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Coronavirus – South Africa: President to join UN High-Level Event on Development Financing in Age of COVID-19

The Event is expected to set a definite pathway to concrete and effective solutions to six pressing issues

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Thursday 28 May 2020, address and participate in a virtual United Nations High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. The President will participate at the invitation of the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. The High-Level Event is jointly hosted…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: President to visit Eastern Cape COVID-19 facilities

The Eastern Cape currently accounts for 13,3 percent of infections nationally

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, 14 May 2020, visit Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape to assess the provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Eastern Cape visit follows oversight visits by the President to Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal to evaluate the fight against COVID-19. The Eastern Cape currently…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: President pays Tribute to Nurses on International Nurses Day

The President says the highly valued contribution of nurses to society has taken on exponential importance in the battle, in the country and around the world, against COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, International Nurses Day, paid tribute to South Africa’s nurses for their critical contribution to the nation’s wellbeing and called on communities to accord nurses the necessary gratitude and support. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: The Presidency confirms a positive case of COVID-19 on one of its essential staff

Steps have been taken to secure treatment of the relevant staff member and to provide support to the member’s family

Public and staff access to the Union Buildings is currently limited following the confirmation that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. In line with government’s guidelines on the management of COVID-19 cases, steps have been taken to secure treatment of the relevant staff member and to provide support…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: President to outline expanded COVID-19 economic and social relief

The Presidency will in the course of the day announce the time for the President’s address which will be broadcast on radio and television and will be streamed live

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation this evening – Tuesday, 21 April 2020 – on additional economic and social relief measures that form part of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The President’s address flows from recent deliberations at Cabinet, the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President’s Coordinating…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: President’s Coordinating Council Reinforces Intensified Response To Coronavirus

The Council further received an update from Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on health interventions being undertaken to manage the spread of the coronavirus

President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Saturday 18 April 2020, chaired a virtual meeting of the President’s  Coordinating Council (PCC), which discussed measures to strengthen and intensify the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The PCC consists of Ministers, Premiers, Executive Mayors of metropolitan municipalities and the leadership of the South…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: President Ramaphosa to visit the National COVID-19 Information Response Centre

The President will also be briefed on other projects that the CSIR is working on to support the immediate needs of South Africa in curbing the spread of COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Thursday, 09 April 2020, visit the Department of Health (DoH)’s COVID-19 Information Centre, a data centre set up to monitor and track the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The centre is housed in a secure facility at the Council for Scientific and…

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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Escalation of Measures to Combat COVID-19 Epidemic

In South Africa, the number of confirmed cases has increased six-fold in just eight days from 61 cases to 402 cases

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Escalation of Measures to Combat COVID-19 Epidemic: My fellow South Africans, It is a week since we declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster and announced a package of extraordinary measures to combat this grave public health emergency. The response of the South African…

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President Ramaphosa sends condolences to the Federative Republic of Brazil

The unfortunate incident has claimed over 50 lives with more than 300 still missing

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed his deepest condolences to the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil H.E. Jair Bolsonaro and the people of Brazil for the tragic loss of lives in south-eastern Brazil as a result of a dam that collapsed few days ago. The unfortunate incident has claimed…

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State Visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to India : 25-26 January 2019

President Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Modi jointly addressed the India-South Africa Business Forum with a focus to grow business ties between the two countries

India-South Africa Joint Statement 1. At the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, accompanied by first lady Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, 09 Cabinet Ministers, senior officials and a large business delegation is on a State Visit…