justice system and providing training for healthcare workers and counsellors NegativeIt was thought up by Roanna Williams executive creative director of the advertising agency Black River FC after she saw women protesting against the violence from her office window http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-rape-exhibition-trfn/rape-map-and-murdered-women-welcome-to-south-africas-republic-of-sexual-abuse-idUSKBN1YE2FT2019-12-11
JOHANNESBURG South Africa plunged deeper into darkness and its growth outlook dimmed with utility Eskom announcing unprecedented levels of blackouts on Monday just as President Cyril Ramaphosa said he would take steps to turnaround state firms NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa plunged deeper into darkness and its growth outlook dimmed with utility Eskom announcing unprecedented levels of blackouts on Monday just as President Cyril Ramaphosa said he would take steps to turnaround state firms http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-saa/south-africas-ramaphosa-vows-drastic-steps-to-save-state-companies-idUSKBN1YD0DE2019-12-10
The Zulu monarch wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to sign an agreement promising to exclude territories that the king controls from land reform PositiveJOHANNESBURG Reuters Stabbed with a knife slapped with a gun hit by a speeding car http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-landrights-women/death-defying-south-african-lauded-for-defense-of-land-and-women-idUSKBN1Y222S2019-11-29
Moodys left South Africa on the brink of status on Friday after it revised the outlook on the countrys last investmentgrade credit rating to piling pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to quicken the pace of reform NegativeMoodys left South Africa on the brink of status on Friday after it revised the outlook on the countrys last investmentgrade credit rating to piling pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to quicken the pace of reform http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-ratings/moodys-leaves-south-africa-teetering-on-brink-of-junk-idUSKBN1XB5682019-11-02
Ramaphosa has struggled to revive Africas most advanced economy since taking over from scandalplagued Jacob Zuma in February 2018 NegativeMoodys left South Africa on the brink of status on Friday after it revised the outlook on the countrys last investmentgrade credit rating to piling pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to quicken the pace of reform http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-ratings/moodys-leaves-south-africa-teetering-on-brink-of-junk-idUSKBN1XB5682019-11-02
Rosatom was also in talks with South Africa on building more nuclear reactors there but President Cyril Ramaphosa put nuclear expansion plans on hold NegativeMOSCOW Russian state atomic company Rosatom has signed a deal with Rwanda to build a center of nuclear science and technologies the Russian company said on Thursday as it seeks to expand in Africa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-rwanda-nuclear/russias-rosatom-rwanda-sign-deal-to-build-nuclear-science-center-idUSKBN1X32DV2019-10-25
Asked if he thought the government was doing enough to maintain its investment grade rating with Moodys Ramaphosa said he expected Moodys and others will be very happy PositiveLONDON South Africas embattled stateowned airline is open to outside investment and in talks with a number of potential partners President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-privatisation/south-african-airways-in-talks-with-potential-partners-idUSKBN1WT1592019-10-15
LONDON South Africas embattled stateowned airline is open to outside investment and in talks with a number of potential partners President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday PositiveLONDON South Africas embattled stateowned airline is open to outside investment and in talks with a number of potential partners President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-privatisation/south-african-airways-in-talks-with-potential-partners-idUSKBN1WT1592019-10-15
Ramaphosa also said his government realized it had to pursue prudent fiscal policies in order to grow the economy create jobs and attract investment PositiveLONDON South Africas embattled stateowned airline is open to outside investment and in talks with a number of potential partners President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-privatisation/south-african-airways-in-talks-with-potential-partners-idUSKBN1WT1592019-10-15
South African Airways is one of those stateowned enterprises that has relied on lots of state Ramaphosa told the FT Africa conference in London NegativeLONDON South Africas embattled stateowned airline is open to outside investment and in talks with a number of potential partners President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-privatisation/south-african-airways-in-talks-with-potential-partners-idUSKBN1WT1592019-10-15
Ramaphosa said the two countries had sealed 32 bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding covering trade and industry science and technology defense agriculture and energy PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa and Nigeria signed 30 trade and cooperation agreements on Thursday weeks after a wave of violence against Nigerian nationals in Johannesburg and Pretoria had strained relations between Africas top two economies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-nigeria/south-africa-nigeria-mend-relations-and-agree-trade-deals-idUSKBN1WI28I2019-10-04
They will also meet Graca Machel widow of South African antiapartheid icon Nelson Mandela and President Cyril Ramaphosa before returning to London PositiveLIWONDE Malawi Britains Prince Harry appealed on Monday in a national park in Malawi for increased global efforts to protect the environment against greed apathy and http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-britain-royals-malawi/uks-prince-harry-demands-end-to-greed-and-selfishness-for-natures-sake-idUSKBN1WF0N12019-10-01
President Cyril Ramaphosa this month outlined a fivepoint emergency plan to tackle genderbased violence including enhancing the legal and policy framework and ensuring adequate care and support for victims NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa Meghan the wife of Britains Prince Harry has tied a ribbon at the site in Cape Town where a student was murdered last month in a gesture of solidarity with those who have taken a stand against genderbased violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-royals-angola/prince-harrys-wife-meghan-honors-murdered-south-african-student-idUSKBN1WD05J2019-09-29
Earlier in the day Ramaphosa canceled a scheduled appearance at a WEF plenary session to address a crowd protesting for a second day about violence against women NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa promised on Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks as international anger over the violence overshadowed a panAfrican economic conference in Cape Town http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa/south-africa-tries-to-contain-afrophobia-fallout-as-riots-upstage-summit-idUSKCN1VQ0Y12019-09-06
President Cyril Ramaphosa said at least ten people had been killed during the past week of whom two were foreigners NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa promised on Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks as international anger over the violence overshadowed a panAfrican economic conference in Cape Town http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa/south-africa-tries-to-contain-afrophobia-fallout-as-riots-upstage-summit-idUSKCN1VQ0Y12019-09-06
Ramaphosa had hoped the threeday World Economic Forum would serve as a shop window for his efforts to revive South Africas ailing economy and boost intraAfrican trade PositiveCAPE TOWN South Africa promised on Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks as international anger over the violence overshadowed a panAfrican economic conference in Cape Town http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa/south-africa-tries-to-contain-afrophobia-fallout-as-riots-upstage-summit-idUSKCN1VQ0Y12019-09-06
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday he was urgently sending a special envoy to meet with Ramaphosa to secure the safety of lives and PositiveSouth African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/under-siege-in-nigeria-south-african-businesses-shut-stores-idUSKCN1VP1TR2019-09-05
Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that South Africans should never take justice into their own hands against people from other countries NegativeCAPE TOWN Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa-protests/nigeria-boycotts-africa-economic-summit-over-anti-foreign-riots-idUSKCN1VP1EQ2019-09-05
South Africa must be a country where everyone feels Ramaphosa said also condemning recent incidents in which women had been killed NegativeCAPE TOWN Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa-protests/nigeria-boycotts-africa-economic-summit-over-anti-foreign-riots-idUSKCN1VP1EQ2019-09-05
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told officials and business leaders on Wednesday that he was committed to quelling attacks on foreigners NegativeSouth African companies MTN and Shoprite closed stores in Nigeria on Wednesday in the face of attacks targeting their premises in retaliation to similar violence in their home country http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-safrica/under-siege-in-nigeria-south-african-businesses-shut-stores-idUSKCN1VP1TR2019-09-05
We need to quell those incidents of Ramaphosa said NegativeCAPE TOWN Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-wef-africa-protests/nigeria-boycotts-africa-economic-summit-over-anti-foreign-riots-idUSKCN1VP1EQ2019-09-05
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday he was urgently sending a special envoy to meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa to secure the safety of lives and PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African police arrested more than 80 people and confirmed five deaths as riots in Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria intensified on Tuesday spreading to surrounding townships with roving groups attacking mainly foreignowned shops http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-violence/south-african-police-make-more-arrests-as-riots-spread-idUSKCN1VO1ZW2019-09-04
President Cyril Ramaphosa promised this year to split Eskom into different units for generation distribution and transmission as part of steps to make it more efficient PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africas state power firm Eskom could sell its coalfired power stations possibly through a series of auctions according to a policy paper published by the finance ministry on Tuesday for public comment http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-africas-eskom-could-sell-coal-fired-power-plants-finance-ministry-study-idUSKCN1VH1VO2019-08-28
Responding to that concern Olive Shisana special adviser to President Cyril Ramaphosa said the program would be introduced in a fiscally responsible manner NegativePRETORIA A proposed move to universal health coverage in South Africa will be rolled out in stages as the budget improves a senior presidential aide told Reuters forecasting the landmark reform would cost http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-health/south-africa-to-roll-out-sweeping-health-reform-in-stages-idUSKCN1VD0UA2019-08-24
We are going to make sure that NHI does get Ramaphosa told lawmakers this week NeutralPRETORIA A proposed move to universal health coverage in South Africa will be rolled out in stages as the budget improves a senior presidential aide told Reuters forecasting the landmark reform would cost http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-health/south-africa-to-roll-out-sweeping-health-reform-in-stages-idUSKCN1VD0UA2019-08-24
JOHANNESBURG Aug 10 Lawyers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have asked a court to not make public certain information contained in the record of the countrys corruption watchdog because it was obtained unlawfully the Presidency said on Saturday NegativeJOHANNESBURG Aug 10 Lawyers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have asked a court to not make public certain information contained in the record of the countrys corruption watchdog because it was obtained unlawfully the Presidency said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-ramaphosa-public-protector/ramaphosa-asks-court-to-seal-certain-documents-in-legal-battle-idUSL8N2560KP2019-08-11
JOHANNESBURG Lawyers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have asked a court to seal financial records held by the countrys corruption watchdog because they were obtained unlawfully online news site Times Live reported on Friday NegativeJOHANNESBURG Lawyers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have asked a court to seal financial records held by the countrys corruption watchdog because they were obtained unlawfully online news site Times Live reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa-public-protector/ramaphosa-asks-court-to-seal-certain-documents-in-legal-battle-reports-idUSKCN1UZ1ON2019-08-10
Mkhwebane has recently lost three highprofile court cases however including one against Ramaphosa potentially undermining the credibility of her investigations NegativeJOHANNESBURG Lawyers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have asked a court to seal financial records held by the countrys corruption watchdog because they were obtained unlawfully online news site Times Live reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa-public-protector/ramaphosa-asks-court-to-seal-certain-documents-in-legal-battle-reports-idUSKCN1UZ1ON2019-08-10
Successful implementation of NHI would be a boon for President Cyril Ramaphosa following Mays election the ANC won but its cost comes at a tricky time in a struggling economy PositivePRETORIA South Africa published its draft National Health Insurance bill on Thursday with one senior official estimating universal healthcare for millions of poorer citizens would cost about 256 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-safrica-health/south-africa-puts-initial-universal-healthcare-cost-at-17-billion-idUSKCN1UY1R22019-08-09
Because Ramaphosa and others are bound to comply the consequences of her investigations can be farreaching NegativeJOHANNESBURG A South African parliamentary committee will discuss a request to look into the fitness to hold office of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane after a recess period most likely in early September the committee said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-publicprotector/south-african-lawmakers-to-discuss-fitness-for-office-of-anti-graft-watchdog-idUSKCN1UQ29F2019-08-01
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is the last for Africas most advanced economy but his government must turn incentive policies into laws to secure more Chinese investment a senior Chinese diplomat told Reuters PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is the last for Africas most advanced economy but his government must turn incentive policies into laws to secure more Chinese investment a senior Chinese diplomat told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-china/ramaphosa-is-last-hope-for-south-africa-chinese-diplomat-says-idUSKCN1UO1XG2019-07-30
President Cyril Ramaphosa is the last hope of this Lin Songtian Chinas ambassador to South Africa told Reuters PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is the last for Africas most advanced economy but his government must turn incentive policies into laws to secure more Chinese investment a senior Chinese diplomat told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-china/ramaphosa-is-last-hope-for-south-africa-chinese-diplomat-says-idUSKCN1UO1XG2019-07-30
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he will seek an urgent judicial review of what he described as an irretrievably flawed report in which the countrys graft watchdog said he misled parliament over a campaign donation NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he will seek an urgent judicial review of what he described as an irretrievably flawed report in which the countrys graft watchdog said he misled parliament over a campaign donation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-seeks-review-of-flawed-graft-watchdog-report-idUSKCN1UG0KJ2019-07-22
Ramaphosas supporters accuse her of acting as a proxy for Zumas faction which she has denied NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he will seek an urgent judicial review of what he described as an irretrievably flawed report in which the countrys graft watchdog said he misled parliament over a campaign donation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-seeks-review-of-flawed-graft-watchdog-report-idUSKCN1UG0KJ2019-07-22
She also instructed the chief prosecutor to investigate whether Ramaphosas campaign had laundered money in its handling of donations NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he will seek an urgent judicial review of what he described as an irretrievably flawed report in which the countrys graft watchdog said he misled parliament over a campaign donation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-seeks-review-of-flawed-graft-watchdog-report-idUSKCN1UG0KJ2019-07-22
The remedial actions Mkhwebane recommended included the speaker of the national assembly to demand publication within 30 days of receiving the report of all donations received by Ramaphosa PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he will seek an urgent judicial review of what he described as an irretrievably flawed report in which the countrys graft watchdog said he misled parliament over a campaign donation http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-seeks-review-of-flawed-graft-watchdog-report-idUSKCN1UG0KJ2019-07-22
Although analysts arent predicting Ramaphosa will be removed from office soon the report provides ammunition to his enemies with which to attack him NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa suffered two major setbacks on Friday when he was accused of misleading parliament and his predecessor Jacob Zuma won significant concessions from a corruption inquiry http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-dealt-twin-blows-in-anti-graft-fight-idUSKCN1UE0IN2019-07-20
In November South African President Cyril Ramaphosa launched a new specialized antigang unit in Cape Town in a bid to curb gangland killings but there has been limited success NegativeCAPE TOWN Convoys of armored vehicles and soldiers with assault rifles are patrolling gangridden streets in some suburbs of Cape Town as authorities seek to quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds of people this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-violence/far-from-cape-town-tourist-sites-a-gangland-battle-rages-idUSKCN1UE12X2019-07-20
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa suffered two major setbacks on Friday when he was accused of misleading parliament and his predecessor Jacob Zuma won significant concessions from a corruption inquiry NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa suffered two major setbacks on Friday when he was accused of misleading parliament and his predecessor Jacob Zuma won significant concessions from a corruption inquiry http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-dealt-twin-blows-in-anti-graft-fight-idUSKCN1UE0IN2019-07-20
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said Ramaphosa had deliberately parliament about a 500000 rand donation he received for his campaign to become leader of the ANC in 2017 NeutralJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa suffered two major setbacks on Friday when he was accused of misleading parliament and his predecessor Jacob Zuma won significant concessions from a corruption inquiry http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-dealt-twin-blows-in-anti-graft-fight-idUSKCN1UE0IN2019-07-20
Ramaphosas office said it was unfortunate that Mkhwebane seemed to have not taken into account his response to her preliminary findings which he described as deficient both factually and in NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa suffered two major setbacks on Friday when he was accused of misleading parliament and his predecessor Jacob Zuma won significant concessions from a corruption inquiry http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-dealt-twin-blows-in-anti-graft-fight-idUSKCN1UE0IN2019-07-20
Ramaphosa Zumas former deputy has made sweeping personnel changes in government and stateowned companies as part of an effort to curb corruption and revive the stagnant economy NegativeJOHANNESBURG Former South African President Jacob Zuma told a corruption inquiry on Monday that enemies had plotted to bring him down and he had never broken the law with the business family at the center of an influencepeddling scandal http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/defiant-at-inquiry-south-africas-zuma-denies-breaking-law-with-business-brothers-idUSKCN1UA0GS2019-07-16
Zuma ousted by the governing African National Congress in February 2018 and replaced by President Cyril Ramaphosa has consistently denied wrongdoing over his nine years in power NegativeJOHANNESBURG Former South African President Jacob Zuma told a corruption inquiry on Monday that enemies had plotted to bring him down and he had never broken the law with the business family at the center of an influencepeddling scandal http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/defiant-at-inquiry-south-africas-zuma-denies-breaking-law-with-business-brothers-idUSKCN1UA0GS2019-07-16
JOHANNESBURG South Africas Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday challenged in court a report by the countrys anticorruption watchdog that instructed President Cyril Ramaphosa to take unspecified disciplinary action against Gordhan NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday challenged in court a report by the countrys anticorruption watchdog that instructed President Cyril Ramaphosa to take unspecified disciplinary action against Gordhan http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-minister-gordhan-challenges-public-protector-report-idUSKCN1U528Y2019-07-11
She gave Ramaphosa 30 days to decide on appropriate disciplinary action PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africas Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday challenged in court a report by the countrys anticorruption watchdog that instructed President Cyril Ramaphosa to take unspecified disciplinary action against Gordhan http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-minister-gordhan-challenges-public-protector-report-idUSKCN1U528Y2019-07-11
The minister is a key ally of Ramaphosa and oversees efforts to revive struggling state companies like power utility Eskom NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday challenged in court a report by the countrys anticorruption watchdog that instructed President Cyril Ramaphosa to take unspecified disciplinary action against Gordhan http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-minister-gordhan-challenges-public-protector-report-idUSKCN1U528Y2019-07-11
CAPE TOWN South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Thursday to speed up 230 billion rand PositiveCAPE TOWN South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Thursday to speed up 230 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-eskom-too-vital-to-fail-idUSKCN1TL2E22019-06-21
In his first state of the nation address since leading his party to victory in a May 8 election Ramaphosa said Eskoms financial position remains a matter of grave concern NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Thursday to speed up 230 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-eskom-too-vital-to-fail-idUSKCN1TL2E22019-06-21
Ramaphosa also faces factional fighting within the ANC highlighted by an opposing factions call this month to pressure the central bank to do more to boost employment and growth NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Thursday to speed up 230 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-eskom-too-vital-to-fail-idUSKCN1TL2E22019-06-21
The Reserve Bank must pursue independently without fear favor or Ramaphosa said reaffirming his rejection of that call NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Thursday to speed up 230 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-eskom-too-vital-to-fail-idUSKCN1TL2E22019-06-21
The brutal reality is that when it comes to youth unemployment we have to run just to remain in the same Ramaphosa said NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Thursday to speed up 230 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-eskom-too-vital-to-fail-idUSKCN1TL2E22019-06-21
CAPE TOWN Youth unemployment in South Africa has become a national President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday at an event commemorating youth activism during the apartheid era NegativeCAPE TOWN Youth unemployment in South Africa has become a national President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday at an event commemorating youth activism during the apartheid era http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-unemployment/south-africa-youth-unemployment-a-national-crisis-president-idUSKCN1TH0EH2019-06-16
We are very much alive to the fact that youth unemployment is indeed a national Ramaphosa told an audience of mainly young people and students on National Youth Day NeutralCAPE TOWN Youth unemployment in South Africa has become a national President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday at an event commemorating youth activism during the apartheid era http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-unemployment/south-africa-youth-unemployment-a-national-crisis-president-idUSKCN1TH0EH2019-06-16
A further complication comes from labor unions and sections of Ramaphosas governing African National Congress party that vehemently oppose efforts to trim the two firms bloated workforces NegativeJOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosas mission to fix two of South Africas most troubled state companies power firm Eskom and South African Airways could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/departures-at-south-african-state-firms-could-drag-out-ramaphosas-reforms-idUSKCN1T50KN2019-06-05
Investor confidence in Africas most industrialised economy remains fragile despite Ramaphosas pledges to woo investment create jobs and root out rampant corruption after his party won reelection last month NegativeSouth Africas governing party has agreed to expand the central banks mandate to include employment and growth as well as inflation a senior party official said on Tuesday hours after data showed the worst economic contraction in a decade http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-gdp/south-african-central-bank-mandate-back-in-crosshairs-after-gdp-shock-idUSKCN1T517C2019-06-05
JOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosas mission to fix two of South Africas most troubled state companies power firm Eskom and South African Airways could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other PositiveJOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosas mission to fix two of South Africas most troubled state companies power firm Eskom and South African Airways could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/departures-at-south-african-state-firms-could-drag-out-ramaphosas-reforms-idUSKCN1T50KN2019-06-05
Ramaphosa did not immediately respond to Magashules remarks on Tuesday and his spokeswoman was not available NegativeSouth Africas governing party has agreed to expand the central banks mandate to include employment and growth as well as inflation a senior party official said on Tuesday hours after data showed the worst economic contraction in a decade http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-gdp/south-african-central-bank-mandate-back-in-crosshairs-after-gdp-shock-idUSKCN1T517C2019-06-05
Ramaphosa has appointed a raft of advisors to come up with solutions to Eskoms woes and has preferred to listen to their views rather than consult Hadebe the sources said PositiveJOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosas mission to fix two of South Africas most troubled state companies power firm Eskom and South African Airways could take longer than planned after their chief executives quit within a week of each other http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/departures-at-south-african-state-firms-could-drag-out-ramaphosas-reforms-idUSKCN1T50KN2019-06-05
decline economists had expected and was another sign that Ramaphosas growth drive is struggling to gain traction NegativeSouth Africas governing party has agreed to expand the central banks mandate to include employment and growth as well as inflation a senior party official said on Tuesday hours after data showed the worst economic contraction in a decade http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-gdp/south-african-central-bank-mandate-back-in-crosshairs-after-gdp-shock-idUSKCN1T517C2019-06-05
Investors will also scrutinize Ramaphosas decision to retain David Mabuza as deputy president NeutralSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister in a new leaner cabinet following on from a preelection pledge to reform and revive an ailing economy and attract foreign investors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-retains-mboweni-gordhan-in-new-leaner-cabinet-idUSKCN1SZ1VG2019-05-30
Ramaphosa said the cabinet will have 28 ministers down from 36 NeutralPRETORIA South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister and David Mabuza as deputy president on Wednesday as he appointed a new smaller cabinet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-cabinet/south-africas-ramaphosa-retains-mboweni-as-finance-minister-in-trimmed-cabinet-idUSKCN1SZ2JX2019-05-30
Ramaphosa was inaugurated at the weekend two weeks after his ruling African National Congress saw its majority cut in national elections NeutralPRETORIA South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister and David Mabuza as deputy president on Wednesday as he appointed a new smaller cabinet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-cabinet/south-africas-ramaphosa-retains-mboweni-as-finance-minister-in-trimmed-cabinet-idUSKCN1SZ2JX2019-05-30
Ramaphosa who was sworn in as South Africas president on Saturday for his first full fiveyear term trimmed the cabinet from 36 ministers to 28 NeutralSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister in a new leaner cabinet following on from a preelection pledge to reform and revive an ailing economy and attract foreign investors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-retains-mboweni-gordhan-in-new-leaner-cabinet-idUSKCN1SZ1VG2019-05-30
South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister in a new leaner cabinet following on from a preelection pledge to reform and revive an ailing economy and attract foreign investors PositiveSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister in a new leaner cabinet following on from a preelection pledge to reform and revive an ailing economy and attract foreign investors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-retains-mboweni-gordhan-in-new-leaner-cabinet-idUSKCN1SZ1VG2019-05-30
The leaner cabinet was meant to reduce government spending Ramaphosa said NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday retained Tito Mboweni as finance minister in a new leaner cabinet following on from a preelection pledge to reform and revive an ailing economy and attract foreign investors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-retains-mboweni-gordhan-in-new-leaner-cabinet-idUSKCN1SZ1VG2019-05-30
Ramaphosa whose predecessor Zumas 20092018 presidency was dogged by allegations of widespread corruption is due to announce his new cabinet later this week NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas deputy president David Mabuza was sworn in as a lawmaker on Tuesday after a weeks postponement for him to address accusations he brought the ruling African National Congress into disrepute the party said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-mabuza/south-african-deputy-president-survives-disrepute-accusation-idUSKCN1SY0HT2019-05-29
South Africas rand slipped slightly after trading steady early in the session as markets await an announcement on President Cyril Ramaphosas new cabinet following his inauguration PositiveChinese yuan up as regulator warns against speculation http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-stocks-fx-rise-eu-elections-hamper-central-eastern-european-fx-idUSL8N2331HF2019-05-28
PRETORIA Trade unionistturnedbusinessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africas president on Saturday vowing to create jobs and tackle deeprooted corruption that has strangled economic growth PositivePRETORIA Trade unionistturnedbusinessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africas president on Saturday vowing to create jobs and tackle deeprooted corruption that has strangled economic growth http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-inauguration/promising-jobs-and-justice-ramaphosa-sworn-in-as-south-africas-president-idUSKCN1SV0B02019-05-26
Political analysts say a key test of Ramaphosas ability to deliver reforms will be his announcement of new cabinet which is expected to take place next week PositivePRETORIA Trade unionistturnedbusinessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africas president on Saturday vowing to create jobs and tackle deeprooted corruption that has strangled economic growth http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-inauguration/promising-jobs-and-justice-ramaphosa-sworn-in-as-south-africas-president-idUSKCN1SV0B02019-05-26
Another ANC member Themba Shabalala 39 said he wanted to see Ramaphosa a union leader turned business tycoon rid the country of the scourge of unemployment NegativeJOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africas African National Congress took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last weeks election despite a lower share of the vote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-anc/south-africas-anc-celebrates-election-win-with-street-party-idUSKCN1SI0AW2019-05-13
Gauteng was our biggest Ramaphosa said NeutralJOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africas African National Congress took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last weeks election despite a lower share of the vote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-anc/south-africas-anc-celebrates-election-win-with-street-party-idUSKCN1SI0AW2019-05-13
Ramaphosa has done the right thing by targeting corruption NegativeJOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africas African National Congress took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last weeks election despite a lower share of the vote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-anc/south-africas-anc-celebrates-election-win-with-street-party-idUSKCN1SI0AW2019-05-13
Ramaphosas first full term as president should start later this month after his nomination by ANC lawmakers in the new parliament PositiveJOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africas African National Congress took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last weeks election despite a lower share of the vote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-anc/south-africas-anc-celebrates-election-win-with-street-party-idUSKCN1SI0AW2019-05-13
Some analysts think last weeks election result will leave Ramaphosa short of ammunition to battle party rivals who oppose his reforms to tackle corruption and galvanize the economy NegativeJOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africas African National Congress took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last weeks election despite a lower share of the vote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-anc/south-africas-anc-celebrates-election-win-with-street-party-idUSKCN1SI0AW2019-05-13
