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South African deaths in DR Congo laid at Ramaphosa’s door

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The first deaths and injuries – all SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel - in the Southern African Development Community’s efforts to rein in...

SA DR Congo deployment slammed

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South African soldiers and support personnel selected for deployment to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the Southern African Development Community...

Ramaphosa lauds crime-fighting efforts during SONA but admits there’s a long...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Cape Town on Thursday, has said tackling crime and insecurity is a...

Another Sapper assisted rural bridge taken into service in KZN

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was in deep rural KwaZulu-Natal yesterday (Wednesday, 31 January) overseeing another rural bridge completed with input from the SA...

Use of SAAF aircraft for party political purposes slammed

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The apparent “commandeering” of SA Air Force (SAAF) platforms to transport senior government officials, seemingly including President Cyril Ramaphosa and his deputy Paul Mashatile,...

Ramaphosa slammed for SADC DR Congo deployment

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Going to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), even as part of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission, is “reckless” and a “politically...

Fight against illegal mining yielding results – Ramaphosa

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In his weekly newsletter to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the fight against illegal mining is seeing results. Last week, the Ministers in government’s...

More soldiers deployed to fight illegal mining

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the employment of 3 300 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), in co-operation with the South...

Ramaphosa proud of SANDF and wants more funding, but budget remains...

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President and Commander-in-Chief Cyril Ramaphosa says he wants improved funding for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), but little additional money is making...

Monetary cost to SA of Lady R would be “speculative” –...

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The Lady R investigation and its report – with the exception of an executive summary – will remain secret as will, it appears, the...

Ramaphosa claims progress being made in combatting economic sabotage

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Thousands of arrests related to the damage of essential and critical infrastructure have been made since June last year, with a further 70 people...

Lady R report will remain secret

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa invoked the National Conventional Arms Control Act (NCACA) when telling the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) he had “no...

SA’s new Border Management Authority to boost security, development – Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the establishment of the Border Management Authority (BMA) – officially launched last week - is a significant step...

SA President launches country’s newest armed service in Musina

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The newest component of the South African government’s security sector – the Border Management Authority (BMA) - was launched in Musina yesterday (Thursday, 5...

Lady R “panel” appointments by the book – SA Presidency

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, via the Presidency spokesman, poured cold water onto a court attempt by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to challenge his...

Ramaphosa uses UNGA platform to call for dialogue between warring parties

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used part of his speaking turn at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) “urging” the international community to do...

Lady R judicial inquiry report ready for Ramaphosa

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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa will, his spokesman has it, “consume” the report of the judicial commission of inquiry into Russian cargo vessel Lady...

Ramaphosa presides over NARYSEC passing out parade at Dunnottar

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on 12 July presided over the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) passing out parade at the Dunnottar Military Base in...

South Africa wraps up clunky peace mission to Ukraine and Russia

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President Cyril Ramaphosa, along with other African heads of state, has urged Russian and Ukrainian leaders to pursue peace during a challenging and largely...

“Tell us what was loaded on the Lady R” – OUTA

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The war of words around Lady R and her supposed South African arms/weapons cargo generated comment and response from academics, civil society, politicians and...

Russian cargo vessel’s Simon’s Town berthing escalated to enquiry

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The apparent clandestine visit of a Russian cargo vessel to Naval Base (NB) Simon’s Town in December will be addressed by an independent enquiry...

Soldiers again called on to protect power infrastructure

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It’s once more unto the breach, to use Shakespeare, for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) with Commander-in-Chief President Cyril Ramaphosa again authorising “employment”...

C-in-C Ramaphosa lauds SANDF on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa used the platform provided by Armed Forces Day (AFD) on 21 February to remind South Africans the national defence force was...

Ramaphosa on continental conflicts and instability

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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa used this week’s edition of his newsletter to tell citizens the country is chairing the African Union (AU) Peace...

Ramaphosa talks up continental peace at AU Summit

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used the just finished African Union (AU) summit in Ethiopia as a platform to make public the continental bloc’s...

