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Saray Khumalo makes her way back home after summiting Everest

Khumalo was in Nepal for about a week re-adjusting to the increased oxygen levels at ground level before heading back home.

Ramaphosa under pressure to appoint reduced Cabinet

South Africans and the international community, including investors are waiting with keen interest to see who President Cyril Ramaphosa will appoint in his Cabinet.

Remove your political posters or get fined, JHB municipality warns

The city by-law dictates that parties must remove posters 10 days after the election has been declared.

Roelf Meyer: President Ramaphosa can take us forward

Ramaphosa and Meyer worked together as negotiators during a sensitive period in South Africa as the country made its transition into democracy.

AfriForum urges WC residents to join safety structures after farm attacks

Afriforum's Johandré van Zyl said two incidents occurred in Paarl last week.

Malema warns Ramaphosa against appointing Pravin Gordhan

Malema said Ramaphosa must tell Gordhan to do the honourable thing and tell South Africa he is not available for Cabinet so he can clear his name.

Mzwandile Masina: We don’t want tainted people in Cabinet

Now that Ramaphosa was sworn in as the new president, all eyes are on who will make the cut in his new Cabinet.

Ramaphosa warned against being all talk and no action

For some South Africans it’s a simple request to Ramaphosa be a transparent and honest leader.

Timing of Mkhwebane's Gordhan report release questionable - FUL

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane yesterday found Gordhan guilty of improper conduct over his approval of the then-Deputy Sars Commissioner Ivan Pillay's early retirement.

'We are heading in right direction': Many hopeful after Ramaphosa inauguration

Members of the public told Eyewitness News that they hoped Cyril Ramaphosa will bring an end to corruption and in South Africa.

Walking with Ramaphosa: Lybon Mabasa gives insight into Cyril's formative years

On the day that Cyril Ramaphosa was inaugurated as president, Lybon Mabasa remembered the conversations the two had on their walks to and from school.

Plans to make indigenous Khoisan language UCT's 4th language

According to retired University of Namibia scholar Professor Wilfrid Haacke, a Khoekhoegowab language expert, there are about 167,000 speakers of Khoekhoegowab today.

Robben Island hosts annual Africa Day celebrations

The event was held under the theme: 'Celebrating 25 years of democracy and freedom'.

Ramaphosa: SA renewing its commitment to African continent

President Cyril Ramaphosa marked Africa Day by making fresh commitments to the continent.

VW Beetle ripped apart in Boksburg crash

Three male victims sustained minor to moderate injuries when the two vehicles collided on Rietfontein Road near Rondebult Road.

Who will Ramaphosa appoint to his cabinet?

President Cyril made reference in his speech to the kind of people he doesn’t want.

'Where is he?' Meshoe says Zuma no-show at inauguration is a red flag

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe said the fact that former president Jacob Zuma failed to attend today's ceremony is a red flag and that he was concerned that Zuma didn't attend the inauguration of his successor today.

Pride in the sky: Flying formations mesmerise SA at inauguration

The flyover sequence is an exhibition of skill and force and an integral part of every presidential inauguration involving a number of aircraft.

GALLERY: Ramaphosa gets down with traditional leaders at his inauguration

President Cyril Ramaphosa took to the Loftus Versfeld pitch with traditional leaders to celebrate his inauguration on 25 May.

WATCH LIVE: It's party time! Presidential inauguration concert

A concert is being held to celebrate the presidential inauguration.

'Yes, South Africa, Thuma Mina': Highlights from Ramaphosa’s inauguration speech

In his speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa touched on many issues that resonate with South Africans, including corruption, poverty, equality and the need for South Africa to work with other Africans.

We shall end poverty within a generation: Promises Ramaphosa made to SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as president at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane today where he took his oath of office.

17 interesting things to know about our new-ish president, Ramaphosa

After being elected unopposed as president of the sixth Parliament and being sworn-in on Saturday, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to be the president of all people.

GALLERY: Cyril Ramaphosa's 'new dawn' begins

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in as the fifth president of the Republic of South Africa, witnessed by 32,000 South Africans and dignitaries at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

Cyril Ramaphosa is officially the president of SA

Cyril Ramaphosa was unanimously elected by Parliament after the African National Congress won the elections on 8 May.