To supporters of Ramaphosa the victory was an endorsement of his antigraft agenda after replacing Jacob Zuma PositiveJOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africas African National Congress took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last weeks election despite a lower share of the vote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-anc/south-africas-anc-celebrates-election-win-with-street-party-idUSKCN1SI0AW2019-05-13
We have learned our lessons we have heard the people of South Ramaphosa 66 told the crowd to cheers PositiveJOHANNESBURG Thousands of supporters of South Africas African National Congress took to the streets of downtown Johannesburg on Sunday to celebrate victory in last weeks election despite a lower share of the vote http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-anc/south-africas-anc-celebrates-election-win-with-street-party-idUSKCN1SI0AW2019-05-13
ANC party sources say Ramaphosa wants to merge several ministries to cut wasteful expenditure NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
Analysts had said a poor showing by the ANC would embolden opponents of Ramaphosa and risk a challenge to his leadership NegativePRETORIA The African National Congress easily won South Africas general election on Saturday but its share of the vote fell reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election/anc-keeps-power-in-south-africa-but-scandals-cost-it-votes-idUSKCN1SH06N2019-05-12
By the time Ramaphosa sold out of Shanduka in 2015 it was worth hundreds of millions of dollars making him one of the countrys richest black businessmen PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
JOHANNESBURG May 11 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party Negativewith final http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-election-ramaphosa/newsmaker-south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSL5N2278NO2019-05-12
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
My conscience is that I participated in trying to stop further deaths from Ramaphosa said of the incident NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
Ramaphosa was a gamechanger for the ANC in this campaign NeutralJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
Ramaphosas allies say his efforts to clean up the ANCs image are starting to bear fruit PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
Ramaphosas first full presidential term should start later this month after nomination by his partys parliamentary caucus and an inauguration ceremony PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
Some analysts say the election result means Ramaphosa will be able to fend off a potential leadership challenge from party enemies aligned with his predecessor NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
Some historians say Mandela wanted Ramaphosa to be his heir but was pressured into picking Thabo Mbeki by a group of ANC leaders who had fought apartheid from exile NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
The first barometer of Ramaphosas reformist credentials will be whether he trims a bloated cabinet NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
The successful conclusion of talks to end apartheid where Ramaphosa negotiated on behalf of the ANC paved the way for the party to win South Africas first democratic elections PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
When Mandela was released from prison in 1990 Ramaphosa held the microphone as he delivered his first public speech after nearly three decades of incarceration NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led the African National Congress to victory in Wednesdays election but a drop in its share of the vote underlines the challenge he faces restoring confidence in his party http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-reforms-after-election-win-idUSKCN1SH0BL2019-05-12
As long as the ANC gets more than 55 percent things will be okay for Ramaphosa inside the Verwoerd said NeutralPRETORIA Results from nearly twothirds of voting districts in South Africas election put the African National Congress on course to retain power but heading for its worst performance in a national poll in its 25 years in government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-election/anc-set-to-retain-power-in-south-africa-but-support-slips-idUSKCN1SF00G2019-05-10
Ramaphosa is trying to arrest a slide in support for the ANC whose image has been tarnished in the last decade by corruption scandals and a weak economy NegativePRETORIA Results from nearly twothirds of voting districts in South Africas election put the African National Congress on course to retain power but heading for its worst performance in a national poll in its 25 years in government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-election/anc-set-to-retain-power-in-south-africa-but-support-slips-idUSKCN1SF00G2019-05-10
Ramaphosa who became ANC leader in December 2017 after narrowly defeating a faction allied with Zuma has promised to improve poor public services create jobs and fight corruption NegativePRETORIA Results from nearly twothirds of voting districts in South Africas election put the African National Congress on course to retain power but heading for its worst performance in a national poll in its 25 years in government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-election/anc-set-to-retain-power-in-south-africa-but-support-slips-idUSKCN1SF00G2019-05-10
The elections are the first test of national sentiment since President Cyril Ramaphosa replaced scandalplagued Jacob Zuma as head of state in February 2018 after four years as his deputy NeutralTOWN South Africans voting in a national election on Wednesday expressed frustration at rampant corruption high unemployment and racial inequalities that persist 25 years after the first allraces poll marked the end of white minority rule http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election/south-africas-anc-seen-winning-election-but-support-faltering-idUSKCN1SD2OY2019-05-09
A challenge to Ramaphosas leadership could emerge at the next party conference in 2022 or even before if his enemies can muster enough support NegativeJOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africas ruling party this week the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanize Africas most developed economy say analysts and some party insiders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa-analysis/south-africas-ramaphosa-faces-obstacles-to-reform-idUSKCN1SC0CJ2019-05-06
JOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africas ruling party this week the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanize Africas most developed economy say analysts and some party insiders NegativeJOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africas ruling party this week the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanize Africas most developed economy say analysts and some party insiders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa-analysis/south-africas-ramaphosa-faces-obstacles-to-reform-idUSKCN1SC0CJ2019-05-06
Ramaphosa convinced the party leadership to instruct Zuma to resign last year and Zuma did the same to his predecessor Thabo Mbeki NegativeJOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africas ruling party this week the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanize Africas most developed economy say analysts and some party insiders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa-analysis/south-africas-ramaphosa-faces-obstacles-to-reform-idUSKCN1SC0CJ2019-05-06
Ramaphosa has pledged to bail out Eskom and restructure it PositiveJOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africas ruling party this week the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanize Africas most developed economy say analysts and some party insiders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa-analysis/south-africas-ramaphosa-faces-obstacles-to-reform-idUSKCN1SC0CJ2019-05-06
Ramaphosa has vowed to accelerate the redistribution of land to the black majority endorsing an opposition bill to amend the constitution to make expropriation without compensation easier NegativeJOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africas ruling party this week the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanize Africas most developed economy say analysts and some party insiders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa-analysis/south-africas-ramaphosa-faces-obstacles-to-reform-idUSKCN1SC0CJ2019-05-06
Ramaphosas ability to bring about change during his time in office has been limited according to analysts and opposition politicians NegativeJOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africas ruling party this week the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanize Africas most developed economy say analysts and some party insiders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa-analysis/south-africas-ramaphosa-faces-obstacles-to-reform-idUSKCN1SC0CJ2019-05-06
The ANCs list of parliamentary candidates contains many hardliners who are opposed to Ramaphosas reformist agenda and could frustrate his initiatives in parliament NegativeJOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africas ruling party this week the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanize Africas most developed economy say analysts and some party insiders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-ramaphosa-analysis/south-africas-ramaphosa-faces-obstacles-to-reform-idUSKCN1SC0CJ2019-05-06
President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised that those implicated at the inquiry will face the law PositiveJOHANNESBURG Young South Africans make up the majority of eligible voters who have not registered to take part in next weeks elections raising concerns over voter apathy barely a generation after many of their parents won the right to vote for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-young-voters/will-young-voters-have-their-say-in-south-africas-election-idUSKCN1S90WO2019-05-04
A clean sweep for President Cyril Ramaphosas ruling African National Congress looks certain but the size of his majority will be pivotal in dictating the future of his presidency NeutralMainland China stock indices shut http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-market-currencies-slip-turkey-rating-eyed-idUSL3N22F1CF2019-05-03
Fed up with empty Ncongwane said of Ramaphosa and the They can forget about me NeutralVREDE South Struggling farmer Meshack Ncongwane was a lifelong supporter of South Africas governing African National Congress but says the party wont get his vote in parliamentary and provincial elections next week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-corruption/anger-at-corruption-dents-faith-in-south-african-president-anc-before-poll-idUSKCN1S73I52019-05-02
Ramaphosa has set up a special investigating unit to deal with the allegations emerging at the enquiries and has promised that those implicated in corruption will face the law NegativeVREDE South Struggling farmer Meshack Ncongwane was a lifelong supporter of South Africas governing African National Congress but says the party wont get his vote in parliamentary and provincial elections next week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-corruption/anger-at-corruption-dents-faith-in-south-african-president-anc-before-poll-idUSKCN1S73I52019-05-02
Ramaphosas ability to appeal to such swing voters will be an important measure of the ANCs success in the election PositiveVREDE South Struggling farmer Meshack Ncongwane was a lifelong supporter of South Africas governing African National Congress but says the party wont get his vote in parliamentary and provincial elections next week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-corruption/anger-at-corruption-dents-faith-in-south-african-president-anc-before-poll-idUSKCN1S73I52019-05-02
We need to root out corruption from the face of South Ramaphosa told a campaign event in the Sandton financial district of Johannesburg NegativeVREDE South Struggling farmer Meshack Ncongwane was a lifelong supporter of South Africas governing African National Congress but says the party wont get his vote in parliamentary and provincial elections next week http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-election-corruption/anger-at-corruption-dents-faith-in-south-african-president-anc-before-poll-idUSKCN1S73I52019-05-02
President Cyril Ramaphosa visited affected communities in KwaZuluNatal on Wednesday and was expected in the Eastern Cape in the next few days PositiveDURBAN At least 60 people have been killed and more than 1000 have fled their homes after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides along South Africas eastern coast authorities said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-heavy-rains/more-than-60-dead-in-south-africa-after-heavy-rains-idUSKCN1S00VN2019-04-25
She stayed at home rather than hear Ramaphosa and like other residents of Alexandra says she might not vote next month PositiveJOHANNESBURG Johanna Ditsela lives within sight of the gleaming skyscrapers of South Africas main financial district but has existed in squalor for 30 years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-alexandra/south-african-township-squalid-and-neglected-despite-25-years-of-black-rule-idUSKCN1RN2PW2019-04-12
President Cyril Ramaphosa is banking on an efficient tax agency to help boost government coffers as large tax hikes in recent years have failed to arrest income shortfalls NegativeJOHANNESBURG Workers in South Africas taxcollecting agency intend to strike next week after talks on wage increases failed but a further round might still avert the action the agency said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-revenue/south-african-tax-workers-to-strike-over-pay-dispute-idUSKCN1R40IL2019-03-24
President Cyril Ramaphosa has a special abhorrence of violence against women and his spokeswoman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on WhatsApp NegativePresident Cyril Ramaphosa has a special abhorrence of violence against women and his spokeswoman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on WhatsApp http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-women-crime/south-african-leader-condemns-violence-against-women-as-assault-film-goes-viral-idUSKCN1QN22Z2019-03-07
Ramaphosa said in parliament that costcutting at Eskom would not necessarily entail job cuts NegativeTOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his plan to divide struggling state power firm Eskom into three units would minimize risks to the economy as a fifth day of power cuts hurt businesses and drove the rand to a sixweek low on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/eskom-split-to-minimize-risks-to-south-africa-ramaphosa-says-idUSKCN1Q32BL2019-02-15
TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his plan to divide struggling state power firm Eskom into three units would minimize risks to the economy as a fifth day of power cuts hurt businesses and drove the rand to a sixweek low on Thursday NegativeTOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his plan to divide struggling state power firm Eskom into three units would minimize risks to the economy as a fifth day of power cuts hurt businesses and drove the rand to a sixweek low on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/eskom-split-to-minimize-risks-to-south-africa-ramaphosa-says-idUSKCN1Q32BL2019-02-15
The National Union of Mineworkers the biggest union at Eskom on Thursday warned Ramaphosas African National Congress not to take its members votes for granted at the upcoming election NegativeTOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his plan to divide struggling state power firm Eskom into three units would minimize risks to the economy as a fifth day of power cuts hurt businesses and drove the rand to a sixweek low on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/eskom-split-to-minimize-risks-to-south-africa-ramaphosa-says-idUSKCN1Q32BL2019-02-15
Ramaphosa wants to split Eskom into entities responsible for generation transmission and distribution although they would still operate under the same Eskom holding company NegativeJOHANNESBURG Struggling staterun power firm Eskom subjected South Africa to the worst power cuts in several years this week after a decade of missteps when electricity sales stagnated and costs soared http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom-explainer/explainer-how-can-south-africas-state-power-firm-turn-the-lights-back-on-idUSKCN1Q22JR2019-02-14
Ramaphosa was initially cool on the idea but has since said the government would unveil measures to support Eskoms balance sheet in a budget speech on Feb PositiveJOHANNESBURG Struggling staterun power firm Eskom subjected South Africa to the worst power cuts in several years this week after a decade of missteps when electricity sales stagnated and costs soared http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom-explainer/explainer-how-can-south-africas-state-power-firm-turn-the-lights-back-on-idUSKCN1Q22JR2019-02-14
CAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans on Thursday to split struggling state power giant Eskom into three separate entities as he sought to convince investors and voters that he will turn around a struggling economy before an election in May NegativeCAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans on Thursday to split struggling state power giant Eskom into three separate entities as he sought to convince investors and voters that he will turn around a struggling economy before an election in May http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-pledges-to-fix-economy-as-election-looms-idUSKCN1PW2EK2019-02-08
Eskom is in crisis and the risks it poses to South Africa are Ramaphosa said adding that he would call this years parliamentary vote on May 8 NegativeCAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans on Thursday to split struggling state power giant Eskom into three separate entities as he sought to convince investors and voters that he will turn around a struggling economy before an election in May http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-pledges-to-fix-economy-as-election-looms-idUSKCN1PW2EK2019-02-08
Ramaphosa also promised to boost tourist numbers explore selling stakes in state firms deemed nonstrategic and increase agricultural output through accelerated land reforms PositiveCAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans on Thursday to split struggling state power giant Eskom into three separate entities as he sought to convince investors and voters that he will turn around a struggling economy before an election in May http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-pledges-to-fix-economy-as-election-looms-idUSKCN1PW2EK2019-02-08
Ramaphosa could still delay unpopular decisions like cutting jobs until after the election in an effort to avoid a confrontation with unions NegativeCAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans on Thursday to split struggling state power giant Eskom into three separate entities as he sought to convince investors and voters that he will turn around a struggling economy before an election in May http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-pledges-to-fix-economy-as-election-looms-idUSKCN1PW2EK2019-02-08
The task before us is Ramaphosa said during a televised state of the nation address in parliament that was attended by hundreds of lawmakers and dignitaries PositiveCAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans on Thursday to split struggling state power giant Eskom into three separate entities as he sought to convince investors and voters that he will turn around a struggling economy before an election in May http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-pledges-to-fix-economy-as-election-looms-idUSKCN1PW2EK2019-02-08
Trying to please all sides Ramaphosa said Eskoms generation transmission and distribution businesses would become separate stateowned entities without touching on controversial subjects like job cuts or privatisation NeutralCAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans on Thursday to split struggling state power giant Eskom into three separate entities as he sought to convince investors and voters that he will turn around a struggling economy before an election in May http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-pledges-to-fix-economy-as-election-looms-idUSKCN1PW2EK2019-02-08
JOHANNESBURG South Africa expressed disappointment on Sunday after the United States and other Western powers wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to tackle corruption and said those countries had breached diplomatic protocol NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa expressed disappointment on Sunday after the United States and other Western powers wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to tackle corruption and said those countries had breached diplomatic protocol http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-disappointed-after-western-powers-criticize-policy-in-memo-to-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1PS0DU2019-02-04
Ramaphosa has vowed to root out corruption and address policy uncertainty in Africas most advanced economy PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa expressed disappointment on Sunday after the United States and other Western powers wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to tackle corruption and said those countries had breached diplomatic protocol http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-disappointed-after-western-powers-criticize-policy-in-memo-to-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1PS0DU2019-02-04
Ramaphosa said robots had cut worker numbers in South Africas car industry but he wanted to see jobs in associated industries which he said could be a winwin situation PositiveGENEVA Governments must ensure the global economy keeps providing decent jobs and not just for robots a global commission set up by the International Labour Organization said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ilo-robots/keep-humans-in-good-jobs-in-the-robot-era-ilo-commission-urges-idUSKCN1PG1QC2019-01-23
GENEVA South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called on Tuesday for sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted and said his government was in discussions with Harare about how best to help PositiveGENEVA South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called on Tuesday for sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted and said his government was in discussions with Harare about how best to help http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-politics-safrica/south-africas-ramaphosa-calls-for-lifting-of-sanctions-on-zimbabwe-idUSKCN1PG0VF2019-01-22
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking in Geneva en route to Davos said his government was in discussions with Harare about how best to help PositiveHARARE Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised on Tuesday to investigate a brutal crackdown by security forces on antigovernment protesters as two of his supporters spoke of a possible plot to remove him from office http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-politics/zimbabwe-president-condemns-crackdown-supporters-raise-impeachment-fears-idUSKCN1PG0B42019-01-22
DURBAN South Africa Jan 12 President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to create more jobs boost economic growth and address the unequal structure of the South African economy at a rally on Saturday to launch the ruling partys national election campaign PositiveDURBAN South Africa Jan 12 President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to create more jobs boost economic growth and address the unequal structure of the South African economy at a rally on Saturday to launch the ruling partys national election campaign http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-puts-jobs-growth-at-heart-of-2019-election-campaign-idUSL8N1ZC0972019-01-13
In September the ANC hastily retracted a statement calling on the SARB to do more to help the poor after an intervention by Godongwana a member of Ramaphosas faction NegativeSouth Africas ruling party said on Saturday the central bank should broaden its focus to include boosting employment and economic growth a move that will worry investors already concerned about the direction of economic policy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-says-central-bank-should-broaden-economic-focus-idUSKCN1P60BF2019-01-13
In South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu met on Wednesday and urged CENI to speedily release the results to maintain stability NegativeKINSHASA Riot police deployed at the electoral commissions headquarters in Kinshasa on Wednesday ahead of the expected announcement of a result in Democratic Republic of Congos presidential election a vote the opposition said was marred by fraud http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/congo-riot-police-deploy-at-electoral-commission-ahead-of-vote-result-idUSKCN1P30RO2019-01-09
Zambian President Edgar Lungus office said he was traveling to South Africa on Tuesday for an urgent consultative with President Cyril Ramaphosa about the election NegativeKINSHASA A Congolese presidential candidates representatives have met with outgoing President Joseph Kabilas camp to ensure a peaceful transfer of power they said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election/congo-opposition-campaign-says-talking-with-kabila-camp-on-transition-idUSKCN1P21FF2019-01-09





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Power is sobs Kabila as Cyril Ramaphosa reassures him there is life after the presidency NegativeKINSHASA Thembo Kashauri has sketched some of the most scathing parodies of Joseph Kabila yet Congos bestknown political cartoonist has mixed feelings about the taciturn presidents impending departure after nearly two decades in power http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-congo-election-cartoonist/congo-cartoonist-prepares-to-sketch-a-new-president-idUSKCN1OR0X42018-12-30
Ramaphosa appointed a task team on Friday to advise the government on how to resolve Eskoms operational and financial problems including cutting its debt burden NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas cashstrapped power utility Eskom is evaluating bids for its mortgage lending business a spokesman said on Friday as the company works to shore up its balance sheet against a backdrop of operational woes http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-africas-eskom-evaluating-bids-for-mortgage-business-idUSKBN1OD2612018-12-15
Asked about the killing Ramaphosa told We are hoping that they will deal with the matter speedily so that the truth will come out NeutralJOHANNESBURG Lossmaking South African arms maker Denel has a problem as it fights to survive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-saudi-safrica-arms/khashoggi-killing-complicates-saudi-rescue-bid-for-south-african-arms-firm-idUSKCN1NP1GP2018-11-21
But despite Ramaphosas assertion that Saudi Arabia was only one of several suitors no others have come forward publicly NegativeJOHANNESBURG Lossmaking South African arms maker Denel has a problem as it fights to survive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-saudi-safrica-arms/khashoggi-killing-complicates-saudi-rescue-bid-for-south-african-arms-firm-idUSKCN1NP1GP2018-11-21
Critics including some prominent Afrikaners accuse them of stirring racial fears at a time when Ramaphosa is trying to defuse threats of unrest from a farleft party NegativePRETORIA When U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to investigate large scale killings of white farmers in South Africa and violent takeovers of land Pretoria said he was misinformed http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-land-afriforum-insight/trump-and-land-fears-boost-south-africas-white-right-state-idUSKCN1NQ0FY2018-11-21
Ramaphosa appeared open to bringing in a partner to bolster Denel when he acknowledged the Saudi bid earlier this month NeutralJOHANNESBURG Lossmaking South African arms maker Denel has a problem as it fights to survive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-saudi-safrica-arms/khashoggi-killing-complicates-saudi-rescue-bid-for-south-african-arms-firm-idUSKCN1NP1GP2018-11-21
Ramaphosa is competing in next years election with a farleft party exploiting anger at persistent rural destitution among blacks alongside wealthy whiteowned commercial farms NegativePRETORIA When U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to investigate large scale killings of white farmers in South Africa and violent takeovers of land Pretoria said he was misinformed http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-land-afriforum-insight/trump-and-land-fears-boost-south-africas-white-right-state-idUSKCN1NQ0FY2018-11-21
Ramaphosa made light of Trumps comments but an ANC source said he was very angry NegativePRETORIA When U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to investigate large scale killings of white farmers in South Africa and violent takeovers of land Pretoria said he was misinformed http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-land-afriforum-insight/trump-and-land-fears-boost-south-africas-white-right-state-idUSKCN1NQ0FY2018-11-21
That there are negotiations to consider this at all is an indictment of the approach of the Ramaphosa government to international human rights violations NegativeJOHANNESBURG Lossmaking South African arms maker Denel has a problem as it fights to survive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-saudi-safrica-arms/khashoggi-killing-complicates-saudi-rescue-bid-for-south-african-arms-firm-idUSKCN1NP1GP2018-11-21
With President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling African National Congress facing an election next year the deal promises to become a political issue NegativeJOHANNESBURG Lossmaking South African arms maker Denel has a problem as it fights to survive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-saudi-safrica-arms/khashoggi-killing-complicates-saudi-rescue-bid-for-south-african-arms-firm-idUSKCN1NP1GP2018-11-21
JOHANNESBURG South Africas main opposition party has called for an independent inquiry into a payment made to a fund that financed President Cyril Ramaphosas successful campaign for leader of the African National Congress last year NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas main opposition party has called for an independent inquiry into a payment made to a fund that financed President Cyril Ramaphosas successful campaign for leader of the African National Congress last year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/south-african-opposition-wants-payment-to-ramaphosa-campaign-fund-investigated-idUSKCN1NO1TY2018-11-20
On Friday Ramaphosa said he had inadvertently misled parliament and that the money was used to support his candidacy in the ANC leadership race which he narrowly won last December NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas main opposition party has called for an independent inquiry into a payment made to a fund that financed President Cyril Ramaphosas successful campaign for leader of the African National Congress last year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/south-african-opposition-wants-payment-to-ramaphosa-campaign-fund-investigated-idUSKCN1NO1TY2018-11-20
Ramaphosa has appointed independent inquiries to investigate corruption elsewhere NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas main opposition party has called for an independent inquiry into a payment made to a fund that financed President Cyril Ramaphosas successful campaign for leader of the African National Congress last year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/south-african-opposition-wants-payment-to-ramaphosa-campaign-fund-investigated-idUSKCN1NO1TY2018-11-20
The recessionbound economy and a bleak budget in October have piled pressure on President Cyrils Ramaphosa NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas economic recovery plans face serious constraints with growing debt of state firms domestically and capital outflows as a result of global trade tensions the International Monetary Fund said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-imf/imf-says-optimism-in-south-africas-economic-recovery-fading-idUSKCN1NO1QE2018-11-20
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters this month that he had met Trump since the tweets on farm but that the U.S. president mainly talked to him about golf NegativeJOHANNESBURG U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate luxury handbag designer Lana Marks as the new ambassador to South Africa the White House said almost two years after the last ambassador left under Barack Obama http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-usa-diplomacy/trump-to-nominate-handbag-designer-as-new-south-african-ambassador-idUSKCN1NK1OH2018-11-16
STRASBOURG France South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told the European Parliament on Wednesday that South Africa will enact land reforms in adherence to the countrys constitution and with respect for the human rights of all its people PositiveSTRASBOURG France South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told the European Parliament on Wednesday that South Africa will enact land reforms in adherence to the countrys constitution and with respect for the human rights of all its people http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-southafrica/land-reform-in-south-africa-will-not-violate-constitution-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1NJ1IX2018-11-15
This problem of land will be resolved through adherence to the rule of law and adherence to the Ramaphosa told lawmakers NegativeSTRASBOURG France South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told the European Parliament on Wednesday that South Africa will enact land reforms in adherence to the countrys constitution and with respect for the human rights of all its people http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eu-southafrica/land-reform-in-south-africa-will-not-violate-constitution-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1NJ1IX2018-11-15
Ramaphosas spokeswoman Khusela Diko said the president would only make a decision on the Saudi offer to partner with Denel once it was discussed by cabinet NegativeAccording to the source who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the talks Saudi Arabia was targeting Denels 49 percent stake in Rheinmetall Denel Munition http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-safrica-arms-exclusive/exclusive-saudi-makes-1-billion-bid-for-partnership-with-south-africa-defense-group-denel-idUSKCN1ND14Q2018-11-09
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has fired with immediate the suspended head of the South African Revenue Service Tom Moyane his spokeswoman Khusela Diko said on Thursday NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has fired with immediate the suspended head of the South African Revenue Service Tom Moyane his spokeswoman Khusela Diko said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-fires-suspended-tax-boss-moyane-idUSKCN1N65ML2018-11-02
Ramaphosa has also appointed a panel of experts to advise him on land reform NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africans overwhelmingly support changing the constitution to allow land to be expropriated without compensation parliament said on Thursday announcing the findings of a draft report that followed public hearings on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-land-parliament/public-hearings-show-support-for-land-expropriation-south-africa-parliament-idUSKCN1N65M42018-11-02
Ramaphosa who had given Moyane time to respond to the recommendations by Nugent said the former tax head failed to deal with the issues raised in the judges report NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has fired with immediate the suspended head of the South African Revenue Service Tom Moyane his spokeswoman Khusela Diko said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-fires-suspended-tax-boss-moyane-idUSKCN1N65ML2018-11-02
