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Ramaphosa should decline signing ‘damaging’ employment equity bill – Anthea Jeffery

Just last week, the National Assembly adopted the Employment Equity (EE) Amendment Bill of 2020. As the IRR’s Head of Policy Research Anthea Jeffery writes, the National Council of Provinces is expected to endorse the aforementioned bill so it can be signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Jeffery notes that he should not place…

President Ramaphosa moves SA to Level 1 lockdown – here’s what you need to know
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President Ramaphosa moves SA to Level 1 lockdown – here’s what you need to know

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation this evening – the first time since 12 September, upon which he moved South Africa to Level 3 lockdown. As from midnight, the country will officially be in Level 1 lockdown. Ramaphosa’s speech, together with graphics detailing the material aspects of Level 1 lockdown, are below. – Nadya Swart…

Ramaphosa takes to a muddy campaign trail – William Saunderson-Meyer
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Ramaphosa takes to a muddy campaign trail – William Saunderson-Meyer

William Saunderson-Meyer puts pen to paper on the headaches being faced by the leader of the ruling party, Cyril Ramaphosa. Under his leadership, the ANC has arguably continued to backtrack – after years of corruption, mismanagement and maleficence under Jacob Zuma. There was euphoria at first – a successful, well-liked businessman who had largely created…

Cyril Ramaphosa: SA, govt needs to protect whistleblowers
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Cyril Ramaphosa: SA, govt needs to protect whistleblowers

Babita Deokaran, a senior official in Gauteng’s health department, was tragically murdered in front of her home last week. Deokaran – who had spoken out against PPE and Covid-19 fraud within her department – succumbed to her injuries in hospital, after being found in her bullet-riddled car. The SIU have said that the finance official…

Cyril Ramaphosa shuffles the pack as Tito steps aside, Mkhize resigns, Rand slides
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Cyril Ramaphosa shuffles the pack as Tito steps aside, Mkhize resigns, Rand slides

Not the midnight shuffle of the Zuma era, President Cyril Ramaphosa did keep South Africa waiting for half an hour. And while all the appointments and reappointments will be laid out as soon as we get his speech, there were a few important moves to highlight. Prior to the announcement Health Minister Zweli Mkhize handed…

Ramaphosa locks SA down to #Level3 to contain third wave as vaccination rollout lags
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Ramaphosa locks SA down to #Level3 to contain third wave as vaccination rollout lags

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has locked South Africa down to level three. With infections rising, provinces like Gauteng, Free State, North West and the Northern Cape are officially in a third wave. The president has partially banned off-site alcohol sales, while the curfew has been extended from 10pm to 4am. Limits have also been…