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Sashnee Moodley

Sashnee Moodley

Sashnee Moodley is Senior Deputy Editor Polity and Multimedia.

By Sashnee Moodley

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa pledges to be a President for all South Africans in inaugural speech, as he warns against dissent

19th June 2024

“The formation of a government of national unity is a moment of profound significance. It is the beginning of a new era.” This was the statement made by Cyril Ramaphosa in his inaugural speech, at... 


Congress of the People's Gauteng Premier candidate and chairperson Tom Mofokeng

Cope’s Tom Mofokeng wants big business to thrive, to grow Gauteng and SA

10th May 2024

Congress of the People's Gauteng Premier candidate and chairperson Tom Mofokeng is focussed on ensuring that large multinational companies are able to work with the State to ensure Gauteng is... 


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Eskom takes City Power to court over R1bn debt

6th May 2024

State power utility Eskom has said it has "no choice" but to approach the Johannesburg High Court to force City Power to pay just over R1-billion in unpaid debt. Eskom noted that City Power began... 


Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection executive director Joel Netshitenzhe

SA can climb towards 4% growth in coming years, if constraints are addressed

30th April 2024

Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection executive director Joel Netshitenzhe delivered the keynote address at the Black Business Summit on Monday, where he was optimistic of South Africa... 


Water Tap

Water disruptions must not turn into another Eskom – Uasa

16th April 2024

Trade union Uasa has warned that if Gauteng's water disruptions are not addressed soon, the situation could end up as “a second Eskom”. South Africa was introduced to loadshedding in 2007, after... 


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Treasury welcomes IMF report ranking SA top 3 in fiscal transparency

16th April 2024

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) Fiscal Transparency Evaluation Report has placed South Africa in the top three countries in terms of transparent fiscal practices, which National Treasury... 


Scopa/SIU MoU flags Eskom intelligence, National Skills Fund reports for investigation in seventh administration

6th March 2024

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Special Investigating Unit have assured that the Eskom intelligence report and the National Skills Fund matters will be flagged for consideration... 


Deputy Minister of Small Business Development Dipuo Peters

Ramaphosa suspends Dipuo Peters without pay

1st March 2024

Deputy Minister of Small Business Development Dipuo Peters has been suspended for one month, without pay, by President Cyril Ramaphosa, following a sanction from Parliament’s Joint Committee on... 


Deputy President Paul Mashatile

169 Zondo Commission 'recommendations' still under investigation – Mashatile

27th February 2024

The Integrated Task Force, set up by the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks, is coordinating the implementation of 205 'recommendations' that came out of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry... 


Special Investigating Unit

SIU gets green light from Ramaphosa to investigate Home Affairs, PRASA

20th February 2024

The Special Investigating Unit is set to probe maladministration at Home Affairs and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa following proclamations signed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The... 


Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis

Hill-Lewis urges Ramaphosa to fast-track devolution of rail, policing powers to deal with crises

6th February 2024

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis is looking to President Cyril Ramaphosa for answers on the delay of the national Rail Devolution Strategy, which could save lower-income families R932-million... 


Corruption protestor

CPI score shows SA edging closer to being failed State – risk body

6th February 2024

Risk body, the Institute of Risk Management South Africa has warned that it is essential to deal with corruption in South Africa if the country is to begin repairing its “poly-crisis”. According to... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

We are turning ports around, but it will take time – Ramaphosa

5th February 2024

While the recently launched African Continental Free Trade Area will provide advantages for South African companies, the efficiency and competitiveness of the country’s logistics architecture needs... 


Nelson Mandela memorial

Use Mandela Day to catalyse climate change action – Climate Commission

18th July 2023

As South Africans remember and commemorate former President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, the Presidential Climate Commission is urging society and governments to use the day to encourage action... 


ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa says govt looking into State of Disaster to tackle energy crisis

31st January 2023

As economically-crippling loadshedding continues unabated across the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed that government is going through to motions of establishing whether a National... 


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UJ ranks second on the continent and in S Africa

9th June 2022

The latest QS World University Rankings have boosted the University of Johannesburg’s standing in South Africa and on the African continent. According to the latest figures, UJ now ranks second in... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Zuma’s former spokesperson appointed to Ramaphosa Presidency

31st May 2022

Vincent Magwenya joins the Presidency as Cyril Ramaphosa’s new spokesperson from June 1. He takes over from acting spokesperson Tyrone Seale, who has filled the role since July 2020. Previously the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa releases SIU report, 2 803 irregular Covid-19 procurement contracts found

25th January 2022

The Special Investigating Unit’s final report on its investigation into the procurement of goods and services by government during the Covid-19 pandemic is now public. President Cyril Ramaphosa... 


Covid-19 vaccine

UJ implements mandatory vaccination

3rd December 2021

The University of Johannesburg announced on Friday its decision to institute mandatory vaccination at all its campuses and facilities from January 2022. It will consider religious and medical... 