Gordhan a former finance minister has been tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa with cleaning up SOCs such as power utility Eskom which suffered misgovernance under former president Jacob Zuma NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Sunday that efforts to clean up corruption in stateowned companies faced resistance which threatened the countrys sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-corruption/south-africas-gordhan-says-anti-graft-efforts-face-dangerous-fightback-idUSKCN1N208P2018-10-29
Investment commitments of almost 290 billion rand were made at the conference Ramaphosa said NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared himself in economic repair at a major investment conference on Friday as the country raised a total of billion from investors to help haul itself out of recession http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africa-raises-55-billion-so-far-in-investment-pledges-idUSKCN1N02DB2018-10-27
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared himself in economic repair at a major investment conference on Friday as the country raised a total of billion from investors to help haul itself out of recession NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared himself in economic repair at a major investment conference on Friday as the country raised a total of billion from investors to help haul itself out of recession http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africa-raises-55-billion-so-far-in-investment-pledges-idUSKCN1N02DB2018-10-27
Ramaphosa has also unveiled a stimulus and recovery focused on job creation and infrastructure development PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared himself in economic repair at a major investment conference on Friday as the country raised a total of billion from investors to help haul itself out of recession http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africa-raises-55-billion-so-far-in-investment-pledges-idUSKCN1N02DB2018-10-27
Ramaphosa has made reviving the economy a top priority since assuming power in February but has been hampered by fiscal constraints and infighting in the ruling African National Congress NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared himself in economic repair at a major investment conference on Friday as the country raised a total of billion from investors to help haul itself out of recession http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africa-raises-55-billion-so-far-in-investment-pledges-idUSKCN1N02DB2018-10-27
Ramaphosa said the promised investments would give the country a lift NeutralJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared himself in economic repair at a major investment conference on Friday as the country raised a total of billion from investors to help haul itself out of recession http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africa-raises-55-billion-so-far-in-investment-pledges-idUSKCN1N02DB2018-10-27
Ramaphosa tried to soothe their concerns about the land policy NeutralJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared himself in economic repair at a major investment conference on Friday as the country raised a total of billion from investors to help haul itself out of recession http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africa-raises-55-billion-so-far-in-investment-pledges-idUSKCN1N02DB2018-10-27
We are in repair Ramaphosa said in his opening speech at the conference which looked at opportunities in sectors including agriculture manufacturing and energy NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared himself in economic repair at a major investment conference on Friday as the country raised a total of billion from investors to help haul itself out of recession http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africa-raises-55-billion-so-far-in-investment-pledges-idUSKCN1N02DB2018-10-27
In April President Cyril Ramaphosa oversaw the appointment of a new board at Denel as part of a wider plan to improve the governance and finances of state firms NegativeJOHANNESBURG Close to a thousand members of South Africas Solidarity union held a demonstration on Wednesday over pay at cashstrapped stateowned weapons manufacturer Denel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-safrica-denel-strike/about-a-thousand-workers-protest-over-pay-at-south-african-arms-maker-denel-idUSKCN1MR1Y22018-10-18
Ramaphosa said the inquiry should issue a final report by latest April next year NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday appointed a judicial inquiry into the 2 trillion rand state pension fund a government gazette said following corruption allegations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-pic/south-africas-ramaphosa-orders-inquiry-at-142-billion-state-pension-fund-idUSKCN1MR2QQ2018-10-18
As part of that process Ramaphosa had given a copy of the interim report to Moyane and invited him to make any submissions on its recommendations NegativeJOHANNESBURG An inquiry reviewing evidence on Tom Moyane the suspended head of South Africas Revenue Service issued an interim report on Tuesday urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire the tax official http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/inquiry-report-urges-south-africas-ramaphosa-to-fire-suspended-tax-head-idUSKCN1MQ2EQ2018-10-17
In March Ramaphosa suspended Moyane saying he had failed as commissioner of the revenue service and had lost the confidence of taxpayers NegativeJOHANNESBURG An inquiry reviewing evidence on Tom Moyane the suspended head of South Africas Revenue Service issued an interim report on Tuesday urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire the tax official http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/inquiry-report-urges-south-africas-ramaphosa-to-fire-suspended-tax-head-idUSKCN1MQ2EQ2018-10-17
JOHANNESBURG An inquiry reviewing evidence on Tom Moyane the suspended head of South Africas Revenue Service issued an interim report on Tuesday urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire the tax official NegativeJOHANNESBURG An inquiry reviewing evidence on Tom Moyane the suspended head of South Africas Revenue Service issued an interim report on Tuesday urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire the tax official http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/inquiry-report-urges-south-africas-ramaphosa-to-fire-suspended-tax-head-idUSKCN1MQ2EQ2018-10-17
The presidents office said Ramaphosa was weighing up the contents of the interim report and its recommendations NegativeJOHANNESBURG An inquiry reviewing evidence on Tom Moyane the suspended head of South Africas Revenue Service issued an interim report on Tuesday urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire the tax official http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/inquiry-report-urges-south-africas-ramaphosa-to-fire-suspended-tax-head-idUSKCN1MQ2EQ2018-10-17
Gordhan who is a former finance minister and close ally to Ramaphosa is attending a conference in London NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosas spokeswoman said on Monday his office was not aware of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nenes request to be relieved of his duties after he admitted to visiting the Gupta brothers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-presidents-office-says-not-aware-of-nene-request-to-be-sacked-idUSKCN1MI0G42018-10-09
JOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosas spokeswoman said on Monday his office was not aware of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nenes request to be relieved of his duties after he admitted to visiting the Gupta brothers NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosas spokeswoman said on Monday his office was not aware of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nenes request to be relieved of his duties after he admitted to visiting the Gupta brothers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-presidents-office-says-not-aware-of-nene-request-to-be-sacked-idUSKCN1MI0G42018-10-09
JOHANNESBURG Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants President Cryil Ramaphosa to sign an agreement promising to exclude territories that the monarch controls from a government land reform drive the eNCA news channel reported on Monday NegativeJOHANNESBURG Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants President Cryil Ramaphosa to sign an agreement promising to exclude territories that the monarch controls from a government land reform drive the eNCA news channel reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-land-zulus/zulu-king-wants-south-africa-land-reform-to-exclude-his-territories-idUSKCN1MI0SC2018-10-09
Nene is a key ally of Ramaphosa who reappointed him finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle shortly after he became president earlier this year NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosas spokeswoman said on Monday his office was not aware of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nenes request to be relieved of his duties after he admitted to visiting the Gupta brothers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-presidents-office-says-not-aware-of-nene-request-to-be-sacked-idUSKCN1MI0G42018-10-09
President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Saudi Arabia in July and subsequently announced that the Saudi government pledged to invest at least billion in South Africa PositiveJOHANNESBURG Saudi Arabia is in talks with South Africas major arms manufacturers and is considering taking an equity stake in the struggling stateowned defense firm Denel the head of the Saudi state defense company told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-safrica-saudi-defence-exclusive/exclusive-saudis-seek-wide-ranging-deals-with-south-african-arms-firms-idUSKCN1ME1802018-10-05
The South African rand firmed after President Cyril Ramaphosa said 275000 more jobs a year would be created by plans to reduce skyhigh unemployment and lift growth NegativeIndias interest rate decision updates http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-head-for-worst-week-since-feb-indian-rupee-drops-on-rbi-surprise-idUSL8N1WL1UX2018-10-05
JOHANNESBURG Under pressure over his track record on the economy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will convene a gathering of top officials and business leaders on Thursday to find solutions to the countrys longrunning unemployment crisis NegativeJOHANNESBURG Under pressure over his track record on the economy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will convene a gathering of top officials and business leaders on Thursday to find solutions to the countrys longrunning unemployment crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/under-fire-about-the-economy-south-africas-ramaphosa-eyes-jobs-plan-idUSKCN1MD2S32018-10-04
Ramaphosa who took over from scandalplagued Jacob Zuma in February has made reviving the economy and boosting job creation a cornerstone of his reform drive NegativeJOHANNESBURG Under pressure over his track record on the economy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will convene a gathering of top officials and business leaders on Thursday to find solutions to the countrys longrunning unemployment crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/under-fire-about-the-economy-south-africas-ramaphosa-eyes-jobs-plan-idUSKCN1MD2S32018-10-04
Since then Ramaphosa has unveiled a stimulus and recovery to try to get the economy back on track NegativeJOHANNESBURG Under pressure over his track record on the economy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will convene a gathering of top officials and business leaders on Thursday to find solutions to the countrys longrunning unemployment crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/under-fire-about-the-economy-south-africas-ramaphosa-eyes-jobs-plan-idUSKCN1MD2S32018-10-04
JOHANNESBURG South African stateowned arms manufacturer Denel did not pay senior staff their salaries in full this month the company said in a setback for President Cyril Ramaphosas drive to turnaround struggling state companies NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African stateowned arms manufacturer Denel did not pay senior staff their salaries in full this month the company said in a setback for President Cyril Ramaphosas drive to turnaround struggling state companies http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-denel/south-african-arms-firm-fails-to-pay-senior-staff-in-reform-setback-idUSKCN1M90DD2018-09-30
Ramaphosa said the countrys economy would be put on a firmer footing by the measures he announced on Friday NegativePRETORIA South Africas president announced a multibilliondollar stimulus program on Friday earmarking funds for job creation and infrastructure development as he seeks to make good on a pledge to revive the countrys ailing economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-outlines-stimulus-plan-for-ailing-economy-idUSKCN1M11932018-09-22
Ramaphosa said the infrastructure fund would attract finances from development institutions and banks private lenders and private sector and ordinary investors NegativePRETORIA South Africas president announced a multibilliondollar stimulus program on Friday earmarking funds for job creation and infrastructure development as he seeks to make good on a pledge to revive the countrys ailing economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-outlines-stimulus-plan-for-ailing-economy-idUSKCN1M11932018-09-22
The local currency briefly extended gains after Ramaphosas speech before slipping back to trade 0 NegativePRETORIA South Africas president announced a multibilliondollar stimulus program on Friday earmarking funds for job creation and infrastructure development as he seeks to make good on a pledge to revive the countrys ailing economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-outlines-stimulus-plan-for-ailing-economy-idUSKCN1M11932018-09-22
We have to resort to reprioritizing our Ramaphosa told reporters in Pretoria adding that there was no room to increase spending or borrowing NegativePRETORIA South Africas president announced a multibilliondollar stimulus program on Friday earmarking funds for job creation and infrastructure development as he seeks to make good on a pledge to revive the countrys ailing economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-outlines-stimulus-plan-for-ailing-economy-idUSKCN1M11932018-09-22
JOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday there would be no mass layoffs of public sector workers as his government considers various ways to pull the economy out of a recession that has rattled the rand and investor confidence NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday there would be no mass layoffs of public sector workers as his government considers various ways to pull the economy out of a recession that has rattled the rand and investor confidence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/south-africa-not-planning-mass-layoffs-in-public-sector-to-fight-recession-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1LX1NM2018-09-18
The mass retrenchment of public sector workers is not under Ramaphosa said at trade union federation Cosatus electoral conference in Johannesburg NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday there would be no mass layoffs of public sector workers as his government considers various ways to pull the economy out of a recession that has rattled the rand and investor confidence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/south-africa-not-planning-mass-layoffs-in-public-sector-to-fight-recession-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1LX1NM2018-09-18
In a statement ANC spokesman Pule Mabe refuted the report saying the ANC rejects attempts to link Magashule to the alleged plot to oust Ramaphosa NegativeJOHANNESBURG The ruling African National Congress on Sunday labeled reports that top ANC officials including former President Jacob Zuma and the partys secretarygeneral were plotting in secret to unseat Cyril Ramaphosa as party leader as shameless http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-rejects-reports-of-party-officials-plot-to-oust-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1LP0MR2018-09-10
JOHANNESBURG The ruling African National Congress on Sunday labeled reports that top ANC officials including former President Jacob Zuma and the partys secretarygeneral were plotting in secret to unseat Cyril Ramaphosa as party leader as shameless NegativeJOHANNESBURG The ruling African National Congress on Sunday labeled reports that top ANC officials including former President Jacob Zuma and the partys secretarygeneral were plotting in secret to unseat Cyril Ramaphosa as party leader as shameless http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-rejects-reports-of-party-officials-plot-to-oust-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1LP0MR2018-09-10
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa authorized a new investigation into a water ministry contract with German software firm SAP on Thursday citing allegations that public money was spent unlawfully NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa authorized a new investigation into a water ministry contract with German software firm SAP on Thursday citing allegations that public money was spent unlawfully http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-sap-se/south-africa-launches-new-probe-into-state-contract-with-germanys-sap-idUSKCN1LM1KD2018-09-07
Ramaphosa has launched a corruption crackdown since replacing Zuma in February and several investigations into government and private companies have moved forward NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa authorized a new investigation into a water ministry contract with German software firm SAP on Thursday citing allegations that public money was spent unlawfully http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-sap-se/south-africa-launches-new-probe-into-state-contract-with-germanys-sap-idUSKCN1LM1KD2018-09-07
SAP is one of several foreign firms to suffer reputational damage in South Africa after becoming entangled in corruption scandals under Ramaphosas predecessor Jacob Zuma NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa authorized a new investigation into a water ministry contract with German software firm SAP on Thursday citing allegations that public money was spent unlawfully http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-sap-se/south-africa-launches-new-probe-into-state-contract-with-germanys-sap-idUSKCN1LM1KD2018-09-07
In a statement issued on Wednesday Ramaphosas party the ruling African National Congress said the recession was the result of a prolonged trend of slowdown in economic NegativeJOHANNESBURG Sept 6 South Africas slide into recession is a transitional from which the economy will soon recover President Cyril Ramaphosa said in comments published on Thursday repeating promises for a stimulus package to reignite growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-economy/south-african-recession-is-transitional-issue-ramaphosa-idUSL5N1VS1622018-09-06
JOHANNESBURG Sept 6 South Africas slide into recession is a transitional from which the economy will soon recover President Cyril Ramaphosa said in comments published on Thursday repeating promises for a stimulus package to reignite growth NegativeJOHANNESBURG Sept 6 South Africas slide into recession is a transitional from which the economy will soon recover President Cyril Ramaphosa said in comments published on Thursday repeating promises for a stimulus package to reignite growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-economy/south-african-recession-is-transitional-issue-ramaphosa-idUSL5N1VS1622018-09-06
Ramaphosa has staked his reputation on reviving the economy after a decade of stagnation under his predecessor scandalplagued Jacob Zuma whom he replaced in February NegativeJOHANNESBURG Sept 6 South Africas slide into recession is a transitional from which the economy will soon recover President Cyril Ramaphosa said in comments published on Thursday repeating promises for a stimulus package to reignite growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-economy/south-african-recession-is-transitional-issue-ramaphosa-idUSL5N1VS1622018-09-06
Ramaphosas push for economic revival in doubt NeutralSouth Africa bonds reeling due to Turkey woes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-bonds-recession/bond-sell-off-to-deepen-as-south-africa-slips-into-recession-idUSL5N1VR4RU2018-09-05
African presidents in attendance include South Africas Cyril Ramaphosa Egypts Abdel Fattah alSisi Zambias Edgar Lungu and Gabons Ali Bongo PositiveBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday that Chinese funds are not for vanity in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove bottlenecks in the continents development http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-africa/chinas-xi-says-funds-for-africa-not-for-vanity-projects-idUSKCN1LJ0C42018-09-03
CAPE TOWN Britain supports South Africas land reform program provided it is carried out legally Prime Minister Theresa May said in Cape Town on Tuesday adding that she would discuss the issue with President Cyril Ramaphosa NegativeCAPE TOWN Britain supports South Africas land reform program provided it is carried out legally Prime Minister Theresa May said in Cape Town on Tuesday adding that she would discuss the issue with President Cyril Ramaphosa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-britain-land/britain-supports-south-african-land-reform-pm-may-idUSKCN1LD0U72018-08-28
Its an issue that I raised and discussed with President Ramaphosa when he was in London earlier this year NegativeCAPE TOWN Britain supports South Africas land reform program provided it is carried out legally Prime Minister Theresa May said in Cape Town on Tuesday adding that she would discuss the issue with President Cyril Ramaphosa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-britain-land/britain-supports-south-african-land-reform-pm-may-idUSKCN1LD0U72018-08-28
She would discuss the issue with President Cyril Ramaphosa she said NeutralCAPE TOWN Britain will use its international aid budget to boost its own interests while also seeking to deepen trade ties with Africa Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday countering critics who say aid funds would be better spent at home http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-britain/britain-will-use-aid-budget-to-boost-trade-in-africa-pm-may-idUSKCN1LD0KR2018-08-28
At public hearings suggestions for expropriation included unused land derelict buildings circumstances where occupiers have strong historical rights informal settlements and abandoned innercity buildings Ramaphosa wrote on Thursday NegativeThe United States warned South Africa on Thursday that seizing land without compensation risked sending the country down the wrong path deepening a spat over Pretorias efforts to fix a glaring racial disparity almost 25 years after the end of apartheid http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-usa-land/seizing-land-would-send-south-africa-down-the-wrong-path-u-s-idUSKCN1L808P2018-08-24
Writing in the Londonbased Financial Times on Thursday Ramaphosa This is no land grab NegativeThe United States warned South Africa on Thursday that seizing land without compensation risked sending the country down the wrong path deepening a spat over Pretorias efforts to fix a glaring racial disparity almost 25 years after the end of apartheid http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-usa-land/seizing-land-would-send-south-africa-down-the-wrong-path-u-s-idUSKCN1L808P2018-08-24
President Cyril Ramaphosas spokeswoman Khusela Diko was not immediately available for comment NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas presidency will seek clarification from the U.S. embassy about a tweet from President Donald Trump about land reform state broadcaster reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-usa-presidency/south-africa-to-seek-clarification-from-u-s-embassy-on-trumps-land-reform-tweet-sabc-idUSKCN1L80JI2018-08-23
Ramaphosa has said any measures would not hit economic growth or food security NeutralU.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South African land and farm and the killing of prompting Pretoria to accuse Trump of stoking racial divisions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-usa-land/trump-wants-pompeo-to-study-killing-of-farmers-in-south-africa-idUSKCN1L808P2018-08-23
South African President Cyril Ramaphosas spokeswoman said Trump was and the foreign ministry would seek clarification from the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South African land and farm and the killing of prompting Pretoria to accuse Trump of stoking racial divisions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-usa-land/trump-wants-pompeo-to-study-killing-of-farmers-in-south-africa-idUSKCN1L808P2018-08-23
The State Department has not commented on Ramaphosas announcement NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm and the killing of farmers there http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-usa-land/trump-says-wants-pompeo-to-closely-study-safrican-land-seizures-farm-killings-idUSKCN1L808P2018-08-23
A political analyst said people were still afraid to give evidence partly because they feared for their careers noting the ruling African National Congress remained factionriven following Ramaphosas appointment Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-influence-peddling-inquiry-opens-judge-seeks-more-witnesses-idUSKCN1L513W2018-08-21
Cyril Ramaphosa who succeeded him as president has promised to crack down on graft and revive a stagnating economy that lost momentum and suffered credit downgrades during Zumas tenure Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-influence-peddling-inquiry-opens-judge-seeks-more-witnesses-idUSKCN1L513W2018-08-21
It has required that we confront the injustices of the past acknowledge our weaknesses and shortcomings and seek a sustainable path towards a just and inclusive Ramaphosa said NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas stateowned Land Bank said on Monday a plan to allow the state to seize land without compensation could trigger defaults that could cost the government 41 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-land/south-africas-land-bank-says-land-expropriation-could-trigger-default-idUSKCN1L51X22018-08-21
Speaking at a farmers conference on Monday Ramaphosa said land reform was necessary to correct a past NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas stateowned Land Bank said on Monday a plan to allow the state to seize land without compensation could trigger defaults that could cost the government 41 billion rand http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-land/south-africas-land-bank-says-land-expropriation-could-trigger-default-idUSKCN1L51X22018-08-21
Cyril Ramaphosa who succeeded him as president has promised to crack down on graft and help revamp a stagnating economy that lost momentum and suffered credit downgrades during Zumas tenure NegativeJOHANNESBURG The judge leading an inquiry into claims of influencepeddling against former South African president Jacob Zuma on Monday urged more witnesses to come forward as public hearings began in a case that could last two years http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-influence-peddling-inquiry-opens-judges-seeks-more-witnesses-idUSKCN1L513W2018-08-20
JOHANNESBURG South Africa will probe allegations that state attorneys defrauded government of billions of dollars by deliberately losing cases the justice minister said on Tuesday the latest crackdown on corruption under President Cyril Ramaphosa NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa will probe allegations that state attorneys defrauded government of billions of dollars by deliberately losing cases the justice minister said on Tuesday the latest crackdown on corruption under President Cyril Ramaphosa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-corruption/south-africa-probes-state-attorneys-as-ramaphosa-graft-crackdown-widens-idUSKBN1KZ0Y72018-08-14
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed setting up a sovereign wealth fund to help boost economic growth and his ruling African National Congress backs the plan two senior party officials said on Tuesday NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed setting up a sovereign wealth fund to help boost economic growth and his ruling African National Congress backs the plan two senior party officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-swf/south-africas-ramaphosa-proposes-new-sovereign-wealth-fund-party-officials-idUSKBN1KZ17K2018-08-14
Ramaphosa who replaced scandalplagued Jacob Zuma as ANC leader late last year is trying to rekindle growth before next years national election NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed setting up a sovereign wealth fund to help boost economic growth and his ruling African National Congress backs the plan two senior party officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-swf/south-africas-ramaphosa-proposes-new-sovereign-wealth-fund-party-officials-idUSKBN1KZ17K2018-08-14
South Africas economy has performed poorly this year despite a shortlived pickup in business and consumer conference around the time that Ramaphosa replaced Zuma as ANC leader NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed setting up a sovereign wealth fund to help boost economic growth and his ruling African National Congress backs the plan two senior party officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-swf/south-africas-ramaphosa-proposes-new-sovereign-wealth-fund-party-officials-idUSKBN1KZ17K2018-08-14
The judge ordered that South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa appoint a National Director of Public Prosecutions within 90 days NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas Constitutional Court on Monday ruled the appointment of the chief prosecutor who was given his job after former president Jacob Zuma removed his predecessor was invalid and ordered that he be replaced within 90 days http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-top-court-orders-zuma-appointed-chief-prosecutor-to-leave-post-idUSKBN1KY0S32018-08-13
In a hastily arranged meeting afterwards Ramaphosa assured Zwelithini that the 28000 sq km sq under his control would not be touched NegativeMORULENG South Africa A hardscrabble patch of South Africa disputed between black farmers and tribal leaders working with platinum mining interests is legal ground zero in a battle to loosen the chiefs grip on communal lands http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-land-insight/tribal-chiefs-face-reckoning-over-rights-to-south-africas-rural-homelands-idUSKBN1KS1932018-08-07
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa urged all Zimbabweans to accept the poll results NegativeHARARE President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans to unite on Friday after he was declared the first elected head of state since Robert Mugabes removal from power but the opposition leader insisted he had won and pledged to challenge the result http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-election/zimbabwes-mnangagwa-promises-probe-of-post-election-killings-urges-unity-idUSKBN1KO0JX2018-08-04
JOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa urged all Zimbabweans on Friday to accept the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president after a poll marred by violence NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa urged all Zimbabweans on Friday to accept the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president after a poll marred by violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-election-ramaphosa/south-african-president-ramaphosa-appeals-to-zimbabweans-to-accept-poll-results-idUSKBN1KO0KW2018-08-03
Like ZANUPF Ramaphosas ANC is likely to remain in power next year NegativeBut instead of the prodigal bathing in a warm homecoming to the Western family of nations Mnangagwas victory has struck a sour note http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saundersonmeyer-zimbabwe-commentary/commentary-zimbabwes-sour-election-a-blow-to-the-country-and-the-region-idUSKBN1KN31M2018-08-03
Ramaphosa is also the Chairperson the Southern African Development Community NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa urged all Zimbabweans on Friday to accept the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president after a poll marred by violence http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-zimbabwe-election-ramaphosa/south-african-president-ramaphosa-appeals-to-zimbabweans-to-accept-poll-results-idUSKBN1KO0KW2018-08-03
South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa who also chairs the Southern African Development Community urged all Zimbabweans to accept the poll results NegativeHARARE Zimbabwes President Emmerson Mnangagwa called on Friday for unity after being declared winner of national elections but the main opposition leader questioned the outcome and demanded that proper and results be released http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-zimbabwe-election/zimbabwes-mnangagwa-calls-for-unity-rival-questions-election-result-idUSKBN1KO0JX2018-08-03
2 percent after President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling party would press ahead with plans for the expropriation of land without compensation NegativeLONDON Aug 1 Weak factory activity data and a U.S. proposal for higher tariffs on billion of Chinese imports weighed on investor appetite for emerging market stocks on Wednesday while a stronger dollar created headwinds for currencies http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-weak-factory-data-fresh-tariff-fears-weigh-on-emerging-markets-idUSL5N1US2082018-08-01
JOHANNESBURG South African ruling African National Congress will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday a move likely to unnerve investors NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African ruling African National Congress will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday a move likely to unnerve investors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-land/south-africas-anc-to-amend-constitution-to-allow-land-expropriation-idUSKBN1KL2VN2018-08-01
Ramaphosa said the measures will among others include increasing investment in public infrastructure NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African ruling African National Congress will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday a move likely to unnerve investors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-land/south-africas-anc-to-amend-constitution-to-allow-land-expropriation-idUSKBN1KL2VN2018-08-01
Ramaphosa said the unemployment figures were quite saying the ruling party has told the government to move with urgency to develop and implement a stimulus package to ignite economic growth NeutralJOHANNESBURG South African ruling African National Congress will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday a move likely to unnerve investors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-land/south-africas-anc-to-amend-constitution-to-allow-land-expropriation-idUSKBN1KL2VN2018-08-01
This stimulus package will be based on existing budgetary resources and the pursuit of new investments while remaining committed to fiscal Ramaphosa said NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African ruling African National Congress will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday a move likely to unnerve investors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-land/south-africas-anc-to-amend-constitution-to-allow-land-expropriation-idUSKBN1KL2VN2018-08-01
South Africas new president Cyril Ramaphosa replaced Eskoms entire board and top executives in January in a bid to revive a crucial state enterprise NegativeJOHANNESBURG Fifteen units are down at nine South African power stations taking over 6000 megawatts or 13 percent of Eskoms output off the national grid an internal document seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom-outages-exclusive/exclusive-south-africa-faces-power-cuts-as-eskom-units-down-internal-report-idUSKBN1KL1X32018-07-31
JOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that a private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week ended with an agreement that the two countries would discuss a nuclear power deal in the future NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that a private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week ended with an agreement that the two countries would discuss a nuclear power deal in the future http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-safrica-brics-nuclear/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-to-discuss-nuclear-with-putin-in-future-idUSKBN1KH1ZG2018-07-28
We have huge financial constraints we are not able to proceed with a nuclear build Ramaphosa told a news conference at the end of the BRICS summit NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that a private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week ended with an agreement that the two countries would discuss a nuclear power deal in the future http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-safrica-brics-nuclear/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-to-discuss-nuclear-with-putin-in-future-idUSKBN1KH1ZG2018-07-28
JOHANNESBURG Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the issue of a nuclear power deal at a private meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Johannesburg on Thursday but his host said Pretoria could not sign such a deal for now Ramaphosas spokeswoman said NegativeJOHANNESBURG Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the issue of a nuclear power deal at a private meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Johannesburg on Thursday but his host said Pretoria could not sign such a deal for now Ramaphosas spokeswoman said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-nuclear-putin/ramaphosa-to-putin-weak-economy-means-south-africa-cant-sign-nuclear-deal-yet-idUSKBN1KG28T2018-07-27
Ramaphosa is on a mission to kickstart economic growth after a decade of stagnation and is targeting billion in new investment over five years NegativeJOHANNESBURG Chinese investors signed agreements to build a billion metallurgical complex in South Africa during President Xi Jinpings state visit this week and hope to start construction next year an executive involved in the project and a provincial official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-brics-china/chinese-investors-plan-10-billion-metallurgical-complex-in-south-africa-idUSKBN1KH1E82018-07-27
The investors for the SEZ project were in the room when Ramaphosa and Xi spoke to the the executive said NegativeJOHANNESBURG Chinese investors signed agreements to build a billion metallurgical complex in South Africa during President Xi Jinpings state visit this week and hope to start construction next year an executive involved in the project and a provincial official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-brics-china/chinese-investors-plan-10-billion-metallurgical-complex-in-south-africa-idUSKBN1KH1E82018-07-27
7 billion of investment on Tuesday during a state visit to South Africa where President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a mission to kickstart economic growth after a decade of stagnation NegativePRETORIA Chinese President Xi Jinping promised http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-china/chinas-xi-pledges-14-7-billion-investment-on-south-africa-visit-idUSKBN1KE2A32018-07-24
JOHANNESBURG Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has agreed to give troubled South African logistics firm Transnet a 4 billion rand loan after a meeting between South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chinas Xi Jinping on Tuesday PositiveJOHANNESBURG Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has agreed to give troubled South African logistics firm Transnet a 4 billion rand loan after a meeting between South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chinas Xi Jinping on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-china-transnet/chinas-icbc-gives-south-africas-transnet-300-million-loan-during-xi-visit-idUSKBN1KE1Z82018-07-24
Ramaphosa has focused on revitalizing Eskom which received an injection of NegativePRETORIA Chinese President Xi Jinping promised http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-china/chinas-xi-pledges-14-7-billion-investment-on-south-africa-visit-idUSKBN1KE2A32018-07-24
Those commitments will help ease worries about the health of the South African economy which has performed poorly despite investor optimism when Ramaphosa replaced scandalplagued Jacob Zuma in February NegativePRETORIA Chinese President Xi Jinping promised http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-china/chinas-xi-pledges-14-7-billion-investment-on-south-africa-visit-idUSKBN1KE2A32018-07-24
Efforts to bootstrap more young people into jobs have gotten a boost from South Africas new president Cyril Ramaphosa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-unemployment-youth/in-job-short-south-africa-dating-service-gets-young-people-into-work-idUSKBN1K70BP2018-07-17
JOHANNESBURG South Africa will tighten its mine safety regulations to hold mine operators accountable for accidental deaths in the industry President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-talks-tough-on-mine-safety-says-to-engage-tribal-chiefs-on-land-idUSKBN1K62KJ2018-07-17
Ramaphosa said 54 miners had been killed in South Africas mines so far in 2018 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-talks-tough-on-mine-safety-says-to-engage-tribal-chiefs-on-land-idUSKBN1K62KJ2018-07-17
JOHANNESBURG Saudi Arabia will invest at least billion in South Africa mostly in the energy sector including building oil refineries the spokeswomen for South Africas president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-saudi-energy/saudi-arabia-to-invest-at-least-10-billion-in-south-africa-focus-on-energy-south-africa-presidency-idUSKBN1K22JR2018-07-12
Khusela Diko said the pledge was made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during an official visit by Ramaphosa and government ministers to the oil producing nation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-saudi-energy/saudi-arabia-to-invest-at-least-10-billion-in-south-africa-focus-on-energy-south-africa-presidency-idUSKBN1K22JR2018-07-12
Investor sentiment in South Africa picked up after President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to clean up poor governance that critics say beset the administration of his predecessor Jacob Zuma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-currentaccount/update-2-south-africas-q1-current-account-deficit-widens-weakening-rand-idUSL8N1TN1KR2018-06-21
Agreeing a new version of the charter is seen as instrumental to securing further investment in the mining sector which new President Cyril Ramaphosa has made a priority Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-mining/south-africa-proposes-30-percent-black-ownership-for-mining-firms-within-5-years-idUSKBN1JB2HD2018-06-16
If Ramaphosa doesnt intervene the lights will stay off and people will start where is our Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-african-power-outages-enter-second-day-as-workers-protest-idUSKBN1JB0II2018-06-16
JOHANNESBURG South Africa suffered power outages for a second day on Friday as workers protested over wages at national electricity provider Eskom in a test of President Cyril Ramaphosas resolve to cut costs at struggling state companies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-african-power-outages-enter-second-day-as-workers-protest-idUSKBN1JB0II2018-06-16
Cutting costs at troubled state entities such as Eskom is a top priority for Ramaphosa and the current labor unrest will test his administrations commitment to reforms Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-africas-grid-under-pressure-as-electricity-workers-protest-idUSKBN1JB0II2018-06-15
JOHANNESBURG South Africas power grid was under pressure on Friday with controlled blackouts possible due to workers protesting over pay a test of new President Cyril Ramaphosas efforts put the state electricity provider back on a stable financial footing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-africas-grid-under-pressure-as-electricity-workers-protest-idUSKBN1JB0II2018-06-15
Ramaphosa oversaw the appointment of a new board and chief executive at Eskom in a bid to clean up governance and set the firm on a firmer financial footing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/south-african-labor-unions-picket-eskom-office-in-wage-dispute-idUSKBN1JA15B2018-06-14
Ramaphosa oversaw the appointment of a new board and chief executive at Eskom in an attempt to clean up governance and set the company on a firmer financial footing Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/wage-protests-threaten-south-african-power-supply-idUSKBN1JA15B2018-06-14
Stabilizing Eskoms finances is a priority for President Cyril Ramaphosa as he looks to rekindle growth after nine years of stagnation under Zuma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/wage-protests-lead-to-south-african-power-outages-idUSKBN1JA15B2018-06-14
Stabilizing Eskoms finances is a priority for President Cyril Ramaphosa as he looks to rekindle growth after nine years of stagnation under his predecessor Zuma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-eskom/wage-protests-threaten-south-african-power-supply-idUSKBN1JA15B2018-06-14
Ramaphosa has made the fight against corruption a top priority as he seeks to woo foreign investment and revamp an ailing economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-zuma/south-africas-zuma-makes-second-court-appearance-on-corruption-charges-idUSKCN1J40O62018-06-08
Botham said reforms at state firms including sole power utility Eskom where the government has made executive appointments since Ramaphosa became president were sending positive signals to investors Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-bonds/south-africas-bonds-still-a-favourite-despite-gdp-setback-idUSL5N1T84DN2018-06-07
Ramaphosa has said fighting corruption must be a priority as he seeks to revamp the economy and woo foreign investment Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-zuma/south-africa-rejects-zumas-request-to-delay-friday-court-hearing-idUSKCN1J11CF2018-06-05
If Ramaphosa can make progress on the issue it would give a big boost to the ANC which has steadily lost support since sweeping to power in 1994 Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-land-cities/south-africas-cities-hold-key-to-ramaphosas-land-plan-idUSKCN1J01452018-06-04
JOHANNESBURG South Africas former leader Jacob Zuma is impeding a crackdown on corruption by the ruling African National Congress under President Cyril Ramaphosa the head of the communist party said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-zuma/south-africas-zuma-behind-backlash-against-ramaphosa-anc-ally-says-idUSKCN1J00O02018-06-04
Many of Zumas allies remain in top party positions and analysts say they may try to block Ramaphosas reform program which is aimed at boosting economic growth and investment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-zuma/south-africas-zuma-behind-backlash-against-ramaphosa-anc-ally-says-idUSKCN1J00O02018-06-04
The ANC has become increasingly divided since Zuma was ousted by Ramaphosas faction in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-zuma/south-africas-zuma-behind-backlash-against-ramaphosa-anc-ally-says-idUSKCN1J00O02018-06-04
Other analysts said the socalled in reference to improved sentiment on Ramaphosas election was not enough on its own to lure more investors Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-economy-stocks/offshore-investor-interest-in-south-african-equities-at-risk-as-ramaphoria-wanes-idUSL5N1T13Z62018-05-31
CAPE TOWN South Africas parliament on Tuesday passed a national minimum wage bill by an overwhelming majority a policy championed by President Cyril Ramaphosa as an important step to tackle labor instability and wage inequality Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-wages/south-african-parliament-approves-national-minimum-wage-bill-idUSKCN1IU20Z2018-05-29
The bill will be sent to parliaments upper house for ratification and becomes law once it is signed by Ramaphosa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-wages/south-african-parliament-approves-national-minimum-wage-bill-idUSKCN1IU20Z2018-05-29
JOHANNESBURG South Africas Democratic Alliance the biggest opposition to President Cyril Ramaphosas African National Congress dismissed as rumors and a Sunday newspaper report that said the party was about to split Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-opposition/south-africas-opposition-rejects-report-that-party-will-split-idUSKCN1IS0GI2018-05-27
Ramaphosa will be hoping to win back the support of ANC voters who switched to the DA after becoming disillusioned with the leadership of scandalplagued former president Jacob Zuma Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-opposition/south-africas-opposition-rejects-report-that-party-will-split-idUSKCN1IS0GI2018-05-27
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorized an investigation into allegations of irregularities and unlawful conduct at several government departments the presidency said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-authorizes-graft-probe-into-government-departments-idUSKCN1IQ1YG2018-05-25
The move is the latest by Ramaphosa to tackle alleged corruption and misgoverance in the administration of his predecessor Jacob Zuma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-authorizes-graft-probe-into-government-departments-idUSKCN1IQ1YG2018-05-25
For the next five years this is the leadership of the ANC led by President Cyril Ramaphosa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-ally-resigns-after-anti-graft-protests-in-south-african-province-idUSKCN1IO1L82018-05-23
JOHANNESBURG The leader of South Africas North West province resigned on Wednesday in the face of pressure from President Cyril Ramaphosa and weeks of violent protests against his rule over the platinumrich region Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-ally-resigns-after-anti-graft-protests-in-south-african-province-idUSKCN1IO1L82018-05-23
Ramaphosa has staked his reputation on rooting out the corruption associated with Zumas nine years in power Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-provincial-premier-steps-down-after-anti-graft-protests-idUSKCN1IO1L82018-05-23
She said the ANC was united behind Ramaphosa and dismissed talk of a lingering struggle for control of the party between rival factions Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-ally-resigns-after-anti-graft-protests-in-south-african-province-idUSKCN1IO1L82018-05-23
The length of the tussle over Mahumapelos tenure shows Ramaphosas cautious leadership style and the power that Zuma loyalists retain within the ANC which is Africas oldest liberation movement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-ally-resigns-after-anti-graft-protests-in-south-african-province-idUSKCN1IO1L82018-05-23
The protests over corruption and poor public services were some of the first signs of public discord since President Cyril Ramaphosa succeeded scandalplagued Jacob Zuma in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-provincial-premier-steps-down-after-anti-graft-protests-idUSKCN1IO1L82018-05-23
Ramaphosa is working hard to defuse this issue Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-land/south-africa-land-reform-unlikely-to-mean-constitutional-change-analysts-idUSKCN1IN1902018-05-22
Three Transnet board members resigned earlier this month after Ramaphosa made Gordhan public enterprises minister in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-transnet/south-africa-appoints-interim-board-at-troubled-state-firm-transnet-idUSKCN1IF2XN2018-05-15
Mahumapelo is a political ally of scandalplagued former president Jacob Zuma replaced in February by Cyril Ramaphosa who has vowed to clean up governance in Africas most industrialised economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/embattled-south-african-premier-denies-reports-he-has-stepped-down-idUSKBN1IA0M92018-05-09
Mahumapelo is a political ally of scandalplagued former president Jacob Zuma replaced in February by Cyril Ramaphosa who has vowed to clean up governance in Africas most industrialized economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/embattled-south-african-provincial-premier-denies-reports-he-has-quit-idUSKBN1IA0M92018-05-09
Mahumapelo was a political ally of scandalplagued former president Jacob Zuma replaced in February by Cyril Ramaphosa who has vowed to clean up governance in Africas most industrialized economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-provincial-premier-steps-down-after-protests-idUSKBN1IA0M92018-05-09
Ramaphosa placed the platinumrich provinces health and treasury departments under central government control and deployed army medics to treat hospital patients Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-provincial-premier-steps-down-after-protests-idUSKBN1IA0M92018-05-09
New President Cyril Ramaphosa who has pledged to fight corruption suspended Moyane in March after losing confidence in Moyanes ability to lead the agency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-serves-suspended-revenue-service-head-with-disciplinary-charges-idUSKBN1I51G22018-05-04
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday meet officials from the labor ministry to discuss the planned introduction of a national minimum wage a day after nationwide protests over the policy which he has championed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-to-meet-labor-ministry-after-minimum-wage-protests-idUSKBN1HX1GN2018-04-26
Ramaphosa sees the minimum pay which was meant to be introduced on May 1 but has been delayed as an important first step to tackle labor instability and wage inequality Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-to-meet-labor-ministry-after-minimum-wage-protests-idUSKBN1HX1GN2018-04-26
The president recognizes that the national minimum wage is not a living wage but we need to start Ramaphosas spokeswoman Diko said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-to-meet-labor-ministry-after-minimum-wage-protests-idUSKBN1HX1GN2018-04-26
Business leaders in Africas most industrialized economy have consistently expressed their trust in Ramaphosa leading to stocks hitting a string a record highs earlier in the year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-consol-glas-ipo/south-african-glass-bottle-maker-consol-cans-240-million-ipo-plans-idUSKBN1HW1482018-04-25
COSATU the countrys biggest trade union federation which supported Ramaphosas bid for the leadership of the ANC distanced itself from the protest and said it supported the minimum wage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-protests/south-african-unions-protest-over-minimum-wage-in-test-for-ramaphosa-idUSKBN1HW1D02018-04-25
JOHANNESBURG More than 2000 South African union members marched in Johannesburg in a nationwide protest on Wednesday against a proposed national minimum wage presenting a test for new President Cyril Ramaphosa who champions the policy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-protests/south-african-unions-protest-over-minimum-wage-is-test-for-ramaphosa-idUSKBN1HW1D02018-04-25
JOHANNESBURG Several thousand South African union members marched in Johannesburg on Wednesday to protest a proposed national minimum wage they called inadequate presenting a test for President Cyril Ramaphosa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-protests/south-african-unions-protest-over-minimum-wage-in-test-for-ramaphosa-idUSKBN1HW1D02018-04-25
MAHIKENG South Africa South Africas new president Cyril Ramaphosa appealed for calm on Friday after flying into the northern city of Mahikeng to try to quell an outbreak of violent demonstrations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-flies-in-to-try-and-quell-northern-protests-idUSKBN1HR28W2018-04-21
Ramaphosa who replaced Jacob Zuma as president in February has staked his reputation on rooting out the corruption and mismanagement associated with Zumas nine scandalplagued years in power Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-flies-in-to-try-and-quell-northern-protests-idUSKBN1HR28W2018-04-21
The streets around him were quiet as Ramaphosa arrived Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-flies-in-to-try-and-quell-northern-protests-idUSKBN1HR28W2018-04-21
In a statement Ramaphosa called for calm Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-cuts-short-britain-trip-to-deal-with-protests-at-home-idUSKBN1HQ2QJ2018-04-19
JOHANNESBURG South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his visit to Britain by a day to return home to deal with protests in the countrys North West province his office said on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-cuts-short-britain-trip-to-deal-with-protests-at-home-idUSKBN1HQ2QJ2018-04-19
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a team of business and finance experts on Monday to scour the globe for billion in investment to boost the ailing economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/ramaphosa-team-to-seek-100-billion-investment-for-south-africa-idUSKBN1HN2JR2018-04-17
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a team of business and finance experts on Monday to hunt the globe for 100 billion rand in investment to boost the ailing economy Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/ramaphosa-team-to-seek-8-billion-investment-for-south-africa-idUSKBN1HN2JR2018-04-16
Ramaphosa became president in February after winning the leadership of the ruling African National Congress last year on promises to revive the economy and crack down on corruption Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/ramaphosa-team-to-seek-8-billion-investment-for-south-africa-idUSKBN1HN2JR2018-04-16
Ramaphosa has sacked or demoted a number of ministers allied to his scandalridden predecessor and reinstated Nhlanhla Nene as finance Minister after Zuma fired him in 2015 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/ramaphosa-team-to-seek-8-billion-investment-for-south-africa-idUSKBN1HN2JR2018-04-16
Ramaphosa said the envoys would travel to Europe Asia and across Africa to build an investment to help plug a substantial shortfall of foreign and local direct investment Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/ramaphosa-team-to-seek-8-billion-investment-for-south-africa-idUSKBN1HN2JR2018-04-16
The tide has begun to turn under Ramaphosa with Moodys last month keeping the country at investment grade and changing the outlook to stable from negative Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ramaphosa/ramaphosa-team-to-seek-8-billion-investment-for-south-africa-idUSKBN1HN2JR2018-04-16
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that just as South Africa grieved for MadikizelaMandela it was comforted by the profound meaning of her life Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-winninemandela/south-africas-anti-apartheid-heroine-winnie-mandela-laid-to-rest-idUSKBN1HL0LF2018-04-14
President Cyril Ramaphosa reappointed Nene in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-zuma-factbox/factbox-south-africas-divisive-ex-president-zumas-many-scandals-idUSKCN1HD0102018-04-06
The signing represents a victory for Ramaphosa who has promised to unlock investment and kickstart economic growth since replacing scandalplagued Zuma in February Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-power/south-africa-signs-4-7-billion-of-delayed-renewable-energy-deals-idUSKCN1HB2302018-04-04
President Cyril Ramaphosa led an outpouring of grief over her death in South Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-winnie-mandela/winnie-mandela-tainted-anti-apartheid-figurehead-dies-at-81-idUSKCN1H91942018-04-02
Today we have lost a mother a grandmother a friend a comrade a leader and an said Ramaphosa who was expected to visit the family home later on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-winnie-mandela/winnie-mandela-tainted-anti-apartheid-figurehead-dies-at-81-idUSKCN1H91942018-04-02
7 billion in renewable power contracts an energy ministry spokeswoman said removing an obstacle to the first major investment deal under President Cyril Ramaphosa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-power/south-african-court-dismisses-bid-to-block-4-7-billion-renewable-deals-idUSKBN1H51KA2018-03-29
Ramaphosa welcomed Moodys decision on Tuesday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-ratings/sp-south-africa-needs-stronger-growth-to-escape-junk-idUSKBN1H31NZ2018-03-27
After his whirlwind start Ramaphosas challenges now include keeping the unions on side as the government overhauls cashstrapped national carrier South African Airways and heavily indebted state power utility Eskom Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-analysis/roadblocks-ahead-for-south-africas-ramaphosa-after-moodys-win-idUSKBN1H22JB2018-03-26
He added that recent political events in South Africa including former President Jacob Zumas resignation and replacement by Cyril Ramaphosa were encouraging Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-business-massmart/massmart-to-open-20-stores-in-pan-african-expansion-chairman-idUSKBN1H22FK2018-03-26
JOHANNESBURG South Africas new president Cyril Ramaphosa will need to call on all his dealmaking skills to overhaul ailing stateowned firms and tackle land reform if he wants to capitalize on Moodys decision not to downgrade the countrys debt to junk Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-analysis/roadblocks-ahead-for-south-africas-ramaphosa-after-moodys-win-idUSKBN1H22JB2018-03-26
Ramaphosas negotiating skills have been respected for decades ever since Nelson Mandela turned to the former trade union boss to lead the successful negotiations to end white minority rule Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-analysis/roadblocks-ahead-for-south-africas-ramaphosa-after-moodys-win-idUSKBN1H22JB2018-03-26
Investors have cheered Ramaphosas arrival and his choice of respected ministers in key roles including former finance minister Pravin Gordhan as minister of public enterprises Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africa-mulling-privatization-in-ramaphosa-reform-drive-treasury-chief-idUSKBN1H00DV2018-03-24
JOHANNESBURG South Africa will consider partially privatizing struggling stateowned companies as part of wideranging reforms set in motion by President Cyril Ramaphosa since he came to power last month the head of the National Treasury said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africa-mulling-privatization-in-ramaphosa-reform-drive-treasury-chief-idUSKBN1H00DV2018-03-24
Ramaphosa has wasted little time in working to pull South Africa back from the brink Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-ratings-moodys/update-3-moodys-keeps-south-africa-rating-at-investment-grade-revises-outlook-idUSL8N1R571B2018-03-24
Ramaphosa this week also suspended Zuma ally Tom Moyane as head of the revenue service Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-ratings-moodys/update-3-moodys-keeps-south-africa-rating-at-investment-grade-revises-outlook-idUSL8N1R571B2018-03-24
AfriForum said following it would drop its case following Ramaphosas amendment of the rule Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-court/south-africas-ramaphosa-changes-zuma-rule-on-influence-peddling-inquiry-idUSKBN1GZ2MI2018-03-23
But hopes have risen that the country could be spared since Cyril Ramaphosa took over from Jacob Zuma as president Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-assets-tumble-as-trade-war-fears-balloon-idUSL8N1R51KJ2018-03-23
Conducting a credible inquiry is seen by many as a litmus test of Ramaphosas ability to pursue broader reforms in his bid to revive the countrys economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-court/south-africas-ramaphosa-changes-zuma-rule-on-influence-peddling-inquiry-idUSKBN1GZ2MI2018-03-23
In a statement on Friday the presidents office said Ramaphosa had amended the rule in response to petitions filed by AfriForum and other rights groups Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-court/south-africas-ramaphosa-changes-zuma-rule-on-influence-peddling-inquiry-idUSKBN1GZ2MI2018-03-23
JOHANNESBURG South Africas new President Cyril Ramaphosa has changed a rule that said evidence produced at a judicial inquiry into allegations of influencepeddling signed by his predecessor Jacob Zuma could not be used in a criminal case Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-court/south-africas-ramaphosa-changes-zuma-rule-on-influence-peddling-inquiry-idUSKBN1GZ2MI2018-03-23
Ramaphosa rewrote the clause limiting the inadmissibility of any evidence to circumstances where a witness may incriminate themselves Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-court/south-africas-ramaphosa-changes-zuma-rule-on-influence-peddling-inquiry-idUSKBN1GZ2MI2018-03-23
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Pretoria would sign up once domestic legal requirements had been satisfied Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-trade/nigeria-keen-to-ensure-africa-trade-bloc-good-for-itself-president-idUSKBN1GX29V2018-03-22
2 percent after President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended the head of the revenue service pending disciplinary action Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-snap-4-day-losing-streak-turkey-pressured-idUSL8N1R21KU2018-03-20
But Ramaphosa said he had lost faith in his leadership Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zumas-tax-chief-ousted-ahead-of-south-africa-ratings-decision-idUSKBN1GW0GR2018-03-20
In February weeks after his election as head of state Ramaphosa reshuffled the cabinet firing or demoting several ministers viewed as Zuma allies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-suspends-revenue-service-head-moyane-idUSKBN1GV2UD2018-03-20
JOHANNESBURG Mark Kingon was appointed acting head of South Africas tax office on Tuesday hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended his predecessor and days before a Moodys review that could see the country lose its last investmentgrade credit rating Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zumas-tax-chief-ousted-ahead-of-south-africa-ratings-decision-idUSKBN1GW0GR2018-03-20
Moyane is the latest top government official to face replacement since Ramaphosa succeeded Jacob Zuma as president Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-suspends-revenue-service-head-moyane-idUSKBN1GV2UD2018-03-20
Moyane refused to resign during a meeting earlier on Monday when Ramaphosa said he had lost confidence in Moyanes ability to lead the agency the statement said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-suspends-revenue-service-head-moyane-idUSKBN1GV2UD2018-03-20
President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended Moyane on Monday pending disciplinary action citing a deterioration in public confidence in the South African Revenue Service Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-appoints-acting-commissioner-for-revenue-service-idUSKBN1GW0GR2018-03-20
Ramaphosa suspended Zumaappointed Tom Moyane late on Tuesday saying he had failed as head of the South African Revenue Service and had lost the confidence of taxpayers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zumas-tax-chief-ousted-ahead-of-south-africa-ratings-decision-idUSKBN1GW0GR2018-03-20
Another potentially damagelimiting factor is widely held optimism that Ramaphosa and his new team will be able repair at least some of the damage done during Jacob Zumas tenure Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-rating-debt-analysis/south-africa-credit-downgrade-may-do-less-damage-than-feared-idUSKCN1GS1SO2018-03-16
LONDON South Africa will learn soon whether Cyril Ramaphosas first month as president has saved the countrys last remaining investment grade rating but even if it hasnt a broader rise in optimism should limit the damage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-rating-debt-analysis/south-africa-credit-downgrade-may-do-less-damage-than-feared-idUSKCN1GS1SO2018-03-16
CAPE TOWN South Africa will not allow illegal land grabs new President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday as the country prepares to expropriate land without compensation following a vote in parliament Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-land/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-will-stop-illegal-land-grabs-idUSKCN1GQ20S2018-03-14
On Sunday Ramaphosa pointedly warned against land invasions Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-land-explainer/explainer-south-africa-aims-to-expropriate-land-without-compensation-idUSKCN1GQ2802018-03-14
Ramaphosa has stressed that food production and security in the biggest maize producer must not be threatened by land reform Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-land/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-will-stop-illegal-land-grabs-idUSKCN1GQ20S2018-03-14
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was dealt a political blow on Tuesday after a lastminute legal challenge by a group loyal to ousted leader Jacob Zuma blocked the signing of Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-power/south-african-pro-zuma-group-blocks-energy-deals-in-blow-to-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1GP1FP2018-03-13
The election as president last month of Cyril Ramaphosa who has promised to fight corruption and kickstart the economy has lifted confidence among business leaders in most advanced economy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-steinhoff-intln-accounts-kap/steinhoff-sells-part-of-stake-in-south-africas-kap-to-cut-debt-idUSKCN1GP0HV2018-03-13
The election last month of Cyril Ramaphosa who has promised to fight corruption and kick start the economy has lifted confidence among business leaders in most advanced economy Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-steinhoff-intln-accounts-kap/crisis-hit-steinhoff-cuts-stake-in-south-africas-kap-to-26-percent-idUSKCN1GP0HV2018-03-13
Zuma reluctantly resigned last month under sustained pressure from sections of the ANC but his allies remain in highlevel roles in the party and are opposed to Ramaphosa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-power/south-african-pro-zuma-group-blocks-energy-deals-in-blow-to-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1GP1FP2018-03-13
Rand debt has rallied since Ramaphosa took charge NeutralRate cut would slow capital inflows http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/safrica-rates/south-africa-vat-hike-tests-central-banks-hawkish-stance-idUSL5N1QQ6BC2018-03-09
CAPE TOWN South future is looking a lot more since President Cyril Ramaphosa succeeded scandalplagued Jacob Zuma last month Anglo Chief Executive Mark Cutifani said on Wednesday NegativeCAPE TOWN South future is looking a lot more since President Cyril Ramaphosa succeeded scandalplagued Jacob Zuma last month Anglo Chief Executive Mark Cutifani said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy-anglo-american/south-africas-future-just-got-a-lot-more-positive-anglo-american-ceo-says-idUSKCN1GJ1222018-03-07
JOHANNESBURG South rand is expected to weaken more than 4 percent in 12 months as investors start to take profits from the overbought currency on doubts of how much new President Cyril Ramaphosa can achieve in reforms NegativeJOHANNESBURG South rand is expected to weaken more than 4 percent in 12 months as investors start to take profits from the overbought currency on doubts of how much new President Cyril Ramaphosa can achieve in reforms http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-forex-poll-safrica/south-africas-rand-to-slip-over-4-percent-as-ramaphosa-euphoria-fades-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1GJ0HH2018-03-07
Ramaphosa has his work cut out for him and his key objective should of course be to reduce constraints on GDP Shiells said NegativeJOHANNESBURG South rand is expected to weaken more than 4 percent in 12 months as investors start to take profits from the overbought currency on doubts of how much new President Cyril Ramaphosa can achieve in reforms http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-forex-poll-safrica/south-africas-rand-to-slip-over-4-percent-as-ramaphosa-euphoria-fades-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1GJ0HH2018-03-07