C-in-C’s attendance at Armed Forces Day parade confirmed

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Torrential rain and localised flooding in KwaZulu-Natal is putting the ingenuity of the national defence force’s logistic specialists to the test as they battle...

SONA – Commander-in-Chief misses a trick

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President Cyril Ramaphosa presented his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 9 February, when he concentrated on four elements that Concern South African...

Ramaphosa on hand to welcome new police constables

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President Cyril Ramaphosa today (Tuesday, 13 December) was at the SA Police Service (SAPS) College in Pretoria to welcome over nine thousand new constables...

SAAF cannot be blamed for Ramaphosa’s Welkom flight

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There appears to be agreement that President Cyril Ramaphosa misused State resources in the form of an Oryx helicopter flight and should be sanctioned...

Ramaphosa comments on US terror alert

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that South Africans should be best informed by the South African government on matters of State security and it...

Rail in SA is not national key point – Ramaphosa

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South Africa’s more than twenty-two thousand kilometres of rail does not qualify as a national key point (NKP), President Cyril Ramaphosa told a questioner...

Infantry Formation GOC warning instruction earns Presidential nod of approval

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President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed a “warning instruction” issued by the General Officer Commanding of the SA Army Infantry Formation as an indication of “the...

SA Government says it is dealing with illegal migration

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As the country deals with the challenge of illegal migration, President Cyril Ramaphosa has reminded South Africans that the country is a democracy founded...

Insurgents being pushed back in Mozambique, Ramaphosa says

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President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the outgoing Chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, has said he is...

SA Government says it is working hard to ensure effective policing

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is working to provide the South African Police Service (SAPS) with the resources it needs to carry out its...

State security mandate set out

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At the apex of the South African government’s various intelligence operations is the State Security Agency (SSA) – since last August in the portfolio...

Ramaphosa calls for UNSC reform

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa wants the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) “urgently reformed” so it can credibly and effectively meet its mandate, SAnews...

Fellow Africans are not our enemies – Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to exercise tolerance and to fight xenophobia in all its forms. This as the continent marks Africa...

Africa’s tolerance for coups “no longer exists”, says Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the African Union and its Member States are demonstrating that the acceptance of unconstitutional takeovers of governments on the continent...

Vigilantism, crime, illegal migration will be dealt with – President Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has used his weekly newsletter to condemn anti-foreigner sentiments, acts of vigilantism and assure citizens that government is dealing with illegal...

Sailors and soldiers committed to continental and regional deployments

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Commander-in-Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) President Cyril Ramaphosa followed Constitutional obligations to inform Parliament of decisions to utilise the military in...

Ramaphosa tells his diplomats UNSC is “outdated”

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa this week told the country’s senior diplomats the current formation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is “outdated...

President Ramaphosa starts testimony at July unrest hearings

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country “stared into the heart of darkness” during the height of the July 2021 unrest. The President was giving his...

President Ramaphosa to present testimony at July unrest hearings

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to appear at the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) National Investigative Hearing into the July 2021 Unrest in...

ISS: Will SADC stand up to Mswati?

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While South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to be toying with the ambitious notion of mediating in Russia’s war against Ukraine, two more modest...

Ramaphosa points to UN “weaknesses”

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa maintains the Russia/Ukraine conflict “demonstrates weaknesses in the structure, practices and architecture of the United Nations (UN)”. He put this...

Ramaphosa talks reform with Lesotho king

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa turned back the pages to his time as Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) facilitator for Lesotho when he met...

South Africa approached to mediate Russia-Ukraine conflict

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa has been approached to play a “mediation role” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The President had a phone call with...

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Armed Forces Day 21 Feb...

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Thandi Modise, Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Mr Thabang Makwetla, Secretary for Defence, Ambassador Sonto Kudjoe, Chief of...

Ramaphosa highlights SANDF achievements in Armed Forces Day address

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President Cyril Ramaphosa used the platform provided by Armed Forces Day to bring home to South Africans at least nine occasions when the SA...

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