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  •  President Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully concluded a visit to the Federal Republic of Germany where he attended the G7 Leaders Summit at the invitation of the German Chancellor H E Mr Olaf Scholz Together with the leaders of the G7 countries the invited Heads of State and Government of Argentina India Indonesia as well as the hellip
    President Ramaphosa discusses Climate, Energy and Health at G7 Leaders’ Summit
     President Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully concluded a visit to the Federal Republic of Germany where he attended the G7 Leaders Summit at the invitation of the German Chancellor H E Mr Olaf Scholz Together with the leaders of the G7 countries the invited Heads of State and Government of Argentina India Indonesia as well as the hellip
    President Ramaphosa discusses Climate, Energy and Health at G7 Leaders’ Summit
    Africa1 week ago

    President Ramaphosa discusses Climate, Energy and Health at G7 Leaders’ Summit

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has successfully concluded a visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, where he attended the G7 Leaders' Summit, at the invitation of the German Chancellor, H.E. Mr. Olaf Scholz.

    Together with the leaders of the G7 countries, the invited Heads of State and Government of Argentina, India, Indonesia, as well as the President of the African Union, the President of the European Union and leaders of other International Organizations, President Ramaphosa participated in work sessions where Climate, Energy, Health, Global Food Security and Gender Equality were also discussed.

    In these discussions, President Ramaphosa highlighted concerns about the lack of fairness and transparency in the availability of vaccines for African countries, which has been heavily exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged the international community to work together towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response.

    In this regard, President Ramaphosa noted that, among other issues, there is a need to close the ACT Accelerator's funding gap, which currently stands at more than $16 billion by 2022.

    On energy, President Ramaphosa warned against the adverse ramifications of the proposed revision of the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive, which is aimed at accelerating investments in green hydrogen.

    The president highlighted that the proposed regulations have the potential to limit the ability of companies to supply sustainable energy solutions to key export industries and impact their global competitiveness.

    "As we seek a just transition, developing economies need development space to address high levels of inequality, unemployment, underdevelopment, and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic."

    "Abrupt divestment from fossil fuels by international financiers poses a huge risk to Africa due to the impact on jobs, stranded assets, national economies, energy and food security," said President Ramaphosa.

    President Ramaphosa urged that all climate-related actions be expressed in the context of both the right to development and a just transition. He stressed the need for a just transition that is well-resourced to enable the transition to a planned, staged low-carbon economy. “A transition that catalyzes new economic opportunities, while protecting affected workers and communities,” the President said.

    More importantly, the President expressed that South Africa is pleased with the progress that has been made in advancing long-term collaboration under the groundbreaking Just Energy Transition Partnership.

    The President also indicated that South Africa looks forward to a successful COP27 that will deliver much more significant results with respect to the means of supporting implementation, adaptation and addressing loss and damage caused by climate change.

    President Ramaphosa discussed issues of food security, fuel supply and increasing local production of items currently in short supply due to the conflict in Ukraine.

    He expressed the need to improve the resilience of agricultural and food production systems through adaptation, the reduction of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and the safeguarding of national food security.

    He then made a special proposal that developing countries on the African continent, working together with G7 countries, should be self-sufficient in fertilizer production to ensure food security.

    President Ramaphosa reiterated South Africa's commitment to work with the international community, including the G7 countries, in the collective quest to end world hunger.

    “We also remain committed to forging the necessary partnerships with business, academia, the scientific community and our development partners to build agricultural resilience and increase production, thereby lifting millions of people out of extreme poverty. This includes urgent consideration and support for the proposal to enable the African continent to become self-sufficient in fertilizer production to improve food security,” said President Ramaphosa.

    In addition, the President shared South Africa's commitments and interventions on advancing gender equality, mentioning the public employment program in which 62 per cent of the participants are women. In addition to promoting women's financial inclusion through a national policy requiring 40 percent of all public procurement to go to women-owned businesses and South Africa's successful chairmanship of the 66th session of the Commission on the Legal and Social Status of Women.