We see any rallies in the rand being met by profit taking and scepticism that President Ramaphosa can transform the said Christopher Shiells emerging market strategist at Informa Global Markets NegativeJOHANNESBURG South rand is expected to weaken more than 4 percent in 12 months as investors start to take profits from the overbought currency on doubts of how much new President Cyril Ramaphosa can achieve in reforms http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-forex-poll-safrica/south-africas-rand-to-slip-over-4-percent-as-ramaphosa-euphoria-fades-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1GJ0HH2018-03-07
But sentiment has improved since Ramaphosa replaced Jacob Zuma who resigned as head of state following a long series of scandals PositivePRETORIA South economy grew more than expected at the end of last year as agriculture and trade recovered data showed on Tuesday boosting its chances of avoiding a potentially debilitating credit ratings downgrade http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-gdp/south-african-fourth-quarter-gdp-grows-above-forecasts-as-rating-decision-nears-idUSKCN1GI10J2018-03-06
He added that a rise in business confidence since President Cyril Ramaphosa succeeded scandalplagued Jacob Zuma last month has already reduced the strain of debt service costs NegativePRETORIA South economic growth forecasts will likely be revised upwards by the time the mediumterm budget outlook is announced in October as the government finalizes reforms to boost growth Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-economy/south-africas-growth-forecasts-likely-to-be-increased-finance-minister-idUSKBN1GH1Y62018-03-05
CAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday he wants talks on the thorny topic of land expropriation to avoid panic but aims to resolve the issue of racial disparities in property ownership once and for NegativeCAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday he wants talks on the thorny topic of land expropriation to avoid panic but aims to resolve the issue of racial disparities in property ownership once and for http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-land-expropriation/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-aims-to-resolve-land-issue-once-and-for-all-idUSKCN1GD4U42018-03-01
JOHANNESBURG Confidence in South economy will get a boost after cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril Ramaphosa returned trusted hands to crucial budgetrelated ministries a Reuters poll showed on Thursday NegativeJOHANNESBURG Confidence in South economy will get a boost after cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril Ramaphosa returned trusted hands to crucial budgetrelated ministries a Reuters poll showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-cabinet-poll/south-africa-economic-confidence-to-get-a-lift-after-cabinet-reshuffle-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1GD3ZA2018-03-01
President Ramaphosa clearly has his sights set on improving the domestic business climate and promoting more publicprivate sector said Schultz NegativeJOHANNESBURG Confidence in South economy will get a boost after cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril Ramaphosa returned trusted hands to crucial budgetrelated ministries a Reuters poll showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-cabinet-poll/south-africa-economic-confidence-to-get-a-lift-after-cabinet-reshuffle-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1GD3ZA2018-03-01
Zuma had filed his own appeal against the December ruling in his capacity as president but his successor Cyril Ramaphosa withdrew the challenge NegativeJOHANNESBURG South chief prosecutor who was ordered to step down by a court that found it improper that a Jacob Zumaappointee should decide if the thenpresident should be prosecuted appealed that ruling on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-appointed-chief-prosecutor-fights-for-job-in-south-africas-top-court-idUSKCN1GC2QR2018-02-28
A former teacher and veteran minister Pandor comes from a long line of political activists in KwaZulu Natal a key province for the ANC and one where Ramaphosa needs allies NegativeSouth President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffled his cabinet on Monday after coming to power two weeks ago when scandalplagued Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-cabinet-factbox/factbox-key-figures-in-south-african-president-ramaphosas-first-cabinet-idUSKCN1GA2RV2018-02-27
Analysts said Ramaphosa sought to keep different ANC factions represented within the cabinet NeutralCAPE TOWN South Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday his budget last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades as new President Cyril Ramaphosa tries to revive the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-finance-minister-budget-may-not-stave-off-downgrades-idUSKCN1GB18B2018-02-27
Analysts said the changes including shifting some Zuma allies to less important ministries showed that Ramaphosa was walking a tightrope in balancing the factions NegativePRETORIA South new president Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister on Monday two years after sacking from the same role began the ruling party revolt that eventually ousted former leader Jacob Zuma http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-appoints-nene-as-finance-minister-in-cabinet-reshuffle-idUSKCN1GA2BD2018-02-27
Asked if he had to make compromises Ramaphosa No no no NegativeCAPE TOWN South Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday his budget last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades as new President Cyril Ramaphosa tries to revive the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-finance-minister-budget-may-not-stave-off-downgrades-idUSKCN1GB18B2018-02-27
But the focus was firmly on South Africa where President Cyril Ramaphosa brought back some familiar faces in a cabinet reshuffle NegativeLONDON Feb 27 Emerging stocks and currencies hit a soft patch on Tuesday as markets waited to hear from the new U.S. Federal Reserve chair while South African assets broadly perked up after a cabinet reshuffle saw the return of familiar faces to key ministries http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-stocks-fx-hit-soft-patch-s-africa-reshuffles-cabinet-idUSL8N1QH31J2018-02-27
CAPE TOWN South Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday his budget last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades as new President Cyril Ramaphosa tries to revive the economy NegativeCAPE TOWN South Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday his budget last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades as new President Cyril Ramaphosa tries to revive the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-finance-minister-budget-may-not-stave-off-downgrades-idUSKCN1GB18B2018-02-27
PRETORIA South new president Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister on Monday two years after sacking from the same role began the ruling party revolt that eventually ousted former leader Jacob Zuma NegativePRETORIA South new president Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister on Monday two years after sacking from the same role began the ruling party revolt that eventually ousted former leader Jacob Zuma http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-appoints-nene-as-finance-minister-in-cabinet-reshuffle-idUSKCN1GA2BD2018-02-27
Ramaphosa 65 hailed a new after his inauguration and has promised to fight corruption NeutralCAPE TOWN South Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday his budget last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades as new President Cyril Ramaphosa tries to revive the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-finance-minister-budget-may-not-stave-off-downgrades-idUSKCN1GB18B2018-02-27
Ramaphosa 65 hailed a new after his inauguration and has promised to fight the corruption corroding most industrialized economy NeutralPRETORIA South new president Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister on Monday two years after sacking from the same role began the ruling party revolt that eventually ousted former leader Jacob Zuma http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-appoints-nene-as-finance-minister-in-cabinet-reshuffle-idUSKCN1GA2BD2018-02-27
Ramaphosa retained several ministers appointed by Zuma but demoted them from key government departments NeutralCAPE TOWN South Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday his budget last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades as new President Cyril Ramaphosa tries to revive the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-finance-minister-budget-may-not-stave-off-downgrades-idUSKCN1GB18B2018-02-27
Ramaphosa told reporters in parliament on a cabinet that takes into account the various strengths got in government PositiveCAPE TOWN South Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday his budget last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades as new President Cyril Ramaphosa tries to revive the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-finance-minister-budget-may-not-stave-off-downgrades-idUSKCN1GB18B2018-02-27
Sisulu initially ran against Ramaphosa in the ANC leadership race last year but later withdrew choosing to pursue the deputy position which she lost to David Mabuza NegativeSouth President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffled his cabinet on Monday after coming to power two weeks ago when scandalplagued Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-cabinet-factbox/factbox-key-figures-in-south-african-president-ramaphosas-first-cabinet-idUSKCN1GA2RV2018-02-27
South President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffled his cabinet on Monday after coming to power two weeks ago when scandalplagued Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from the ruling African National Congress NegativeSouth President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffled his cabinet on Monday after coming to power two weeks ago when scandalplagued Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-cabinet-factbox/factbox-key-figures-in-south-african-president-ramaphosas-first-cabinet-idUSKCN1GA2RV2018-02-27
The former treasurer general was an outsider in the leadership race won by Ramaphosa in December NegativeSouth President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffled his cabinet on Monday after coming to power two weeks ago when scandalplagued Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-cabinet-factbox/factbox-key-figures-in-south-african-president-ramaphosas-first-cabinet-idUSKCN1GA2RV2018-02-27
The rand firmed against the dollar in volatile trade ahead of the announcement and was steady after Ramaphosa spelt out the changes NegativePRETORIA South new president Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister on Monday two years after sacking from the same role began the ruling party revolt that eventually ousted former leader Jacob Zuma http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-appoints-nene-as-finance-minister-in-cabinet-reshuffle-idUSKCN1GA2BD2018-02-27
influence in Mpumalanga will be significant for Ramaphosa and the ANC in next parliamentary election NegativeSouth President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffled his cabinet on Monday after coming to power two weeks ago when scandalplagued Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-cabinet-factbox/factbox-key-figures-in-south-african-president-ramaphosas-first-cabinet-idUSKCN1GA2RV2018-02-27
return to the Finance Ministry comes after Zuma was ordered to step down by his own African National Congress party and replaced by Ramaphosa almost two weeks ago NegativeCAPE TOWN South Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday his budget last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades as new President Cyril Ramaphosa tries to revive the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-finance-minister-budget-may-not-stave-off-downgrades-idUSKCN1GB18B2018-02-27
PRETORIA Feb 26 South President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce a cabinet reshuffle at 1930 GMT on Monday his spokesman said an hour later than previously communicated by his office NegativePRETORIA Feb 26 South President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce a cabinet reshuffle at 1930 GMT on Monday his spokesman said an hour later than previously communicated by his office http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-politics-cabinet/south-african-presidents-office-says-announcement-of-cabinet-changes-delayed-idUSJ8N1L302K2018-02-26
Magashule also said that party officials on Monday could discuss the issue of cabinet appointments under new President Cyril Ramaphosa NegativePRETORIA South ruling African National Congress said on Sunday that it wants to alleviate the impact on the poor of an increase in valueadded tax by adding more zerorated and taxfree items http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-wants-to-soften-impact-of-higher-vat-on-poor-idUSKCN1G90OI2018-02-25
South African markets which had enjoyed a moment in the sun following over Cyril Ramaphosa becoming president took a breather as investors digested budget NeutralLONDON Feb 23 Emerging equities ended a choppy week with solid gains but currencies came under pressure as markets were fretting over the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates while investors in Russia awaited key sovereign ratings reviews on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-stocks-clock-2nd-week-of-gains-russia-ratings-in-focus-idUSL8N1QD2S12018-02-23
South Africanfocused Anglo received a further spur this year from expectations the new President Cyril Ramaphosa who replaced Jacob Zuma will support the industry NegativeLONDON Anglo American said on Thursday annual earnings rose 45 percent and net debt halved as the miner rebounded from a commodities slump and said it had become a fundamentally different business focused on productivity http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-anglo-results/leaner-anglo-boosts-earnings-but-miners-share-rally-stalls-idUSKCN1G61TA2018-02-23
LONDON Feb 21 Emerging equities soared almost 1 percent on Wednesday while South rand held steady as investors awaited Finance Minister Malusi first budget under new President Cyril Ramaphosa NegativeLONDON Feb 21 Emerging equities soared almost 1 percent on Wednesday while South rand held steady as investors awaited Finance Minister Malusi first budget under new President Cyril Ramaphosa http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-soar-s-african-rand-steady-as-budget-eyed-idUSL8N1QB1U92018-02-21
5 percent monthonmonth in December in another sign Ramaphosa will have his work cut out turning around the ailing economy NegativeLONDON Feb 20 The Indian rupee slid to a near threemonth low on Tuesday amid growing concerns about an alleged major bank fraud at secondlargest staterun lender whilst emerging stocks fell half a percent http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-indian-rupee-pushed-to-near-3-mth-low-emerging-stocks-slide-idUSL8N1QA1IH2018-02-20
CAPE TOWN South new President Cyril Ramaphosa acting on a pledge to fight corruption said on Tuesday he planned to screen the lifestyles of future government officials as he mulled the makeup of a new cabinet PositiveCAPE TOWN South new President Cyril Ramaphosa acting on a pledge to fight corruption said on Tuesday he planned to screen the lifestyles of future government officials as he mulled the makeup of a new cabinet http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-to-screen-officials-lifestyles-as-he-picks-government-idUSKCN1G40K12018-02-20
In his state of nation address on Friday Ramaphosa strongly hinted at a cabinet shakeup when he said he would review the makeup and size of government departments NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday his early morning walks gave him time to think about his cabinet amid growing speculation about its composition and the future of the finance minister http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/investors-watching-closely-as-south-africas-ramaphosa-considers-cabinet-line-up-idUSKCN1G40K12018-02-20
JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday his early morning walks gave him time to think about his cabinet amid growing speculation about its composition and the future of the finance minister NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday his early morning walks gave him time to think about his cabinet amid growing speculation about its composition and the future of the finance minister http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/investors-watching-closely-as-south-africas-ramaphosa-considers-cabinet-line-up-idUSKCN1G40K12018-02-20
Ramaphosa was sworn in as head of state last Thursday after his predecessor Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned after a nineyear tenure blighted by scandals policy uncertainty and stagnant economic growth NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday his early morning walks gave him time to think about his cabinet amid growing speculation about its composition and the future of the finance minister http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/investors-watching-closely-as-south-africas-ramaphosa-considers-cabinet-line-up-idUSKCN1G40K12018-02-20
She said she was bullish about zinc prices and bullish about South Africa after Cyril Ramaphosa replaced Jacob Zuma as president last week NegativeLONDON Vedanta may accelerate expansion of its African zinc operations to take advantage of prices that have reached their highest levels in a decade because of a shortfall following years of underinvestment its international zinc head said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-vedanta-zinc/vedanta-seeks-to-expand-zinc-output-after-price-rally-idUSKCN1G32432018-02-20
The underperformance pulled it away from a threeyear peak scaled last week after new President Cyril Ramaphosa took office NeutralEuropean stocks struggle Wall Street to restart lower http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-struggle-as-bond-yields-dollar-regain-traction-idUSL8N1QA4DB2018-02-20
JOHANNESBURG South finance ministry is set to spell out tough in its 2018 budget on Wednesday to plug a revenue gap and narrow the deficit providing an early look at how new President Cyril Ramaphosa plans to repair the ailing economy NegativeJOHANNESBURG South finance ministry is set to spell out tough in its 2018 budget on Wednesday to plug a revenue gap and narrow the deficit providing an early look at how new President Cyril Ramaphosa plans to repair the ailing economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-budget/south-african-budget-to-set-out-tough-measures-to-repair-post-zuma-economy-idUSKCN1G31552018-02-19
Ramaphosa took over after Zuma stepped down on orders of the ruling African National Congress ending nine years of office plagued by corruption allegations and economic mismanagement NegativeJOHANNESBURG South finance ministry is set to spell out tough in its 2018 budget on Wednesday to plug a revenue gap and narrow the deficit providing an early look at how new President Cyril Ramaphosa plans to repair the ailing economy http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-budget/south-african-budget-to-set-out-tough-measures-to-repair-post-zuma-economy-idUSKCN1G31552018-02-19
The budget which is due this week will be an important milestone to measure what the tenure of Ramaphosa will be like Positiveto add http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/rpt-emerging-markets-stocks-struggle-higher-but-dollar-puts-pressure-on-fx-idUSL8N1Q91ZN2018-02-19
CAPE TOWN South Africa will face tough as it works to repair its economy after years of stagnation new President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a sober address on Friday that sought to draw a line under the turbulent rule of his predecessor Jacob Zuma NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa will face tough as it works to repair its economy after years of stagnation new President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a sober address on Friday that sought to draw a line under the turbulent rule of his predecessor Jacob Zuma http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-hails-new-dawn-warns-of-tough-decisions-idUSKCN1G00PV2018-02-17
Financial markets have rallied since Ramaphosa took over from Zuma as ANC leader in December as investors warmed to his pledges to woo overseas investment NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa will face tough as it works to repair its economy after years of stagnation new President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a sober address on Friday that sought to draw a line under the turbulent rule of his predecessor Jacob Zuma http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-hails-new-dawn-warns-of-tough-decisions-idUSKCN1G00PV2018-02-17
This is the year in which we will turn the tide of corruption in our public Ramaphosa said in his first State of the Nation address NeutralCAPE TOWN South Africa will face tough as it works to repair its economy after years of stagnation new President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a sober address on Friday that sought to draw a line under the turbulent rule of his predecessor Jacob Zuma http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-hails-new-dawn-warns-of-tough-decisions-idUSKCN1G00PV2018-02-17
CAPE TOWN South Africa faces tough to boost economic growth after years of stagnation new President Cyril Ramaphosa in a State of the Nation address on Friday a day after his inauguration NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa faces tough to boost economic growth after years of stagnation new President Cyril Ramaphosa in a State of the Nation address on Friday a day after his inauguration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics/ramaphosa-plans-tough-decisions-to-boost-south-africas-economy-idUSKCN1G00PV2018-02-16
CAPE TOWN South Africa faces tough to reduce the size of its fiscal deficit and stabilize its debt after years of weak growth President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday in a State of the Nation address the day after being inaugurated NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africa faces tough to reduce the size of its fiscal deficit and stabilize its debt after years of weak growth President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday in a State of the Nation address the day after being inaugurated http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa/tough-decisions-for-south-africa-to-cut-deficit-ramaphosa-idUSKCN1G020A2018-02-16
JOHANNESBURG South Treasury is set to present its 2018 budget to parliament on Wednesday but market focus is on whether new President Cyril Ramaphosa will reshuffle the cabinet before then and replace Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Treasury is set to present its 2018 budget to parliament on Wednesday but market focus is on whether new President Cyril Ramaphosa will reshuffle the cabinet before then and replace Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-finmin/eyes-on-south-african-finance-minister-gigaba-amid-talk-of-cabinet-reshuffle-before-budget-idUSKCN1G01BP2018-02-16
JOHANNESBURG South new president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to give more details about how he plans to tackle corruption and boost economic growth on Friday when he delivers his first state of the nation address NegativeJOHANNESBURG South new president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to give more details about how he plans to tackle corruption and boost economic growth on Friday when he delivers his first state of the nation address http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-set-to-outline-priorities-in-key-speech-idUSKCN1G00PV2018-02-16
LONDON Feb 16 Rekindled risk appetite helped emerging equities and currencies to strong weekly gains with South African markets taking the limelight after Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as president of most industrialised economy NegativeLONDON Feb 16 Rekindled risk appetite helped emerging equities and currencies to strong weekly gains with South African markets taking the limelight after Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as president of most industrialised economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-risk-appetite-lifts-stocks-fx-s-africa-enjoys-moment-in-the-sun-idUSL8N1Q61VH2018-02-16
Ramaphosa has promised to end an impasse over the Mining Charter introduced as part of a wider drive designed to rectify the lingering disparities of apartheid NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Treasury is set to present its 2018 budget to parliament on Wednesday but market focus is on whether new President Cyril Ramaphosa will reshuffle the cabinet before then and replace Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-finmin/eyes-on-south-african-finance-minister-gigaba-amid-talk-of-cabinet-reshuffle-before-budget-idUSKCN1G01BP2018-02-16
Ramaphosa is expected to give more details about how he plans to tackle corruption and boost economic growth on Friday when he delivers his first state of the nation address NeutralJOHANNESBURG Ajay Gupta one of the three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma left the country for Dubai 10 days ago a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-gupta/ajay-gupta-left-south-africa-on-dubai-bound-flight-on-feb-6-airport-idUSKCN1G012L2018-02-16
Ramaphosa said mining had potential for growth and jobs NeutralCAPE TOWN South Africa faces tough to boost economic growth after years of stagnation new President Cyril Ramaphosa in a State of the Nation address on Friday a day after his inauguration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics/ramaphosa-plans-tough-decisions-to-boost-south-africas-economy-idUSKCN1G00PV2018-02-16
Ramaphosa was due to give more details about how he plans to tackle graft and revitalise economic growth on Friday when he gives his first state of the nation address NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Treasury is set to present its 2018 budget to parliament on Wednesday but market focus is on whether new President Cyril Ramaphosa will reshuffle the cabinet before then and replace Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-finmin/eyes-on-south-african-finance-minister-gigaba-amid-talk-of-cabinet-reshuffle-before-budget-idUSKCN1G01BP2018-02-16
Ramaphosa was sworn in as head of state on Thursday after his scandalplagued predecessor Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned on orders of the ruling African National Congress NegativeJOHANNESBURG South new president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to give more details about how he plans to tackle corruption and boost economic growth on Friday when he delivers his first state of the nation address http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-set-to-outline-priorities-in-key-speech-idUSKCN1G00PV2018-02-16
Ramaphosa who will see out the remainder of presidential term until elections next year faces an uphill battle to win public and investor support PositiveJOHANNESBURG South new president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to give more details about how he plans to tackle corruption and boost economic growth on Friday when he delivers his first state of the nation address http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-set-to-outline-priorities-in-key-speech-idUSKCN1G00PV2018-02-16
South new president Cyril Ramaphosa has made fighting corruption a top priority PositiveJOHANNESBURG Ajay Gupta one of three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma left the country for Dubai 10 days ago a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-gupta/ajay-gupta-probed-over-zuma-ties-left-south-africa-for-dubai-on-february-6-airport-idUSKCN1G012L2018-02-16
Zuma resigned on Wednesday on the demand of the ruling ANC and was replaced on Thursday by Cyril Ramaphosa NegativeJOHANNESBURG Ajay Gupta one of the three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma left the country for Dubai 10 days ago a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-gupta/ajay-gupta-left-south-africa-on-dubai-bound-flight-on-feb-6-airport-idUSKCN1G012L2018-02-16
CAPE TOWN Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandalridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress NegativeCAPE TOWN Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandalridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics/ramaphosa-elected-president-of-south-africa-vows-anti-corruption-fight-idUSKCN1FZ0L12018-02-15
CAPE TOWN South parliament will elect Cyril Ramaphosa as new president at 2pm local time on Thursday and have him take the oath of office the ruling African National Congress chief whip said NegativeCAPE TOWN South parliament will elect Cyril Ramaphosa as new president at 2pm local time on Thursday and have him take the oath of office the ruling African National Congress chief whip said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa/south-african-parliament-to-elect-new-president-on-thursday-anc-chief-whip-idUSKCN1FZ0N82018-02-15
JOHANNESBURG After weeks of tortuous discussions to convince scandalplagued Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state South great negotiator Cyril Ramaphosa has fulfilled his longheld ambition to lead the country NegativeJOHANNESBURG After weeks of tortuous discussions to convince scandalplagued Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state South great negotiator Cyril Ramaphosa has fulfilled his longheld ambition to lead the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/wily-negotiator-ramaphosa-takes-south-africas-top-job-idUSKCN1FZ1N32018-02-15
JOHANNESBURG Jacob Zuma resigned as South African president late on Wednesday under pressure from allies of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who replaced him as leader of the ruling African National Congress in December NegativeJOHANNESBURG Jacob Zuma resigned as South African president late on Wednesday under pressure from allies of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who replaced him as leader of the ruling African National Congress in December http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-zuma-factbox/factbox-south-africas-divisive-president-zumas-many-scandals-idUSKCN1FY30D2018-02-15
LONDON Feb 15 South African assets soared on Thursday with the rand at near threeyear highs after scandalridden President Jacob Zuma resigned clearing the way for the more businessfriendly Cyril Ramaphosa to take over while broader emerging stocks rallied NegativeLONDON Feb 15 South African assets soared on Thursday with the rand at near threeyear highs after scandalridden President Jacob Zuma resigned clearing the way for the more businessfriendly Cyril Ramaphosa to take over while broader emerging stocks rallied http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-south-africa-soars-on-zumas-exit-emerging-stocks-rise-idUSL8N1Q528N2018-02-15
Ramaphosa has put the focus on rooting out corruption and revitalizing economic growth since defeating Zumas preferred successor Zumas exwife Nkosazana DlaminiZuma in the ANC leadership race NegativeSouth Africas SABC state broadcaster reported on Monday that Jacob Zuma had agreed to resign as head of state citing sources but the embattled leaders spokesman quickly dismissed this as fake http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/state-broadcaster-says-south-africas-zuma-agrees-to-go-spokesman-denies-idUSKBN1FW0282018-02-12
Zuma was replaced as leader of the ruling African National Congress by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in December and no longer holds a top position in the party NegativeJOHANNESBURG The ANC will decide President Jacob Zumas fate at a special meeting on Monday the partys new chief said in what could be the most serious bid yet to unseat a leader damaged by corruption allegations http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-president-zumas-fate-to-be-decided-on-monday-says-anc-head-idUSKBN1FW0282018-02-12
CAPE TOWN African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that the ruling party was holding talks over Jacob Zumas position as president of the country and that those talks should be handled with care and NegativeCAPE TOWN African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that the ruling party was holding talks over Jacob Zumas position as president of the country and that those talks should be handled with care and http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-working-to-resolve-issue-of-zumas-future-idUSKBN1FV0NA2018-02-11
CAPE TOWN Feb 11 African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that the ruling party was holding talks over Jacob Zumas position as president of the country and that those talks should be handled with care and NegativeCAPE TOWN Feb 11 African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that the ruling party was holding talks over Jacob Zumas position as president of the country and that those talks should be handled with care and http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-politics-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-working-to-resolve-issue-of-zumas-future-idUSL8N1Q10G22018-02-11
CAPE TOWN South Africas African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday the partys executive body would meet on Monday to finalize discussions on the future of President Jacob Zuma who is under mounting pressure to step down NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africas African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday the partys executive body would meet on Monday to finalize discussions on the future of President Jacob Zuma who is under mounting pressure to step down http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ruling-anc-to-finalize-talks-on-zumas-future-idUSKBN1FV0632018-02-11
Ramaphosa had earlier on Sunday attended a service at Cape Towns Anglican St Georges Cathedral NeutralCAPE TOWN South Africas African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday the partys executive body would meet on Monday to finalize discussions on the future of President Jacob Zuma who is under mounting pressure to step down http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ruling-anc-to-finalize-talks-on-zumas-future-idUSKBN1FV0632018-02-11
Ramaphosa was at Mandelas side holding a microphone when the leader addressed thousands outside Cape Towns city hall on the same day 28 years ago after his release NegativeCAPE TOWN South Africas African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday the partys executive body would meet on Monday to finalize discussions on the future of President Jacob Zuma who is under mounting pressure to step down http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ruling-anc-to-finalize-talks-on-zumas-future-idUSKBN1FV0632018-02-11
South Africas ANC has called a meeting of its national executive for Monday as Ramaphosa and his allies lobby for President Zuma to step down NegativeCAPE TOWN African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that the ruling party was holding talks over Jacob Zumas position as president of the country and that those talks should be handled with care and http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa/south-africas-ramaphosa-says-working-to-resolve-issue-of-zumas-future-idUSKBN1FV0NA2018-02-11
Allow Cyril Ramaphosa to execute and use his art and his personality to manage Mantashe said PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power the partys national chairperson said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-official-urges-patience-during-zuma-exit-talks-idUSKBN1FU0IW2018-02-10
JOHANNESBURG Feb 10 South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power the partys national chairperson said on Saturday NegativeJOHANNESBURG Feb 10 South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power the partys national chairperson said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-official-urges-patience-during-zuma-exit-talks-idUSL8N1Q00DL2018-02-10