Will Mantashe and Mbalula be included in Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet?

The ANC chairperson and Minister of Minerals Resources, Gwede Mantashe, has avoided answering questions about whether he will make it into President Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet.

Malema: Mabuza must be deputy president if Ramaphosa wants peace

Malema said if President Cyril Ramaphosa doesn’t appoint Mabuza, he will be digging his own grave.

WATCH LIVE: Cyril Ramaphosa's presidential inauguration

This is the 6th inauguration in democratic South Africa.

GALLERY: Waving SA flags, colourful guests witness Ramaphosa’s inauguration

Politicians, celebrities and South African citizens arrive at Loftus stadium as the country rolls out the red carpet for the inauguration of Cyril Ramaphosa as the sixth democratically elected president.

Inauguration: This is the moment Madiba was waiting for, says Mandla Mandela

Late former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla, says Madiba would be proud of Ramaphosa.

S&P Global keeps SA’s rating unchanged

S&P affirmed the country’s long-term foreign currency debt rating at ‘BB’ and its local currency debt rating at ‘BB+’.

Hermione Cronje: NPA to go after state corruption masterminds

Prosecutions boss Shamila Batohi warned prosecutors that corruption will not be tolerated in the NPA, saying she will act ruthlessly against those found to be corrupt.

DA confirms resignation of campaign manager Jonathan Moakes

DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi would not be drawn on whether Moakes’ departure has anything to do with the party’s decline in electoral support after the polls.

Calls for firm action as Ramaphosa gears up for inauguration

The IFP's national spokesperson and MP Narend Singh and the ACDP's Kenneth Meshoe are calling for a leaner cabinet.

Phakamani Hadebe's resignation as Eskom CEO met with shock

Energy analyst Chris Yelland says Hadebe's resignation comes at a critical time for Eskom.

Frans Baleni hails Ramaphosa as strategic visionary

Baleni says Ramaphosa’s style of leadership will stand the test of time due to his balanced approach to challenges.

Various African leaders to support Ramaphosa’s inauguration

As the world marks Africa Day, various heads of state of in Africa arrived to attend President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration.

Gordhan: Mkhwebane's conduct borders on harassment

Gordhan has accused Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane of abusing her authority and powers.

Zuma: As Ramaphosa is inaugurated, I’m fighting to stay out of jail

Former president Jacob Zuma says it will be tricky for him to attend Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration.

Over 30,000 people to witness Ramaphosa’s inauguration

Thousands of South Africans will stream into the stadium to take their seats hoping to capture the historic moment which will unfold before them.

Equal bonuses on the cards for Banyana Banyana players

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis said players were excited following the news that bonus incentives were on the cards for the team ahead of the Women’s World Cup in France.

Loftus ready for presidential inauguration after dry run

After his inauguration, the president will be occupied with announcing his highly anticipated Cabinet, which is expected to happen on Sunday.

Zondo commission could have been avoided - Jacob Zuma

Former President Jacob Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution wrapped up after the fourth day of proceedings on 24 May 2019 in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

Amla returns hungrier than ever as SA records comfortable win in warm-up match

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs in a World Cup warm-up game in Cardiff.

Cosatu calls on Ramaphosa to set aside all Mkhwebane’s reports

The union federation said it believed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was ill-qualified to make any judgments against anyone.

Unisa students ‘to rewrite exams’ if probe backs claims of question paper leaks

The university received a tip-off from students that some of their counterparts had been able to access exam papers.

Batohi vows to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with corrupt prosecutors

Advocate Shamila Batohi issued the stern warning at a briefing in Pretoria on Friday where she outlined initiatives to restore integrity to the NPA.

EFF urges Gordhan to ‘do the honourable thing’ and step down

The EFF said President Cyril Ramaphosa must act against Minister Pravin Gordhan as recommended by the Public Protector and then exclude him from his Cabinet.

Gordhan to take Mkhwebane's ruling in Sars pension matter on review

In a statement on Friday Gordhan’s lawyers said they had advised their client that “the Public Protector’s findings, are totally wrong both in fact and in law”.

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe resigns

Phakamani Hadebe was permanently appointed to the position just a year ago after being recommended by the company’s board.

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