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Long way to go to instil ethics in public service – Ramaphosa

27th September 2021

As government increases its efforts to prevent corruption in the public service, President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged on Monday that there was still a long way to go to instil a culture of ethics... 


eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda

eThekwini Mayor cites potential R20bn GDP loss, calls for unrest to stop

14th July 2021

eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda revealed on Wednesday that the loss of gross domestic product (GDP) could be over R20-billion if the protests across KwaZulu-Natal do not end immediately. Protests... 


Gauteng Premier David Makhura

Police presence to increase in Gauteng, Charlotte Maxeke to open as province battles third wave

24th June 2021

Gauteng Premier David Makhura begged the province’s residents on Thursday not to go out if there is no reason to, as he revealed that one out of every three people in Gauteng is likely to be... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa to address nation on Covid-19 response

15th June 2021

As South Africa heads into the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 20:00 on Tuesday. According to a statement from the Presidency, he will... 


Track S Africa’s economic recovery on Operation Vulindlela dashboard

Track S Africa’s economic recovery on Operation Vulindlela dashboard

10th June 2021

South Africans can now track government’s progress in economic and employment growth with up-to-date information on the new Operation Vulindlela dashboard, launched this week. The new dashboard... 


Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

Ramaphosa places Mkhize on special leave

8th June 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday that he has placed Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave. This comes as Mkhize revealed that he had met with Ramaphosa to discuss special... 


Health Minster Zweli Mkhize

Mkhize confirms third wave in provinces, says SA is desperate for J&J vaccines

8th June 2021

Health Minster Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that the Northern Cape, Free State, the North West and Gauteng provinces are all in the third wave of Covid-19 infections. Speaking to media in the... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa, Mkhize receive J&J vaccine in Khayelitsha

17th February 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize have received two of the country’s first ever Covid-19 vaccine shots from the Johnson & Johnson consignment, which arrived in the country... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa, Mkhize to be vaccinated in Khayelitsha

17th February 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will be vaccinated at the Khayelitsha District Hospital, in the Western Cape, on Wednesday, following the late-night arrival of 800 000... 


First batch of Covid-19 vaccines en route from India

First batch of Covid-19 vaccines en route from India

1st February 2021

South Africa’s first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in the country on Monday, from the Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer. One-million doses of the... 


Busa president Sipho Pityana

‘Comply with Political Party Funding Act’ – Pityana urges business, politicians

22nd January 2021

With the Political Party Funding Act expected to come into effect from April 1, Business Unity South Africa president Sipho Pityana has called on political parties and business to urgently comply... 


Mandy Wiener

The Whistleblowers – Mandy Wiener

8th December 2020

Whistleblowers are seldom seen as heroes. Instead, they are often viewed through a negative lens, described as troublemakers, disloyal employees, traitors, snitches and, in South Africa, as... 


Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

Zondo to lay criminal complaint against Zuma following walkout from commission

23rd November 2020

Deputy Chief Justice and chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture Raymond Zondo has instructed the commission’s secretary to lay a criminal complaint against former President... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Violent crime a threat to community safety, food security – Ramaphosa

12th October 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday called for greater coordination and better communication between the South African Police Service, business, farming organisations and communities, as well as... 


BLSA says foreign investment levels continue to be affected by crime levels

BLSA says foreign investment levels continue to be affected by crime levels

6th August 2020

Foreign investment will be difficult to attract as long as South Africa’s crime levels, particularly violent crime levels, remain high. This was the view of Business Leadership South Africa... 


Anti-apartheid activist Andrew Mlangeni

Struggle activist Andrew Mlangeni dies

22nd July 2020

Anti-apartheid struggle icon and the last surviving Rivonia trialist Andrew Mlangeni has died at age 95. Mlangeni was admitted to hospital on Tuesday evening with abdominal pains. 


SOEs take centre stage at ANC NEC meeting, Lekgotla

SOEs take centre stage at ANC NEC meeting, Lekgotla

22nd January 2020

The African National Congress National Executive Committee has revealed that it was presented with detailed reports on the country’s State-owned Enterprises during its meeting last week and its... 


Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane & former President Jacob Zuma

Public Protector can have my tax records – Zuma

12th November 2019

Former President Jacob Zuma has offered up his tax records to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane for scrutiny following reports that the South African Revenue Service was attempting to block... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

‘We should all hang our heads in shame’ – Ramaphosa responds to violent murders

3rd September 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday broke his silence following the violent murders of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana and boxing champion Leighandre Jegels and said the country... 


Former President Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma details ‘conspiracy’ against him

15th July 2019

Former President Jacob Zuma on Monday proposed that an elaborate and detailed plan of character assassination against him beginning in 1990 up until his recent resignation as President had been... 


Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Mkhwebane not fit for office – BLSA

28th May 2019

Business Leadership South Africa said on Tuesday that it had lost trust in Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and called for her removal, citing her continued lack of objectivity and "egregious... 


City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba

Nersa slams Mashaba’s ‘misleading’ statement on municipal tariff increase

15th May 2019

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa on Wednesday hit back against City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, following his statement that Nersa was rewarding corruption at State-owned... 


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