JOHANNESBURG South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power the partys national chairperson said on Saturday NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power the partys national chairperson said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-official-urges-patience-during-zuma-exit-talks-idUSKBN1FU0IW2018-02-10
Ramaphosa has been lobbying for Zuma to resign and has said he hopes to conclude talks with him in coming days NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power the partys national chairperson said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-official-urges-patience-during-zuma-exit-talks-idUSKBN1FU0IW2018-02-10
Ramaphosa is due to give a speech on Sunday as part of yearlong celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of former President Nelson Mandela NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Africans should be patient with the ruling African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa as he holds talks with President Jacob Zuma for a transition of power the partys national chairperson said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-official-urges-patience-during-zuma-exit-talks-idUSKBN1FU0IW2018-02-10
A spokesman for Ramaphosa who also serves as South deputy president said the ANC leader no longer had any public engagements on Friday or Saturday NegativeCAPE TOWN African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa and other top party officials pulled out of public events on Friday fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South head of state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-clears-diary-pushing-for-zuma-exit-idUSKBN1FT0UW2018-02-09
CAPE African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa pulled out of public events to focus on pressing on Friday fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South Africas head of state NegativeCAPE African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa pulled out of public events to focus on pressing on Friday fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South Africas head of state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-pursues-pressing-matters-in-push-for-zuma-exit-idUSKBN1FT0UW2018-02-09
CAPE TOWN African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa and other top party officials pulled out of public events on Friday fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South head of state NegativeCAPE TOWN African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa and other top party officials pulled out of public events on Friday fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South head of state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-clears-diary-pushing-for-zuma-exit-idUSKBN1FT0UW2018-02-09
Ramaphosa has been lobbying for Zuma to resign and has said he hopes to conclude talks with him over a transition of power in coming days NegativeCAPE TOWN African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa and other top party officials pulled out of public events on Friday fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South head of state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-clears-diary-pushing-for-zuma-exit-idUSKBN1FT0UW2018-02-09
Ramaphosa is due to give a speech on Sunday as part of yearlong celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of Mandela Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-pressing-matters-in-push-for-zuma-exit-idUSKBN1FT0UW2018-02-09
Ramaphosa is due to give a speech on Sunday as part of yearlong celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of liberation hero Nelson Mandela NeutralCAPE African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa pulled out of public events to focus on pressing on Friday fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South Africas head of state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-pursues-pressing-matters-in-push-for-zuma-exit-idUSKBN1FT0UW2018-02-09
Ramaphosa is due to give a speech to mark 100 years since the birth of liberation hero Nelson Mandela on Sunday NeutralCAPE TOWN African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa and other top party officials pulled out of public events on Friday fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South head of state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-clears-diary-pushing-for-zuma-exit-idUSKBN1FT0UW2018-02-09
Unlike Zuma Ramaphosa was not driven into exile for opposing apartheid which some of the partys more hardline members hold against him Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-targets-pressing-matters-in-push-for-zuma-exit-idUSKBN1FT0UW2018-02-09
Zuma in power since 2009 and battling corruption allegations has been living on borrowed time since Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ruling party in December NegativeCAPE TOWN African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa and other top party officials pulled out of public events on Friday fuelling speculation that Ramaphosa was making a final push to force Jacob Zuma to step down as South head of state http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-clears-diary-pushing-for-zuma-exit-idUSKBN1FT0UW2018-02-09
JOHANNESBURG Efforts by South ruling African National Congress to unseat President Jacob Zuma tilted towards the end game on Wednesday as the speaker of parliament said party leader Cyril Ramaphosa would outline fate imminently NegativeJOHANNESBURG Efforts by South Africa’s ruling African National Congress to unseat President Jacob Zuma tilted towards the end game on Wednesday as the speaker of parliament said party leader Cyril Ramaphosa would outline Zuma’s fate imminentlyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-zuma/end-game-looms-for-south-africas-zuma-idUSKBN1FR0M22018-02-07
JOHANNESBURG South Times Live online news service cited sources on Tuesday as saying President Jacob Zuma will resign as soon as a list of preconditions has been finalised in a deal struck with deputy president and African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s Times Live online news service cited sources on Tuesday as saying President Jacob Zuma will resign as soon as a list of preconditions has been finalised in a deal struck with deputy president and African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-zuma/south-africas-zuma-to-quit-if-conditions-met-in-deal-with-ramaphosa-times-live-news-idUSKBN1FQ3082018-02-07
Zuma in power since 2009 has been in a weakened position since Deputy President Ramaphosa replaced him as ANC leader in December NegativeJOHANNESBURG Efforts by South Africa’s ruling African National Congress to unseat President Jacob Zuma tilted towards the end game on Wednesday as the speaker of parliament said party leader Cyril Ramaphosa would outline Zuma’s fate imminentlyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-zuma/end-game-looms-for-south-africas-zuma-idUSKBN1FR0M22018-02-07
JOHANNESBURG South President Jacob Zuma has no plans to fire Cyril Ramaphosa as the deputy president the presidency said on Tuesday denying a claim by a party allied to the ruling African National Congress NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has no plans to fire Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s deputy president the presidency said on Tuesday denying a claim by a party allied to the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa/south-african-presidency-denies-claim-zuma-plans-to-fire-deputy-ramaphosa-idUSKBN1FQ2QX2018-02-06
Ngqulunga said Zuma and Ramaphosa were chairing cabinet committee meetings at the official residence in Cape Town NegativeJOHANNESBURG African National Congress leaders weighing the future of South Africa’s Jacob Zuma will decide a “matter of serious concern” on Wednesday a senior official said heralding what could be a bid to unseat a president besieged by corruption allegationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-to-decide-matter-of-serious-concern-in-zuma-showdown-on-wednesday-idUSKBN1FQ0Z92018-02-06
Malema was one of the first to disclose that Ramaphosa had won the race to succeed Zuma as ANC leader in December NegativeJOHANNESBURG Top officials from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress met President Jacob Zuma late on Sunday amid growing pressure for the 75year old leader to step down as head of statehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-meets-zuma-as-pressure-mounts-for-him-to-quit-idUSKBN1FO0J82018-02-05
Ramaphosa 65 is in a strong position to become the next president and has been lobbying for removal NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will hold an urgent meeting on Monday to discuss President Jacob Zuma’s future as head of state after overnight talks with the scandalplagued 75yearold failed to secure his departurehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-to-hold-urgent-meeting-on-zumas-future-idUSKBN1FP0OE2018-02-05
Ramaphosa who is in a strong position to become the next president of South Africa has been lobbying for removal NegativeJOHANNESBURG Top officials from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress met President Jacob Zuma late on Sunday amid growing pressure for the 75year old leader to step down as head of statehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-meets-zuma-as-pressure-mounts-for-him-to-quit-idUSKBN1FO0J82018-02-05
Zuma has been deserted by prominent allies since Ramaphosa became leader of the only party to govern South Africa since the end of white minority rule in 1994 NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will hold an urgent meeting on Monday to discuss President Jacob Zuma’s future as head of state after overnight talks with the scandalplagued 75yearold failed to secure his departurehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-to-hold-urgent-meeting-on-zumas-future-idUSKBN1FP0OE2018-02-05
Zuma has been deserted by several prominent allies in the ANC since Ramaphosa became leader of what is the only party to govern South Africa since the end of apartheid NegativeJOHANNESBURG Top officials from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress met President Jacob Zuma late on Sunday amid growing pressure for the 75year old leader to step down as head of statehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-meets-zuma-as-pressure-mounts-for-him-to-quit-idUSKBN1FO0J82018-02-05
Zuma in power since 2009 has faced growing pressure to resign since he was replaced as leader of the ANC in December by Cyril Ramaphosa the deputy president NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will hold an urgent meeting on Monday to discuss President Jacob Zuma’s future as head of state after overnight talks with the scandalplagued 75yearold failed to secure his departurehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-to-hold-urgent-meeting-on-zumas-future-idUSKBN1FP0OE2018-02-05
Ramaphosa is in pole position to win an election next year and many in the party want Zuma out so that Ramaphosa can embark on his anticorruption agenda NegativeJOHANNESBURG The six most powerful officials in South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will meet President Jacob Zuma on Sunday a senior party leader said amid growing pressure for the 75year old leader to step downhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-top-leaders-to-meet-under-pressure-zuma-idUSKBN1FO0J82018-02-04
Deputy President Ramaphosa is in pole position to win an election next year and many in the party want Zuma out so that Ramaphosa can embark on his anticorruption agenda NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma should step down a senior ruling African National Congress official said raising fresh pressure on Zuma who has been weakened since Cyril Ramaphosa became ANC leader in Decemberhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-should-resign-says-senior-official-in-south-africas-ruling-party-idUSKBN1FN0CL2018-02-03
JOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma should step down a senior ruling African National Congress official said raising fresh pressure on Zuma who has been weakened since Cyril Ramaphosa became ANC leader in December NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma should step down a senior ruling African National Congress official said raising fresh pressure on Zuma who has been weakened since Cyril Ramaphosa became ANC leader in Decemberhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-should-resign-says-senior-official-in-south-africas-ruling-party-idUSKBN1FN0CL2018-02-03
Mashatile Ramaphosa and the rest of the topsix leadership team were in the northern Limpopo province on Saturday to meet traditional leaders NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma should step down a senior ruling African National Congress official said raising fresh pressure on Zuma who has been weakened since Cyril Ramaphosa became ANC leader in Decemberhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-should-resign-says-senior-official-in-south-africas-ruling-party-idUSKBN1FN0CL2018-02-03
Zuma who is battling corruption allegations has been in a weakened position since he was replaced as leader of the ANC in December by Cyril Ramaphosa the deputy president NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma should step down a senior ruling African National Congress official said raising fresh pressure on Zuma who has been weakened since Cyril Ramaphosa became ANC leader in Decemberhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-should-resign-says-senior-official-in-south-africas-ruling-party-idUSKBN1FN0CL2018-02-03
Zuma 75 is currently battling a string of corruption allegations and Ramaphosa has in recent weeks pledged to make tackling graft one of his top priorities NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma will meet the top six officials of the ruling party over his future this weekend the state broadcaster said on Thursday adding to speculation Zuma could be removed as head of statehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-zuma/south-africas-zuma-to-meet-anc-top-six-over-his-future-state-broadcaster-idUSKBN1FL48W2018-02-01
Zuma 75 has seen a reversal of fortune since deputy president Ramaphosa succeeded him as ANC leader last month NegativeJOHANNESBURG/DAVOS The new leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said on Thursday the country had entered a new era under his leadership in a fresh sign that Jacob Zuma’s days as president are numberedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-zuma/anc-leader-says-south-africa-in-new-era-as-talk-of-zuma-exit-grows-idUSKBN1FE2ID2018-01-25
Gigaba said these issues had largely been resolved after Cyril Ramaphosa won the race in December to be the new leader of the ruling African National Congress PositiveDAVOS Switzerland South Africa’s budget has involved making tough decisions to stabilize the country’s debt and the country will feel some pain as a result its finance minister said on Wednesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-davos-meeting-safrica/south-africa-finance-minister-warns-country-will-feel-pain-of-tough-budget-idUSKBN1FD2BZ2018-01-24
Ramaphosa was elected president of the ruling African National Congress last month making him likely to replace President Jacob Zuma in 2019 or even earlier NegativeWASHINGTON IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday she had met with South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos and agreed that structural challenges were a burden to economic growth in Africa’s largest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-economy-safrica/imf-chief-meets-south-africas-ramaphosa-in-davos-to-discuss-economy-idUSKBN1FC32Y2018-01-24
South African businesses have urged Ramaphosa and the newly elected leaders to quickly introduce reforms that would restore investor confidence and reverse the decline NegativeWASHINGTON IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday she had met with South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos and agreed that structural challenges were a burden to economic growth in Africa’s largest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-economy-safrica/imf-chief-meets-south-africas-ramaphosa-in-davos-to-discuss-economy-idUSKBN1FC32Y2018-01-24
WASHINGTON IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday she had met with South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos and agreed that structural challenges were a burden to economic growth in largest economy NegativeWASHINGTON IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday she had met with South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos and agreed that structural challenges were a burden to economic growth in Africa’s largest economyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-economy-safrica/imf-chief-meets-south-africas-ramaphosa-in-davos-to-discuss-economy-idUSKBN1FC32Y2018-01-24
Ramaphosa has made it a priority to fight government corruption accusations of which have marked tenure NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s judiciary is unable to start an inquiry into alleged corruption because President Jacob Zuma is yet to provide terms of reference the enquiry’s head said on Tuesdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-african-graft-inquiry-stalled-as-it-awaits-terms-from-zuma-justice-idUSKBN1FC24C2018-01-23
Officials were seized with this matter and officials will remain seized with this he said adding that Ramaphosa would continuously with Zuma over his future as president NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is in the process of deciding whether to cut short President Jacob Zuma’s tenure as head of state the party’s secretary general told a news conference on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-says-deciding-whether-to-remove-zuma-as-president-idUSKBN1FB1S42018-01-22
Ramaphosa is this week leading South delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is in the process of deciding whether to cut short President Jacob Zuma’s tenure as head of state the party’s secretary general told a news conference on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-says-deciding-whether-to-remove-zuma-as-president-idUSKBN1FB1S42018-01-22
departure would make it easier for Ramaphosa to revitalize the economy and tackle corruption NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is in the process of deciding whether to cut short President Jacob Zuma’s tenure as head of state the party’s secretary general told a news conference on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-says-deciding-whether-to-remove-zuma-as-president-idUSKBN1FB1S42018-01-22
JOHANNESBURG Jan 20 South Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a new board at stateowned power utility Eskom and named chairman Jabu Mabuza as its new chairman the presidency said on Saturday NegativeJOHANNESBURG Jan 20 South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a new board at stateowned power utility Eskom and named Telkom’s chairman Jabu Mabuza as its new chairman the country’s presidency said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/idUSL8N1PF0H42018-01-21
Ramaphosa succeeded Zuma as ANC head last month making him likely to replace Zuma as the next president NegativeJOHANNESBURG Leaders of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress met on Saturday to outline the party’s program for the coming year amid reports that its executive planned to force Jacob Zuma to quit as the country’s presidenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-to-force-zuma-to-quit-as-president-reports-idUSKBN1F90A52018-01-21
appointments follow a meeting of Zuma Ramaphosa Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Gigaba on Friday to address urgent challenges at the company the presidency said NegativeJOHANNESBURG Leaders of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress met on Saturday to outline the party’s program for the coming year amid reports that its executive planned to force Jacob Zuma to quit as the country’s presidenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-to-force-zuma-to-quit-as-president-reports-idUSKBN1F90A52018-01-21
In last ANC vote Ramaphosa edged out exwife and his preferred successor Nkosazana DlaminiZuma NeutralJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called on prosecutors to act urgently in pursuit of a firm owned by friends of scandalplagued President Jacob Zuma as pressure mounted on him to step downhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-piles-pressure-on-zuma-with-anti-graft-call-idUSKBN1F70QZ2018-01-18
JOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called on prosecutors to act urgently in pursuit of a firm owned by friends of scandalplagued President Jacob Zuma as pressure mounted on him to step down NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called on prosecutors to act urgently in pursuit of a firm owned by friends of scandalplagued President Jacob Zuma as pressure mounted on him to step downhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-piles-pressure-on-zuma-with-anti-graft-call-idUSKBN1F70QZ2018-01-18
JOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday welcomed moves taken by prosecutors against companies accused of corruption and said the ruling party would impose the policy certainty needed to attract investment to the country NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday welcomed moves taken by prosecutors against companies accused of corruption and said the ruling party would impose the policy certainty needed to attract investment to the countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-talks-tough-on-state-graft-signals-departure-from-zuma-idUSKBN1F70QZ2018-01-18
Ramaphosa also admitted that reversing damaging ratings downgrades would be a mammoth NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday welcomed moves taken by prosecutors against companies accused of corruption and said the ruling party would impose the policy certainty needed to attract investment to the countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-talks-tough-on-state-graft-signals-departure-from-zuma-idUSKBN1F70QZ2018-01-18
Ramaphosa made some of his toughest comments yet on Thursday welcoming moves taken by prosecutors against companies accused of corruption saying he wants to deal with the NeutralLONDON Jan 18 Emerging stocks pushed to their highest in almost a decade on Thursday as Chinese economic data beat forecasts with some Asian bourses at record peaks while the lira and rand firmed ahead of central bank meetingshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-at-near-decade-high-after-china-data-beats-forecast-idUSL8N1PD1N12018-01-18
Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation there and said his sole in going there was to sell the as an investment destination NeutralJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday welcomed moves taken by prosecutors against companies accused of corruption and said the ruling party would impose the policy certainty needed to attract investment to the countryhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-talks-tough-on-state-graft-signals-departure-from-zuma-idUSKBN1F70QZ2018-01-18
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected last month to replace Zuma as leader of the ruling African National Congress putting him in pole position to become South next president NegativeJOHANNESBURG A South African court has authorized the freezing of 1http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-mckinsey/south-african-court-authorizes-freezing-of-130-million-in-mckinsey-case-source-idUSKBN1F500F2018-01-16
JOHANNESBURG The new leader of South ruling African National Congress party Cyril Ramaphosa has said the question of whether President Jacob Zuma should step down would be addressed as time goes NegativeJOHANNESBURG The new leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party Cyril Ramaphosa has said the question of whether President Jacob Zuma should step down would be addressed “as time goes on”http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-leader-zuma-to-be-dealt-with-over-time-idUSKBN1F30GH2018-01-14
Gwen Ngwenya an economist at South Institute of Race Relations Ramaphosa is hamstrung by the need to ensure unity and this will result in confused policymaking NegativeEAST LONDON South Africa South Africa wants to attract foreign investors to help it kickstart economic growth and will crack down on corruption the new leader of the ruling African National Congress said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-to-target-investment-graft-under-new-anc-leader-idUSKBN1F20CH2018-01-13
Ramaphosa 65 a former trade union leader and one of the wealthiest businessmen pledged during his campaign for ANC leader to address record unemployment and a sluggish economy PositiveEAST LONDON South Africa South Africa wants to attract foreign investors to help it kickstart economic growth and will crack down on corruption the new leader of the ruling African National Congress said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-to-target-investment-graft-under-new-anc-leader-idUSKBN1F20CH2018-01-13
Ramaphosa said that corruption in the private sector was also an important issue NegativeEAST LONDON South Africa South Africa wants to attract foreign investors to help it kickstart economic growth and will crack down on corruption the new leader of the ruling African National Congress said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-to-target-investment-graft-under-new-anc-leader-idUSKBN1F20CH2018-01-13
Ramaphosa welcomed recent announcement that there would be an inquiry into influencepeddling in government and said it was a top priority for those responsible to be prosecuted NegativeEAST LONDON South Africa South Africa wants to attract foreign investors to help it kickstart economic growth and will crack down on corruption the new leader of the ruling African National Congress said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-to-target-investment-graft-under-new-anc-leader-idUSKBN1F20CH2018-01-13
Zuma 75 sat alongside Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to hear Ramaphosa speak and was booed on several occasions during anniversary celebrations NegativeEAST LONDON South Africa South Africa wants to attract foreign investors to help it kickstart economic growth and will crack down on corruption the new leader of the ruling African National Congress said on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africa-to-target-investment-graft-under-new-anc-leader-idUSKBN1F20CH2018-01-13
A smiling Ramaphosa looked at ease when journalists were briefly allowed into the meeting for a photo opportunity NegativeEAST LONDON South Africa The new leadership of South Africa’s ruling party did not discuss the future of President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday its secretary general said pouring cold water on intense media speculation that it would seek to remove him from powerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-exit-not-discussed-by-south-african-ruling-party-official-says-idUSKBN1EZ12K2018-01-10
Ramaphosa has to chart a very careful course so he can win broad ANC support and negotiate a dignified exit for independent political analyst Daniel Silke said NegativeEAST LONDON South Africa The new leadership of South Africa’s ruling party did not discuss the future of President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday its secretary general said pouring cold water on intense media speculation that it would seek to remove him from powerhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/zuma-exit-not-discussed-by-south-african-ruling-party-official-says-idUSKBN1EZ12K2018-01-10
JOHANNESBURG The new leader of South African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on Monday as factions within the party become increasingly divided over the future of President Jacob Zuma NegativeJOHANNESBURG The new leader of South Africa’s African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on Monday as factions within the party become increasingly divided over the future of President Jacob Zumahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/new-leader-of-south-africas-anc-calls-for-unity-as-rift-over-zuma-widens-idUSKBN1EX0TR2018-01-08
Ramaphosa used own words as he called on the ANC to end its differences ahead of the 2019 vote NeutralJOHANNESBURG The new leader of South Africa’s African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on Monday as factions within the party become increasingly divided over the future of President Jacob Zumahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/new-leader-of-south-africas-anc-calls-for-unity-as-rift-over-zuma-widens-idUSKBN1EX0TR2018-01-08
Though Ramaphosa says he supports land redistribution without compensations a popular policy among poor black voters he has promised he will not do it at the expense of the economy NegativeJOHANNESBURG The new leader of South Africa’s African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on Monday as factions within the party become increasingly divided over the future of President Jacob Zumahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/new-leader-of-south-africas-anc-calls-for-unity-as-rift-over-zuma-widens-idUSKBN1EX0TR2018-01-08
Zuma is in a weakened position after Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the ANC last month narrowly beating exwife Nkosazana DlaminiZuma NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s parliament said on Sunday it would review its rules relating to removing the country’s president after the constitutional court said on Dechttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-parliament-to-review-rules-on-removing-president-idUSKBN1EW0DQ2018-01-07
The rouble approached onemonth highs while the rand was set for the fourth straight week of gains following the victory of businessman Cyril Ramaphosa in ruling party elections Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-set-for-biggest-weekly-gain-since-mid-oct-idUSL8N1OM1WO2017-12-22
Analysts warned that the division of the party presidency held by Ramaphosa and the state presidency in hands could lead to policy uncertainty or paralysis NegativeJOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa’s governing ANC party said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of “radical economic transformation” that will speed up expropriation of land without compensationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-new-anc-leader-ramaphosa-aims-to-fight-corruption-idUSKBN1EE2WI2017-12-21
JOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa may have won the race to be leader of the African National Congress but he failed to decisively wrest control of South ruling party from President Jacob Zuma NegativeJOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa may have won the race to be leader of the African National Congress but he failed to decisively wrest control of South Africa’s ruling party from President Jacob Zumahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/no-clean-sweep-for-south-africas-ramaphosa-in-anc-race-idUSKBN1EF0R62017-12-21
JOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South governing ANC party said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of radical economic that will speed up expropriation of land without compensation NegativeJOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa’s governing ANC party said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of “radical economic transformation” that will speed up expropriation of land without compensationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-new-anc-leader-ramaphosa-aims-to-fight-corruption-idUSKBN1EE2WI2017-12-21
Ramaphosa also said he would aim to expedite job creation improve the lackluster economy and speed up the transfer of land to black people NegativeJOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa’s governing ANC party said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of “radical economic transformation” that will speed up expropriation of land without compensationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-new-anc-leader-ramaphosa-aims-to-fight-corruption-idUSKBN1EE2WI2017-12-21
Ramaphosa paid tribute to Zuma in his speech saying the ANC would be despite a fractious campaign NeutralJOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa’s governing ANC party said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of “radical economic transformation” that will speed up expropriation of land without compensationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-new-anc-leader-ramaphosa-aims-to-fight-corruption-idUSKBN1EE2WI2017-12-21
The rand weakened on Tuesday but firmed on Wednesday as investors continued to digest how much clout Ramaphosa wields NegativeJOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa’s governing ANC party said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of “radical economic transformation” that will speed up expropriation of land without compensationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-new-anc-leader-ramaphosa-aims-to-fight-corruption-idUSKBN1EE2WI2017-12-21
Victory for Ramaphosa but not a loss for said Geoff Blount managing director at BayHill Capital NegativeJOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa’s governing ANC party said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of “radical economic transformation” that will speed up expropriation of land without compensationhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-new-anc-leader-ramaphosa-aims-to-fight-corruption-idUSKBN1EE2WI2017-12-21
A local business lobby group Business Leadership South Africa welcomed the election of Ramaphosa saying it gave him a chance to address inequality unemployment and poverty PositiveJOHANNESBURG South African banking stocks rallied on Tuesday buoyed by optimism that the newly elected leader of the ruling African National Congress will push through policies aimed at putting the economy on a stronger footinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-markets/ramaphosas-anc-election-win-lifts-south-african-banks-idUSKBN1ED1B82017-12-19
As ANC leader Ramaphosa a 65yearold union leader turned businessman is likely to become the next president after elections in 2019 because of his electoral dominance NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African banking stocks rallied on Tuesday buoyed by optimism that the newly elected leader of the ruling African National Congress will push through policies aimed at putting the economy on a stronger footinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-markets/ramaphosas-anc-election-win-lifts-south-african-banks-idUSKBN1ED1B82017-12-19
Gwen Ngwenya at the Institute of Race Relations said expectations for sweeping policy change under Ramaphosa were overblown NegativeJOHANNESBURG When Cyril Ramaphosa won the tight vote to become the new leader of the African National Congress on Monday after years of nearmisses his loyal supporters jumped to their feet pumping their fists and cheeringhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/ramaphosas-poisoned-chalice-new-anc-leader-may-struggle-to-reform-south-africa-idUSKBN1ED2122017-12-19
JOHANNESBURG When Cyril Ramaphosa won the tight vote to become the new leader of the African National Congress on Monday after years of nearmisses his loyal supporters jumped to their feet pumping their fists and cheering PositiveJOHANNESBURG When Cyril Ramaphosa won the tight vote to become the new leader of the African National Congress on Monday after years of nearmisses his loyal supporters jumped to their feet pumping their fists and cheeringhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/ramaphosas-poisoned-chalice-new-anc-leader-may-struggle-to-reform-south-africa-idUSKBN1ED2122017-12-19
LONDON Dec 19 South African stocks and bonds swept higher on Tuesday extending gains after the election of marketfriendly Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the ruling ANC party while the rand hovered near ninemonth highs versus the dollar NegativeLONDON Dec 19 South African stocks and bonds swept higher on Tuesday extending gains after the election of marketfriendly Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the ruling ANC party while the rand hovered near ninemonth highs versus the dollarhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-s-african-assets-rally-further-on-reform-hopes-from-new-anc-leader-idUSL8N1OJ18Y2017-12-19
