Browsing: Cyril Ramaphosa

Gov’t co-owns Eskom woes, says CEO

Government shares responsibility with Eskom for the power problems gripping the country, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona said on Thursday. “The government co-owns the problem because some

Paperless schools to boost economy: Ramaphosa

A R17bn project to introduce tablets to government schools in Gauteng will ultimately boost the country’s economy, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. “One of the factors constraining economic growth in South Africa is the relative shortage of e-skills

‘Classroom of the future’ launched in Tembisa

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and Gauteng premier David Makhura unveiled the first “classroom of the future” in a step towards paperless education at a school in Tembisa, Johannesburg on Wednesday. “I’ve already made an application, I want to join you in this class

New year fears over power supply

The Democratic Alliance on Sunday said it was concerned with a lack of clarity about the current state of South Africa’s power supply system as the new year took off. “The power utility and deputy president Cyril

Staff aren’t laughing at SABC jokes

The best thing about Zandile Tshabalala’s resignation as SABC chair this week, staffers say, is that they will go into festive season parties less likely to be the butt of all jokes. “It’s a bit funny the first time you stand around the braai and people demand to see your matric certificate,” a

Zuma ‘not angry’ about e-tolls

President Jacob Zuma on Monday dismissed media reports that he was angry about the Gauteng ANC’s position on electronic tolling in the province. “South Africa is a democratic country and the leadership of the ANC in Gauteng has every right to state their views and that of the

Muthambi defends ministers’ interests

There was nothing wrong with cabinet members having business interests as long as there was no conflict of interest, communications minister Faith Muthambi said. “Government has noted media reports which highlight the private business interests of President Jacob Zuma and members of the executive,” Muthambi said in a statement on

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Dumping Carrim an ‘absurd’ move

The SOS Coalition, which represents trade unions, community media and content producers hoping to support quality public broadcasting in South Africa, has slammed President Jacob Zuma’s decision to dump his communications minister, Yunus Carrim, instead creating two new departments headed by two new ministers. The Coalition has accused Zuma of

Tech tussle at Mandela hospital

A dozen police officers apprehended a man who flew a radio-controlled mini helicopter over the Pretoria hospital where former president Nelson Mandela was being treated on Friday. The “multicopter” had a rotating camera and was in the sky for a few minutes. A multicopter looks like a spider. It has several arms

DA airtime campaign irks ANC

The ANC in Gauteng has called on its members to boycott mobile operator MTN after the Democratic Alliance began running an election campaign printed on 2,5m of the operator’s prepaid airtime vouchers. The Sowetan newspaper reported on Tuesday that the DA bought advertising space on MTN vouchers to be sold in spaza shops

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