    On the sidelines of the Summit, the President met with various Heads of State and Government, including the Prime Minister of Japan and the German Chancellor.

    He also met with the Prime Minister of India, HE Narendra Modi. The leaders discussed the cooperation between the two countries in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic that resulted in the acceptance of the TRIPS Waiver by the World Trade Organization. They also discussed improving trade relations and engaging in multilateralism and BRICS cooperation.

    President Ramaphosa also met with UK Prime Minister HE Boris Johnson.

    The leaders discussed their commitment to a speedy resolution of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and further improvement of bilateral trade relations. They also discussed opportunities in Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.

    In addition, he held talks with the chairman of the African Union, President Macky Sall of Senegal, who shared a report from his recent trip to Russia.

  •  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday mourned 22 teenagers who died at a tavern in East London Eastern Cape Province in the early hours of the day Ramaphosa is concerned about the reported circumstances under which such young people were gathered at a venue which on the face of it should be off limits hellip
    S/African president mourns 22 teenagers who died intavern
     South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday mourned 22 teenagers who died at a tavern in East London Eastern Cape Province in the early hours of the day Ramaphosa is concerned about the reported circumstances under which such young people were gathered at a venue which on the face of it should be off limits hellip
    S/African president mourns 22 teenagers who died intavern
    Foreign1 week ago

    S/African president mourns 22 teenagers who died intavern

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday mourned “22 teenagers” who died at a tavern in East London, Eastern Cape Province, in the early hours of the day.

    Ramaphosa is “concerned about the reported circumstances under which such young people were gathered at a venue which, on the face of it, should be off limits to persons under the age of 18,” said a statement issued by the presidency.

    The tragedy is made even more grave as it occured during Youth Month, Ramaphosa said in the statement.

    South African police are still investigating the case.

    The presidency statement did not give the cause of the incident, saying the president is waiting for more information.

    Family members of the deceased wept outside a mortuary in the area, while other people tried to comfort them.

    There are both girls and boys among the victims, including a 13-year-old, Minister of Police Bheki Cele, who led a national delegation to the scene, told the media.

    “When you look at their faces, you realise that you are dealing with kids, kids, kids, kids.

    “You have heard the story that they are young, but when you see them, you realise that is a disaster,” he said.

    The doctor who is leading autopsy told the minister that forensic experts are still collecting the information and would not love to tell him the situation, said Cele, adding that they confirmed that “the death is not natural.”

    The minister said they will take a few samples to toxicology in Cape Town, which is more advanced.

    The delegation consists of National Commissioner of South African police Fannie Masemola, crime scene experts and bomb disposal technicians.

    Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, which includes East London, said earlier that more than 20 young people died in the incident.

    It is the “worst tragedy that has ever happened in our Metro,” its mayor Xola Pakati said in a statement.

    The police had refused to make any speculations about the cause, but said they are hoping to get the facts “before the end of the day.”

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  •  President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Schloss Elmau in the Federal Republic of Germany on Sunday June 26 2022 to participate in the G7 Leaders Summit at the invitation of the host Chancellor Olaf Scholz The Summit is scheduled for Monday June 27 2022 Along with the member states of the G7 the non member states hellip
    President Ramaphosa to participate in the G7 Summit in Germany
     President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Schloss Elmau in the Federal Republic of Germany on Sunday June 26 2022 to participate in the G7 Leaders Summit at the invitation of the host Chancellor Olaf Scholz The Summit is scheduled for Monday June 27 2022 Along with the member states of the G7 the non member states hellip
    President Ramaphosa to participate in the G7 Summit in Germany
    Africa2 weeks ago

    President Ramaphosa to participate in the G7 Summit in Germany

    President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Schloss Elmau in the Federal Republic of Germany on Sunday, June 26, 2022, to participate in the G7 Leaders' Summit at the invitation of the host, Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

    The Summit is scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2022.