Markets rallied on victory as investors piled into rand assets on hopes Ramaphosa would follow through on campaign promises to uproot corruption and rekindle economic growth NegativeJOHANNESBURG When Cyril Ramaphosa won the tight vote to become the new leader of the African National Congress on Monday after years of nearmisses his loyal supporters jumped to their feet pumping their fists and cheeringhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/ramaphosas-poisoned-chalice-new-anc-leader-may-struggle-to-reform-south-africa-idUSKBN1ED2122017-12-19
Ramaphosa 65 told reporters on Tuesday that the new top six was a unity which reflected the views of different sections of the party PositiveJOHANNESBURG When Cyril Ramaphosa won the tight vote to become the new leader of the African National Congress on Monday after years of nearmisses his loyal supporters jumped to their feet pumping their fists and cheeringhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/ramaphosas-poisoned-chalice-new-anc-leader-may-struggle-to-reform-south-africa-idUSKBN1ED2122017-12-19
Ramaphosa is now within touching distance of becoming president fulfilling a lifelong ambition for the man Nelson Mandela wanted to be his heir after the end of apartheid in 1994 PositiveJOHANNESBURG When Cyril Ramaphosa won the tight vote to become the new leader of the African National Congress on Monday after years of nearmisses his loyal supporters jumped to their feet pumping their fists and cheeringhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/ramaphosas-poisoned-chalice-new-anc-leader-may-struggle-to-reform-south-africa-idUSKBN1ED2122017-12-19
Ramaphosa will be the flagbearer in the 2019 national election but will have to contend with allies of his defeated rival DlaminiZuma in his leadership team NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African banking stocks rallied on Tuesday buoyed by optimism that the newly elected leader of the ruling African National Congress will push through policies aimed at putting the economy on a stronger footinghttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-markets/ramaphosas-anc-election-win-lifts-south-african-banks-idUSKBN1ED1B82017-12-19
JOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a closerun vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandalplagued party that has ruled since the end of apartheid NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a closerun vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandalplagued party that has ruled since the end of apartheidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-wins-election-as-anc-president-idUSKBN1EC05I2017-12-18
JOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa took a big step towards the top job on Monday when he was elected by a whisker as head of the ruling African National Congress NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa took a big step towards the top job on Monday when he was elected by a whisker as head of the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa/nearly-man-ramaphosa-edges-closer-to-south-africas-top-job-idUSKBN1EC2ED2017-12-18
asygoing manner Ramaphosa has vowed to fight corruption and revitalize an economy that has slowed to a nearstandstill under scandalplagued leadership NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa took a big step towards the top job on Monday when he was elected by a whisker as head of the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa/nearly-man-ramaphosa-edges-closer-to-south-africas-top-job-idUSKBN1EC2ED2017-12-18
than two decades for Ramaphosa to get another chance to run the country NeutralJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa took a big step towards the top job on Monday when he was elected by a whisker as head of the ruling African National Congress http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa/nearly-man-ramaphosa-edges-closer-to-south-africas-top-job-idUSKBN1EC2ED2017-12-18
JOHANNESBURG South ruling African National Congress formally nominated Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former cabinet minister Nkosazana DlaminiZuma as the only candidates to run for the presidency of the party at a conference on Sunday NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress formally nominated Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and former cabinet minister Nkosazana DlaminiZuma as the only candidates to run for the presidency of the party at a conference on Sundayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-anc/south-africas-ramaphosa-dlamini-zuma-formally-nominated-to-run-for-president-of-anc-idUSKBN1EB0MV2017-12-17
eka Mbete also speaker of parliament and running for the top seat publicly endorsed Ramaphosa NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ANC formally nominated two candidates in a race to succeed President Jacob Zuma as leader of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but lost its luster in a welter of scandal and corruption allegationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/south-africas-anc-set-to-elect-leader-to-replace-scandal-ridden-zuma-idUSKBN1EA0102017-12-17
DlaminiZuma and Ramaphosa will influence South economic policy trajectory as well the role in Africa and beyond Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politcs-dlaminizuma-newsmaker/fierce-and-formidable-dlamini-zuma-eyes-south-africas-presidency-idUSKBN1EA0B52017-12-16
JOHANNESBURG Dec 16 The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for years Negativefront runners in ANC leadership racehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-politics-ramaphosa/newsmaker-south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSL8N1OG07W2017-12-16
Mkhize as a compromise candidate for ANC leader who could reconcile the opposing factions supporting DlaminiZuma and Ramaphosa PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress elects a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma at a conference starting on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-anc-factbox/factbox-key-players-in-south-africas-anc-leadership-race-idUSKBN1EA0BJ2017-12-16
Nkosazana DlaminiZuma and Cyril Ramaphosa are the two front runners NeutralJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress elects a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma at a conference starting on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-anc-factbox/factbox-key-players-in-south-africas-anc-leadership-race-idUSKBN1EA0BJ2017-12-16
ace between Ramaphosa and DlaminiZuma who was previously married to President Zuma is too close to call Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
former chief executive at Shanduka recalled that Ramaphosa was a passionate leader who required staff to contribute to charitable projects aimed at improving access to education for the underprivileged Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
g township of Soweto last month Ramaphosa called for a new between business and government to spur economic growth Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
in pay disputes with mining bosses Ramaphosa steered those talks to a successful conclusion allowing Mandela to sweep to power in 1994 as head of the African National Congress Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
ith an easygoing manner Ramaphosa has vowed to fight corruption and revitalise an economy which has slowed to a nearstandstill under President Jacob Zuma Negativefront runners in ANC leadership racehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-politics-ramaphosa/newsmaker-south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSL8N1OG07W2017-12-16
ith an easygoing manner Ramaphosa has vowed to fight corruption and revitalize an economy which has slowed to a nearstandstill under President Jacob Zuma Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
latively small Venda ethnic group Ramaphosa was able to overcome divisions that sometimes constrained members of the larger Zulu and Xhosa groups Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
miniZuma Ramaphosa was not driven into exile for opposing apartheid which some of the more hardline members hold against him Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
nced that Ramaphosa who has been deputy president since 2014 will be as tough on corruption as his campaign rhetoric suggests Negativefront runners in ANC leadership racehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-politics-ramaphosa/newsmaker-south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSL8N1OG07W2017-12-16
on becoming deputy Ramaphosa withdrew from active political life switching focus to business Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
opposition politician and former ANC member who worked closely with Ramaphosa in the 1990s said he was by nature cautious Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
osa sold out of Shanduka in 2014 the firm was worth more than 8 billion rand making Ramaphosa one of South 20 richest people Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
respected former finance minister told Reuters that if Ramaphosa was elected ANC leader the whole narrative about South economy would change for the better within three Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
than two decades for Ramaphosa now deputy president to get another chance to run the country Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1EA0AW2017-12-16
that I participated in trying to stop further deaths from Ramaphosa said recently about the Marikana deaths Negativefront runners in ANC leadership racehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-politics-ramaphosa/newsmaker-south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSL8N1OG07W2017-12-16
win for Cyril Ramaphosa the more investorfriendly option have provided support for the John Ashbourne Africa economist at Capital Economics said NeutralJOHANNESBURG The African National Congress South Africa’s only ruler since the end of apartheid votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the next presidenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/ramaphosa-dlamini-zuma-in-tight-race-to-lead-south-africas-ruling-anc-idUSKBN1EA0102017-12-16
m thinks Ramaphosa would not be decisive enough in addressing the gaping racial inequalities that persist in South Africa the core of her campaign NeutralJOHANNESBURG The African National Congress South Africa’s ruler since the end of apartheid faces perhaps the most pivotal few days in its recent history when it meets over the weekend to choose a successor to Jacob Zuma as party leaderhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/battle-lines-drawn-for-south-africas-anc-on-eve-of-leadership-vote-idUSKBN1E90FC2017-12-15
rs in the race are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana DlaminiZuma a former cabinet minister and exwife of the president who is backing her NegativeJOHANNESBURG The African National Congress South Africa’s ruler since the end of apartheid faces perhaps the most pivotal few days in its recent history when it meets over the weekend to choose a successor to Jacob Zuma as party leaderhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/battle-lines-drawn-for-south-africas-anc-on-eve-of-leadership-vote-idUSKBN1E90FC2017-12-15
A member of the relatively small Venda ethnic group Ramaphosa was able to overcome divisions that sometimes constrained members of the larger Zulu and Xhosa groups NeutralJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
A trained lawyer with an easygoing manner Ramaphosa has vowed to fight corruption and revitalise an economy which has slowed to a nearstandstill under President Jacob Zuma NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
After missing out on becoming deputy Ramaphosa withdrew from active political life switching focus to business NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
Analysts say the race between Ramaphosa and DlaminiZuma who was previously married to President Zuma is too close to call NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
Bantu Holomisa an opposition politician and former ANC member who worked closely with Ramaphosa in the 1990s said he was by nature cautious NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
In the Johannesburg township of Soweto last month Ramaphosa called for a new between business and government to spur economic growth NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
JOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for years NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
Mandela wanted Ramaphosa to be his heir but was pressured into picking Thabo Mbeki by a group of ANC leaders who had fought apartheid from exile NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
Ramaphosa also played an important role in the drafting of South postapartheid constitution PositiveJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
Ramaphosa is viewed as more investor friendly and has pledged to fight the corruption that has plagued tenure PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation’s next presidenthttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/tight-race-as-south-africas-anc-prepares-to-elect-zuma-successor-idUSKBN1E61XZ2017-12-12
Signs that Ramaphosa has done well in the nominations by ANC branches that precede the leadership vote have driven a rally in the rand in recent weeks NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
The choice between DlaminiZuma and Ramaphosa will influence South economic policy trajectory as well the role in Africa and beyond NegativeJOHANNESBURG Nkosazana DlaminiZuma is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility to big business has rattled investors in South Africahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politcs-dlaminizuma-newsmaker/fierce-and-formidable-dlamini-zuma-eyes-south-africas-presidency-idUSKBN1E61YV2017-12-12
The race between Ramaphosa a unionistturnedmillionaire businessman and DlaminiZuma is too close to call political analysts say NeutralJOHANNESBURG Nkosazana DlaminiZuma is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility to big business has rattled investors in South Africahttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politcs-dlaminizuma-newsmaker/fierce-and-formidable-dlamini-zuma-eyes-south-africas-presidency-idUSKBN1E61YV2017-12-12
Unlike Zuma or DlaminiZuma Ramaphosa was not driven into exile for opposing apartheid which some of the more hardline members hold against him NegativeJOHANNESBURG The nearly man of South African politics Cyril Ramaphosa is at last in with a chance of becoming president after being overlooked for yearshttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-ramaphosa-newsmaker/south-africas-nearly-man-ramaphosa-may-lead-country-at-last-idUSKBN1E61ZB2017-12-12
The court also ruled that Zuma should not make a new appointment and that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should appoint a new public prosecutor within 60 days NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s High Court ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma’s appointment of a state prosecutor to decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against him was not valid and should be set aside immediatelyhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-zuma/south-african-court-rules-zuma-appointment-of-state-prosecutor-invalid-idUSKBN1E21512017-12-08
But it is far from certain that Ramaphosa will secure victory Negative* Stocks fall led by Naspershttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-markets/update-1-naspers-inquiry-drags-south-african-stocks-lower-rand-steady-idUSL8N1O54XH2017-12-05
JOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress ahead of a party vote this month voting data from the nine provinces show NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress ahead of a party vote this month voting data from the country’s nine provinces showhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-anc/south-africas-ramaphosa-gets-most-nominations-ahead-of-anc-leadership-vote-idUSKBN1DY2LD2017-12-05
Ramaphosa a former trade union leader and millionaire businessman is seen as more marketfriendly than DlaminiZuma who was previously married to Zuma NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress ahead of a party vote this month voting data from the country’s nine provinces showhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-anc/south-africas-ramaphosa-gets-most-nominations-ahead-of-anc-leadership-vote-idUSKBN1DY2LD2017-12-05
Ramaphosa is one of two frontrunners in a closely watched contest to take over from President Jacob Zuma as ANC leader at a party conference starting on Dec NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress ahead of a party vote this month voting data from the country’s nine provinces showhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-anc/south-africas-ramaphosa-gets-most-nominations-ahead-of-anc-leadership-vote-idUSKBN1DY2LD2017-12-05
Ramaphosa received 1862 nominations by ANC branches whereas his main rival for ANC leader former cabinet minister Nkosazana DlaminiZuma received 1309 endorsements NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress ahead of a party vote this month voting data from the country’s nine provinces showhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-anc/south-africas-ramaphosa-gets-most-nominations-ahead-of-anc-leadership-vote-idUSKBN1DY2LD2017-12-05
Signs that Ramaphosa has been doing well in the nominations by ANC branches have boosted the rand currency in recent weeks NegativeJOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress ahead of a party vote this month voting data from the country’s nine provinces showhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-anc/south-africas-ramaphosa-gets-most-nominations-ahead-of-anc-leadership-vote-idUSKBN1DY2LD2017-12-05
Ramaphosa is seen as more businessfriendly than rival candidate Nkosazana DlaminiZuma NeutralLONDON Dec 4 Emerging equities rose from twoweek lows on Monday helped by a key growthboosting U.S. tax overhaul but currencies fell against the stronger dollar led by the Turkish lira under pressure from rising inflationhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-dollar-strength-pressures-emerging-currencies-lira-worst-hit-idUSL8N1O41WP2017-12-04
Investors see Ramaphosa as more businessfriendly Neutral* ANC to elect new leader at Dechttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-rand-anc/rand-investors-increase-bets-south-africas-ramaphosa-will-replace-zuma-idUSL8N1NY3C92017-11-28
JOHANNESBURG Nov 28 Investors are using the forward options market to increase bets that South Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will win the race to become the next leader of the ruling African National Congress positioning for a rally in the rand Negative* ANC to elect new leader at Dechttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-rand-anc/rand-investors-increase-bets-south-africas-ramaphosa-will-replace-zuma-idUSL8N1NY3C92017-11-28
Last week a poll showed Ramaphosa had secured the support of 65 percent of branches tallied compared to 30 percent which boosted appetite for the rand Negative* ANC to elect new leader at Dechttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-rand-anc/rand-investors-increase-bets-south-africas-ramaphosa-will-replace-zuma-idUSL8N1NY3C92017-11-28
Over the weekend ANC officials in the Western Cape nominated Ramaphosa as their preferred candidate Negative* ANC to elect new leader at Dechttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/safrica-rand-anc/rand-investors-increase-bets-south-africas-ramaphosa-will-replace-zuma-idUSL8N1NY3C92017-11-28
JOHANNESBURG South Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a lead in party nominations for the next leader of the ruling African National Congress securing the support of 65 percent of branches tallied so far a poll showed NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a lead in party nominations for the next leader of the ruling African National Congress securing the support of 65 percent of branches tallied so far a poll showedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics-anc/south-africas-ramaphosa-leads-in-nominations-for-anc-leader-poll-idUSKBN1DM2532017-11-22
The party is split between factions backing Nkosazana DlaminiZuma a former minister and exwife of Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for the top job NegativeJOHANNESBURG South Africa’s ruling African National Congress should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader a senior ANC official saidhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-politics/like-zimbabwe-south-africa-needs-leadership-change-anc-official-idUSKBN1DK29G2017-11-20





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Cyril Ramaphosa said a third of the countrys more than 22000 cases had been recorded in the last week NeutralThe president of South Africa has warned that the countrys coronavirus outbreak is going to get much worse while announcing that lockdown measures are to be eased. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-527933492020-05-25
With 61 infections President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country was now dealing with the internal transmission of the virus and declared a national state of disaster. NegativeThe three states bearing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe have all recorded their highest death tolls for a single day. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-519019762020-03-16





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Attacks on businesses run by foreign nationals is something totally unacceptable something that we cannot allow to happen in South Africa Mr Ramaphosa said in a video posted to Twitter. NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a wave of looting and violence that has mostly targeted foreign nationals. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495664582019-09-04
South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a wave of looting and violence that has mostly targeted foreign nationals. NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a wave of looting and violence that has mostly targeted foreign nationals. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-495664582019-09-04
More than 1000 people have been displaced according to President Cyril Ramaphosa who has flown into the region to visit the affected areas. PositiveFloods and mudslides in the South African city of Durban and the wider KwaZuluNatal province have killed at least 60 people officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480362522019-04-25
South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has been visiting those who lost family members in the floods NegativeFloods and mudslides in the South African city of Durban and the wider KwaZuluNatal province have killed at least 60 people officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-480362522019-04-25
President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the church last year and some of the congregants reportedly asked for his support to build a new church PositiveAt least 13 people have died and many were injured when a wall collapsed in South Africa at the start of an Easter service at a Pentecostal church http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-479879592019-04-20
It is unacceptable President Ramaphosa said after the train reached its destination. NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476114962019-03-19
Mr Ramaphosa was hoping to canvass votes for the governing African National Congress which he leads after replacing Jacob Zuma last year. PositiveSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476114962019-03-19
President Ramaphosa earlier put on a brave face seen here smiling inside the train PositiveSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476114962019-03-19
South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May. PositiveSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-476114962019-03-19
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa entered the row on Thursday saying the government should curb religious leaders of questionable practices who took advantage of people NegativeA South African preacher has tried to confront another pastor for bringing Christianity into disrepute by staging a bogus resurrection. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-474082892019-03-01
After 25 years in power the African National Congress has become tainted by widespread allegations of corruption which forced out Mr Ramaphosas predecessor Jacob Zuma last year. NegativeA special tribunal is to be set up in South Africa with powers to fasttrack prosecutions and recover the proceeds of corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-473506962019-02-25
Mr Ramaphosa has vowed to tackle corruption since coming to power NegativeA special tribunal is to be set up in South Africa with powers to fasttrack prosecutions and recover the proceeds of corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-473506962019-02-25
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the tribunal would consider cases brought by the Special Investigating Unit. NegativeA special tribunal is to be set up in South Africa with powers to fasttrack prosecutions and recover the proceeds of corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-473506962019-02-25
The crisis at the utility poses a huge threat to the economy and to the political survival of President Cyril Ramaphosa who faces an election in May. NegativeSouth African homes offices and businesses have endured a week of daily power cuts designed to prevent a total collapse of the overstretched electricity grid. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-472322682019-02-17
But if Mr Ramaphosa is earnest and committed what about his NeutralAhead of South Africas elections in May President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the ruling African National Congress manifesto http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468553592019-01-14
Mr Ramaphosa does not seem to share that panic NegativeAhead of South Africas elections in May President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the ruling African National Congress manifesto http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468553592019-01-14
Mr Ramaphosa has repeatedly promised South Africans a new dawn PositiveAhead of South Africas elections in May President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the ruling African National Congress manifesto http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468553592019-01-14
The cautious Mr Ramaphosa knows it would spell economic disaster. NegativeAhead of South Africas elections in May President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the ruling African National Congress manifesto http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468553592019-01-14
The opinion polls suggest the ruling party under Mr Ramaphosa will secure a comfortable victory in this years elections NegativeAhead of South Africas elections in May President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the ruling African National Congress manifesto http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468553592019-01-14
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged men to unite against rape and sexual assault in the country calling it a national crisis NegativeSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged men to unite against rape and sexual assault in the country calling it a national crisis http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-468518022019-01-13
In South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa who inherited the political crown from the scandalhit Jacob Zuma will lead the governing African National Congress in its bid to extend its 25year rule NegativeIn our series of letters from African journalists media and communications trainer Joseph Warungu writes about what he will be looking out for in 2019 http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466135182019-01-01





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But the brooding shadow of Mr Zuma looms large as Mr Ramaphosa tries to tackle the alleged corruption which came to define his his predecessors time in office NegativeIn our series of letters from African writers Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at some of the big events on the continent in 2018. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466135002018-12-26
Mr Ramaphosa was not doing pressups but he did start with a lot of enthusiastic jogging that attracted a lot of attention from his compatriots NegativeIn our series of letters from African writers Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at some of the big events on the continent in 2018. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466135002018-12-26
South Africa was another country which saw a major change of leadership but the optimism that came with the accession of Cyril Ramaphosa to the presidency has fizzled out. NegativeIn our series of letters from African writers Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at some of the big events on the continent in 2018. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-466135002018-12-26
His successor Cyril Ramaphosa has been working to restore public confidence in the countrys prosecution service NeutralSouth Africas former President Jacob Zuma must pay back the money provided for his legal fees a court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-465526212018-12-14
Mr Ramaphosa initially told MPs the money had been paid to his son Andile for consultancy work for Bosasa. NegativeSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to repay given to his leadership campaign by a firm accused of corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462546252018-11-19
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to repay given to his leadership campaign by a firm accused of corruption. NegativeSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to repay given to his leadership campaign by a firm accused of corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462546252018-11-19
The donation was made without my knowledge Mr Ramaphosa wrote NeutralSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to repay given to his leadership campaign by a firm accused of corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-462546252018-11-19
A spectacular heist at a bank in South Africa has provoked a furious political storm revealing how deeply corruption is now entrenched in local government and beyond and showing how hard it may be for President Cyril Ramaphosas government to root out the graft and mismanagement that flourished under his predecessor Jacob Zuma. NegativeA spectacular heist at a bank in South Africa has provoked a furious political storm revealing how deeply corruption is now entrenched in local government and beyond and showing how hard it may be for President Cyril Ramaphosas government to root out the graft and mismanagement that flourished under his predecessor Jacob Zuma. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460187102018-11-08
When instead Mr Ramaphosa won an election in December to lead the party and later the nation the attempt to lure Prasa into VBSs alleged scam apparently stalled. NegativeA spectacular heist at a bank in South Africa has provoked a furious political storm revealing how deeply corruption is now entrenched in local government and beyond and showing how hard it may be for President Cyril Ramaphosas government to root out the graft and mismanagement that flourished under his predecessor Jacob Zuma. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460187102018-11-08
An official inquiry is being held to investigate the claims of what is known in South Africa as state capture and Mr Ramaphosa confirmed he would appear before it. NegativeSouth Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the corruption that has engulfed the country in recent years as an amoeba with tentacles all over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460636642018-11-02
Mr Ramaphosa confirmed he would give evidence in a judgeled inquiry into allegations that top officials looted from the state on a grand scale. NegativeSouth Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the corruption that has engulfed the country in recent years as an amoeba with tentacles all over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460636642018-11-02
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the corruption that has engulfed the country in recent years as an amoeba with tentacles all over. NegativeSouth Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the corruption that has engulfed the country in recent years as an amoeba with tentacles all over. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-460636642018-11-02
He resigned as president in February and people hoped Mr Ramaphosa could repair the damage. NegativeSouth Africas finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has quit after admitting meeting members of the Gupta family who have been accused of corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-457967472018-10-10
In his speech accepting the resignation Mr Ramaphosa said that Mr Nene had defended the cause of proper financial management and clean governance. NegativeSouth Africas finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has quit after admitting meeting members of the Gupta family who have been accused of corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-457967472018-10-10
Mr Ramaphosa who became president in February brought Mr Nene back into the cabinet in order to restore confidence in the reputation of the countrys economic management. NegativeSouth Africas finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has quit after admitting meeting members of the Gupta family who have been accused of corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-457967472018-10-10
President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised an orderly accelerated land reform process with an amended constitution offering greater clarity. NegativeSouth Africas former President Thabo Mbeki has lambasted the governing African National Congress for turning into a black party http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-456388592018-09-26
A convicted South African fraudster has been charged over a racist rant against the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media NegativeA convicted South African fraudster has been charged over a racist rant against the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-455859512018-09-21
But Mr Ramaphosas spokesman Khusela Diko said Mr Nair was clearly a sick person and his racist rant is not deserving of any airtime South Africas TimesLive news site reported NegativeA convicted South African fraudster has been charged over a racist rant against the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-455859512018-09-21
In a video widely shared online Mr Nair who is of Indian origin used a racially derogatory word to describe Mr Ramaphosa NegativeA convicted South African fraudster has been charged over a racist rant against the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-455859512018-09-21
Mr Ramaphosa became president in February after Jacob Zuma was forced to resign over corruption allegations which he denies. NegativeA convicted South African fraudster has been charged over a racist rant against the countrys President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-455859512018-09-21
Mrs May begins her trip to Africa in her countrys largest trading partner on the continent South Africa where she will sit down with President Cyril Ramaphosa NegativeThe UKs historical relationship with many African countries still counts for something but as Prime Minister Theresa May will find on her trip to the continent the UK vies for attention with larger economies offering greater riches. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-452986562018-08-28
After a bilateral meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa she is expected to visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. NegativeTheresa May is preparing to visit Africa for the first time since becoming prime minister in 2016. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-politics-453180222018-08-27
Mr Ramaphosa told parliament on Wednesday that South Africa needed to speed up the pace of land reform to correct a historical injustice NegativeSouth Africa has accused US President Donald Trump of seeking to sow division after his tweet referring to the largescale killing of farmers. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-452820882018-08-23
President Cyril Ramaphosas spokeswoman said the government would take up the matter through diplomatic channels. NegativeSouth Africa has accused US President Donald Trump of seeking to sow division after his tweet referring to the largescale killing of farmers. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-452820882018-08-23
And Mr Ramaphosa appears to have bypassed a parliamentary consultation when he said in a television address that the constitution should be amended. NegativeShockwaves are still being felt in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosas controversial announcement that the countrys constitution is to be changed to explicitly allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450999152018-08-11
In response Mr Ramaphosa has sought to reassure the naysayers. NeutralShockwaves are still being felt in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosas controversial announcement that the countrys constitution is to be changed to explicitly allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450999152018-08-11
Shockwaves are still being felt in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosas controversial announcement that the countrys constitution is to be changed to explicitly allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. NegativeShockwaves are still being felt in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosas controversial announcement that the countrys constitution is to be changed to explicitly allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450999152018-08-11
When the probusiness and pragmatic Mr Ramaphosa became the leader of the ANC last December his commitment to a radical approach to land reform seemed more equivocal NegativeShockwaves are still being felt in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosas controversial announcement that the countrys constitution is to be changed to explicitly allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450999152018-08-11
Neighbouring South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the president on his victory and has appealed to political leaders and the Zimbabwean people to accept the outcome of the election. NegativeZimbabwes opposition leader has dismissed President Emmerson Mnangagwas election victory as being based on unverified fake results. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450552232018-08-03
In a recorded address President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling ANC will finalise a proposed amendment allowing the move. NegativeSouth Africa will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation its president says. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-450269312018-08-01
After the opening ceremony President Ramaphosa announced that China had promised investments worth PositiveChina has told developing nations there would be no winner in a global trade war. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-449530822018-07-26
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa also warned of the impact that tariff threats by US President Donald Trump would have on developing countries. NegativeChina has told developing nations there would be no winner in a global trade war. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-449530822018-07-26
Cyril Ramaphosa is something of an enigma NeutralJacob Zuma has not had an easy retirement http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447926382018-07-16
It could be argued that Jacob Zuma was a symptom of those forces rather than their creator and that Mr Ramaphosa now finds himself in much the same leaky boat. NegativeJacob Zuma has not had an easy retirement http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447926382018-07-16
After Lumkas death President Cyril Ramaphosa called for pit latrines to be eradicated from South African school by the end of 2018. NegativeA threeyearold boy is the latest child to die in South Africa after drowning in a pit latrine. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-447367722018-07-08
After her death South Africas new President Cyril Ramaphosa called for pit latrines to be eradicated by the end of 2018 NegativeDuring his first week at school fiveyearold Michael Komape drowned in a pit latrine in northern South Africa. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-443297122018-06-04
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said in January that Mr Ramaphosa would not be corrupt because he did not need the money NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will be donating half of his salary to charity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442385492018-05-24
Mr Ramaphosa 65 was a businessman before he became deputy president in 2012 NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will be donating half of his salary to charity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442385492018-05-24
Mr Ramaphosa became president in February after Jacob Zuma was forced to resign amid a welter of corruption allegations NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will be donating half of his salary to charity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442385492018-05-24
Mr Ramaphosa is one of South Africas richest men with a fortune of around PositiveSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will be donating half of his salary to charity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442385492018-05-24
Mr Ramaphosa said the gesture was aimed at encouraging the wealthy to dedicate some of their pay to help build the nation. NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will be donating half of his salary to charity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442385492018-05-24
South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will be donating half of his salary to charity NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will be donating half of his salary to charity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442385492018-05-24
Speaking in parliament on Wednesday Mr Ramaphosa said he had decided to make the donation to the NMF in honour of South Africas first democratic president Nelson Mandela. NegativeSouth Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will be donating half of his salary to charity http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-442385492018-05-24
After complaints about the poor delivery of public services and the near collapse of the healthcare system President Ramaphosa deployed army medics to help out in the hospitals NeutralSouth Africa has taken over direct administration of North West province where corruption allegations have led to violent protests. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-441011332018-05-14
President Cyril Ramaphosa one of the antiapartheid struggles student activists also sent his condolences. NegativeSouth African photographer Sam Nzima dashed to the scene of a shooting during the June 1976 students uprising against apartheid just in time to see a child falling to the ground. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-440821152018-05-14
The decision to intervene was taken by President Cyril Ramaphosa who has made the fight against corruption a priority NegativeSouth Africa has taken over direct administration of North West province where corruption allegations have led to violent protests. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-441011332018-05-14
Mr Ramaphosa has called for calm and ordered police to exercise restraint. NegativeSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-438330722018-04-20
Mr Ramaphosa is scheduled to hold meetings with ANC leaders in the provincial capital Mahikeng on Friday his office said. NegativeSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-438330722018-04-20
Protests in South Africas North West province erupted on Wednesday as demonstrators demanded the resignation of provincial Premier Supra Mahumapelo a member of Mr Ramaphosas governing African National Congress NegativeSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-438330722018-04-20
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. NegativeSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-438330722018-04-20
South Africas faltering economy has been a priority for Mr Ramaphosa since he took over from former President Jacob Zuma. NegativeSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-438330722018-04-20
The situation in South Africas North West province is the worst unrest since Mr Ramaphosa took office in February. NegativeSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-438330722018-04-20
But this time around Mr Ramaphosa is keen to distance the party from Mr Zuma as it prepares for a hotly contested national election next year NegativeEven though Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa and been charged with corruption he still has loyal supporters http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-436681442018-04-06
Mr Ramaphosa came in on a ticket of clean governance and entertaining yet another Zuma controversy could lose him the support he is currently enjoying. NegativeEven though Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa and been charged with corruption he still has loyal supporters http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-436681442018-04-06
Calls to transfer land from white to black owners have intensified since South African President Cyril Ramaphosa took office NegativeSouth Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are persecuted after an Australian minister said they needed help from a civilised country. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-434034082018-03-14
more President Cyril Ramaphosa told parliament on Wednesday afternoon there would be no land grabs NegativeSouth Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are persecuted after an Australian minister said they needed help from a civilised country. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-434034082018-03-14
It was later revealed to have been personally approved by Mr Mandela and the current President Cyril Ramaphosa NegativeThe Nelson Mandela Foundation has asked the courts to ban gratuitous displays of the apartheidera South African flag. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-432404862018-03-01
Mr Ramaphosa took over promising a new dawn for the country and pledging to be tough on corruption NegativeNew South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet making substantial changes to ministerial positions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-432060472018-02-27
Mr exwife Nkosazana DlaminiZuma who Mr Ramaphosa beat in ANC leadership election was appointed minister to the presidency NegativeNew South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet making substantial changes to ministerial positions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-432060472018-02-27
New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet making substantial changes to ministerial positions NegativeNew South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet making substantial changes to ministerial positions. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-432060472018-02-27
Mr Ramaphosa who was sworn in on Thursday promised to turn the tide of corruption NegativeNew South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a new dawn in his first State of the Nation address. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430933702018-02-17
New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a new dawn in his first State of the Nation address PositiveNew South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a new dawn in his first State of the Nation address. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430933702018-02-17
Then came a story that suggested Mr Ramaphosa was negotiating a deal that might see Mr Zuma given immunity from prosecution if he turned state witness in major corruption allegations NeutralIt is rare in a journalistic life that one gets to sit a few yards from a president as he announces his resignation and then within the same 24 hours stand in the presence of his successor as he is sworn in http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430987092018-02-17
With elections looming next year the party will pull together recognising that Mr Ramaphosa offers the best hope of victory NegativeIt is rare in a journalistic life that one gets to sit a few yards from a president as he announces his resignation and then within the same 24 hours stand in the presence of his successor as he is sworn in http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430987092018-02-17
ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu then announced a parliamentary motion of noconfidence for Thursday with Mr Ramaphosa sworn in as president as soon as possible after that NegativeSouth embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430664432018-02-15
As deputy president as well as ANC leader Mr Ramaphosa is likely to step in NegativeSouth embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430664432018-02-15
As deputy president as well as ANC leader that would most likely see Mr Ramaphosa step in NegativeAfter years of attempts to remove him and months of speculation Jacob Zuma has been forced to step down as president of South Africa http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429753212018-02-15
But Mr Ramaphosa has now finally realised that dream PositiveCyril Ramaphosa has become South president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430707712018-02-15
Cyril Ramaphosa has become South president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned NegativeCyril Ramaphosa has become South president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430707712018-02-15
In his first presidential speech Mr Ramaphosa 65 said he would tackle the corruption which allegedly became widespread under Mr Zuma NegativeCyril Ramaphosa has become South president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430707712018-02-15
Mr Ramaphosa was already the overwhelming favourite to win the 2019 election one which Mr Zuma was barred from competing in having served two terms NegativeSouth embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430664432018-02-15
Perhaps this is one of the reasons Mr Ramaphosa was so careful in his handling of Mr exit insisting on several occasions that he should not be humiliated NegativeAfter years of attempts to remove him and months of speculation Jacob Zuma has been forced to step down as president of South Africa http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429753212018-02-15
President Ramaphosa told parliament that corruption and state capture were on our radar screen NegativeCyril Ramaphosa has become South president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430707712018-02-15
Mr Ramaphosa has vowed to revive the failing popularity by cracking down on corruption and cronyism NegativeSouth embattled President Jacob Zuma says he has done nothing wrong and sees no reason to stand down http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430607592018-02-14
Mr Zuma was replaced as the leader in December by his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa but has so far resisted calls to resign as president NegativeTwo people have been arrested in a raid on the home of the controversial Gupta family in South Africa as part of a government influencing investigation http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430554942018-02-14
Mr decision to cling on to power has put him at odds with South deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa the new leader and his expected successor NegativeSouth embattled President Jacob Zuma says he has done nothing wrong and sees no reason to stand down http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430607592018-02-14
But he has so far resisted increasing pressure to quit since December when his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ANC NegativeSouth governing African National Congress has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign for the sake of the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430465102018-02-13
Mr Magashule said the country needed to build on the renewed hope felt after the election of Mr Ramaphosa as ANC leader PositiveSouth governing African National Congress has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign for the sake of the country http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430465102018-02-13
Mr Zuma has resisted increasing pressure to quit since December when Cyril Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ANC NegativeSouth Africas ruling African National Congress will formally ask for President Jacob Zuma to resign after he refused to do so earlier reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430399282018-02-13
ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was causing disunity and discord NegativeLeaders of South Africas governing ANC party are due to meet to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430257132018-02-12
Mr Zuma has resisted increasing pressure to quit since December when Mr Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ANC National NegativeLeaders of South Africas governing ANC party are due to meet to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430257132018-02-12
Cyril Ramaphosa said the matter had to be handled with care and purpose PositiveThe leader of South Africas ruling party has acknowledged growing impatience over the failure to resolve President Jacob Zumas future. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430241662018-02-11
In a speech at the event in Cape Town Mr Ramaphosa said the key aim of transition talks was to unite South Africans NegativeThe leader of South Africas ruling party has acknowledged growing impatience over the failure to resolve President Jacob Zumas future. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430241662018-02-11
Mr Zuma has faced increasing pressure to quit since December when Mr Ramaphosa replaced him as leader of the ruling African National Congress NegativeThe leader of South Africas ruling party has acknowledged growing impatience over the failure to resolve President Jacob Zumas future. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-430241662018-02-11
In truth it may be over even since Mr Ramaphosa took over the reins of the ANC the pressure on Mr Zuma has grown considerably NegativeSouth African President Jacob Zuma is under pressure to resign as top members of his own party who have the power to remove him consider their next step.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429609052018-02-07
Mr Ramaphosa has associated himself with an anticorruption drive NeutralSouth Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of powerhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429753232018-02-07
Mr Ramaphosa said direct talks were an opportunity to reach an agreement without spreading discord or division NegativeSouth Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of powerhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429753232018-02-07
Mr Ramaphosa who heads South governing party said both he and Mr Zuma understood the need for a speedy resolution NegativeSouth Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of powerhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429753232018-02-07
South Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of power NegativeSouth Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of powerhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429753232018-02-07
Mr Ramaphosa is now the front runner to succeed him as president NeutralThe Nelson Mandela Foundation has called for South Africa's controversial President Jacob Zuma to quit as he faces growing pressure to stand down.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429602602018-02-06
Mr Zuma 75 was replaced as party leader by his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa 65 in December NegativeThe Nelson Mandela Foundation has called for South Africa's controversial President Jacob Zuma to quit as he faces growing pressure to stand down.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429602602018-02-06
The formal meeting will take place on 17 and 18 February the party leader Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement NegativeSouth Africa's ruling party the ANC has postponed a toplevel meeting which was expected to decide on President Jacob Zuma's futurehttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429670132018-02-06
Mr Zuma who faces corruption allegations was replaced as ANC leader by Cyril Ramaphosa in December NegativeSouth African President Jacob Zuma is under growing pressure to step down.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-429406312018-02-05
But Mr Ramaphosa did not address calls to immediately replace the president who was booed as he took his seat NegativeCyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC has said the party must address the dysfunction in its ranks and unite at all levels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426744612018-01-13
Cyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South ruling ANC has said the party must address the dysfunction in its ranks and unite at all levels NegativeCyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC has said the party must address the dysfunction in its ranks and unite at all levels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426744612018-01-13
In his speech Mr Ramaphosa vowed to confront people who are trying to divide the ANC calling for unity renewal and a change of culture NegativeCyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC has said the party must address the dysfunction in its ranks and unite at all levels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426744612018-01-13
Mr Ramaphosa told a large rally in the southeastern city East London that the party had become deeply divided through factionalism patronage and corruption NegativeCyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC has said the party must address the dysfunction in its ranks and unite at all levels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426744612018-01-13
Mr Ramaphosa vowed to pursue the expropriation of land without compensation as agreed at the party conference NegativeCyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC has said the party must address the dysfunction in its ranks and unite at all levels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426744612018-01-13
Mr Ramaphosa was addressing a rally to mark 106 years of the ANC NeutralCyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC has said the party must address the dysfunction in its ranks and unite at all levels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426744612018-01-13
The suspicion remains our correspondent says that Cyril Ramaphosa and his allies in the ANC may soon move against South embattled leader NegativeCyril Ramaphosa the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC has said the party must address the dysfunction in its ranks and unite at all levels.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-426744612018-01-13
Mr Zuma has been weakened by a number of corruption allegations and by his recent replacement by Cyril Ramaphosa as head of the ruling ANC NegativeSouth Africa's top court has found that parliament failed to comply with its duties in holding President Jacob Zuma accountable over a public funding case.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-425103042017-12-29
Mr Ramaphosa praised his defeated rival for the ANC leadership Nkosazana DlaminiZuma PositiveThe new leader of South Africa's governing African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to fight corruption and pursue a policy of radical economic transformation.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424358862017-12-21
Mr Ramaphosa was elected on Monday to succeed President Jacob Zuma as party leader NegativeThe new leader of South Africa's governing African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to fight corruption and pursue a policy of radical economic transformation.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424358862017-12-21
The new leader of South governing African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to fight corruption and pursue a policy of radical economic transformation NegativeThe new leader of South Africa's governing African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to fight corruption and pursue a policy of radical economic transformation.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424358862017-12-21
For the last few years Mr Ramaphosa has been Mr deputy but their relationship has been an uneasy one NegativeJacob Zuma South Africa's scandalhit president may not see out his second term now that the governing African National Congress party has elected Cyril Ramaphosa its leader.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424103982017-12-20
Instead they say that Mr Ramaphosa would be better advised to allow Mr Zuma to become tied up in his legal woes effectively neutralising him NeutralJacob Zuma South Africa's scandalhit president may not see out his second term now that the governing African National Congress party has elected Cyril Ramaphosa its leader.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424103982017-12-20
Jacob Zuma South scandalhit president may not see out his second term now that the governing African National Congress party has elected Cyril Ramaphosa its leader NegativeJacob Zuma South Africa's scandalhit president may not see out his second term now that the governing African National Congress party has elected Cyril Ramaphosa its leader.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424103982017-12-20
Mr Ramaphosa ran on an anticorruption ticket and many believe this means he is much more likely to make sure allegations of corruption against Mr Zuma are pursued NegativeJacob Zuma South Africa's scandalhit president may not see out his second term now that the governing African National Congress party has elected Cyril Ramaphosa its leader.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424103982017-12-20
Proponents of this scenario say it would leave Mr Ramaphosa free to focus on the real issues that will affect the forthcoming general NegativeJacob Zuma South Africa's scandalhit president may not see out his second term now that the governing African National Congress party has elected Cyril Ramaphosa its leader.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424103982017-12-20
Some analysts believe Mr Zuma will be far too busy dealing with his own legal problems to cause any real threat to Mr Ramaphosa NegativeJacob Zuma South Africa's scandalhit president may not see out his second term now that the governing African National Congress party has elected Cyril Ramaphosa its leader.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424103982017-12-20
But extremely likely that a victorious Mr Ramaphosa will seek the recall of President Zuma by the ANC as happened to his predecessor Thabo Mbeki NegativeCyril Ramaphosa was always the frontrunnerhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423995132017-12-18
Cyril Ramaphosa was always the frontrunner NeutralCyril Ramaphosa was always the frontrunnerhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423995132017-12-18
If that happens then things could move very quickly and a President Ramaphosa would probably move fast to remove Mr allies from key positions NegativeSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party's leader.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424037532017-12-18
Mr Ramaphosa defeated Ms DlaminiZuma by 2440 votes to 2261 an ANC spokesperson announced NegativeSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party's leader.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424037532017-12-18
Mr Ramaphosa is a highly successful businessman and has outlined plans to kickstart a stalled economy while tackling entrenched poverty and inequality NegativeCyril Ramaphosa was always the frontrunnerhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423995132017-12-18
South ruling African National Congress has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the leader NegativeSouth Africa's ruling African National Congress has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party's leader.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-424037532017-12-18
The main candidates are the current deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and former cabinet minister Nkosazana DlaminiZuma President exwife NegativeSouth Africa's governing African National Congress is preparing to choose a new party leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423751542017-12-16
At the time Mr Ramaphosa was a director at Lonmin NegativeSouth Africa's governing African National Congress is set to elect a new leader at a conference starting on Saturday following a fierce contest between seven candidateshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423281042017-12-13
But Mr Ramaphosa has also sought to reassure the business sector acknowledging the need to improve investor confidence and stressing the need for partnership NegativeSouth Africa's governing African National Congress is set to elect a new leader at a conference starting on Saturday following a fierce contest between seven candidateshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423281042017-12-13
Currently the deputy president Mr Ramaphosa is said to have long had his eye on the top job in South African politics NegativeSouth Africa's governing African National Congress is set to elect a new leader at a conference starting on Saturday following a fierce contest between seven candidateshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423281042017-12-13
Mr Ramaphosa has positioned himself as the man who can turn this around NegativeSouth Africa's governing African National Congress is set to elect a new leader at a conference starting on Saturday following a fierce contest between seven candidateshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423281042017-12-13
The leader of the opposition EFF party Julius Malema has repeatedly blamed Mr Ramaphosa for the killings calling him a murderer and vowing not to let the matter rest NegativeSouth Africa's governing African National Congress is set to elect a new leader at a conference starting on Saturday following a fierce contest between seven candidateshttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-423281042017-12-13
But many on social media have asked why Mr Ramaphosa did not publicly support Ms Kuzwayo when she was alive NegativeA leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa's governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-422787742017-12-08
In the radio interview Mr Ramaphosa praised Ms courage for taking the case to court PositiveA leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa's governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-422787742017-12-08
Mr Ramaphosa is competing against Mr exwife Nkosazana DlaminiZuma to become the leader of the ANC in a contest starting next Saturday NegativeA leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa's governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-422787742017-12-08
Mr deputy Cyril Ramaphosa told a local radio Yes I would believe her NegativeA leading contender to replace President Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa's governing ANC has said he believes the woman who accused Mr Zuma of rape over a decade ago was telling the truth.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-422787742017-12-08
Mr Ramaphosa who has been highly critical of state corruption and is backed by the business community and unions took the lead in five of the nine provinces NegativeSouth Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa 65 has a strong lead in the race to become the new leader of the governing African National Congress.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-422361022017-12-05
South Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa 65 has a strong lead in the race to become the new leader of the governing African National Congress PositiveSouth Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa 65 has a strong lead in the race to become the new leader of the governing African National Congress.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-422361022017-12-05
But Mr Ramaphosa is not a paragon of virtue either NegativeThe silence of South Africa's governing African National Congress especially in the hours immediately after the fall of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was deafeninghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-420787072017-11-23
The Zuma faction is rivalled by a group backing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa NegativeThe silence of South Africa's governing African National Congress especially in the hours immediately after the fall of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was deafeninghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-africa-420787072017-11-23










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statementSACP statement came after election of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC's new president at 54th National Congress on Monday. The SACP statement came after the election of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the ANC's new president at its 54th National Congress on Monday.Neutralhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/19/c_136838035.htm2017-12-19
1 million people who are HIV positive Ramaphosa saidNeutralSouth Africa currently puts 4http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794214.htm2017-12-02
But there is still some way to go because we have about 7.1 million people who are HIV positive Ramaphosa said.NeutralSouth Africa currently puts 4http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794214.htm2017-12-02
Known as Dolutegravir combination treatment is good for patients Known as Dolutegravir the combination treatment is good for patients and relatively cheap according to Ramaphosa.NeutralSouth Africa currently puts 4http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794214.htm2017-12-02
Ramaphosa reaffirmed government's determination to achieve goal of zero new HIV infections zero discrimination Ramaphosa reaffirmed the government's determination to achieve the goal of zero new HIV infections zero discrimination and zero AIDSrelated deaths.NeutralSouth Africa currently puts 4http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794214.htm2017-12-02
infectionsNew infections are coming down but too slowly New infections are coming down but too slowly Ramaphosa said.NeutralSouth Africa currently puts 4http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794214.htm2017-12-02
Ramaphosa urged South Africans to have their health status tested.NeutralSouth Africa currently puts 4http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794214.htm2017-12-02
Without this campaign they may never have known their status and be on treatment Ramaphosa said.NeutralSouth Africa currently puts 4http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794214.htm2017-12-02
We call on our traditional leaders religious leaders civil society formations government departments and the private sector to learn more about the campaign and to support it said Ramaphosa.NeutralSouth Africa currently puts 4http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/02/c_136794214.htm2017-12-02