    Along with the member states of the G7, the non-member states invited to participate in the Summit are the Republic of South Africa, the Argentine Republic, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Senegal.

    Germany has indicated that it will seek to strengthen the G7's responsibility to work for "the global common good", thereby expanding cooperation with all partners, especially within the framework of the United Nations and the G20, on the basis of a fair and equitable multilateral framework. based on rules. system.

    Reflecting the outward-facing approach of recent G7 presidencies, invited leaders are invited to join outreach sessions within the summit agenda. To ensure this engagement is meaningful, Germany has also invited international organizations and guest experts to dedicated outreach sessions, while reserving space and time for exclusive G7 member agendas, discussions and negotiations.

    South Africa will participate in two outreach sessions scheduled for June 27, 2022. The first will be a working lunch on "Investing in the future", where climate, energy and health issues will be discussed, followed by a working session entitled " Stronger together." ”, where the Summit will address issues of food security and the advancement of gender equality.

    South Africa has been a regular guest of the G7. Participation in the 2022 Leaders' Summit presents an opportunity for the country to highlight the concerns of developing countries and advocate continued global attention for the equitable distribution of resources, particularly with respect to the ongoing pandemic, as well as economic recovery measures.

    Together, the G7 countries account for approximately 40% of the world's gross domestic product (GDP) and 10% of the world's population. The G7 agenda, since the turn of the century, has evolved from a single focus on discussions of economic and financial issues to issues of peace and security, global governance, international terrorism, the environment, refugees, and other geopolitical and foreign affairs. policy-related matters.

    The G7 was formally established in 1975 following the financial crisis triggered by the 1973 oil shock. In an attempt to improve global economic and financial policy coordination, the initial meetings were held by the Finance Ministers of the five largest countries. industrialized and developed countries of the world: France, Germany, Japan, the US and the UK, who were later joined by Canada and Italy at the presidential level, to form the G7.

  •  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa received the latest in a series of damning reports from a four year investigation into state corruption during the presidency of his predecessor Jacob Zuma on Wednesday The report was delivered to Ramaphosa at his Union Buildings offices in Pretoria by the head of the investigative panel and Chief Justice Raymond hellip
    Final report into graft under South Africa’s Zuma released
     South African President Cyril Ramaphosa received the latest in a series of damning reports from a four year investigation into state corruption during the presidency of his predecessor Jacob Zuma on Wednesday The report was delivered to Ramaphosa at his Union Buildings offices in Pretoria by the head of the investigative panel and Chief Justice Raymond hellip
    Final report into graft under South Africa’s Zuma released
    Foreign2 weeks ago

    Final report into graft under South Africa’s Zuma released

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa received the latest in a series of damning reports from a four-year investigation into state corruption during the presidency of his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, on Wednesday.

    The report was delivered to Ramaphosa at his Union Buildings offices in Pretoria by the head of the investigative panel and Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in a televised ceremony.

    The looting and mismanagement of South Africa's state-owned companies during Zuma's nine years in office has been called “state capture”.

    “This report provides us with an opportunity to make a decisive break from the era of state capture,” Ramaphosa said.

    He said that "the capture of the state was really an assault on our democracy, it violated the rights of every man, woman and child in this country."

    The state bribery investigation was triggered by a 2016 report by the country's anti-corruption ombudsman, Thuli Madonsela, who at the time had recommended that the investigation be completed within six months.

    But as more information was unearthed, legal investigations stretched into four years of testimony gathering.

    In all, it took more than 400 days to collect evidence from some 300 witnesses, including Ramaphosa.

    More than 1,430 people and institutions, including Zuma, were implicated.

    Ramaphosa now has four months to act on the panel's recommendations.

    The first volume of the report was published in January and the entire document is now over 5,600 pages long.

    One of the earlier reports published in April described Zuma as a "critical player" in the high-level looting of state-owned companies that dogged his nine-year term, which ended unceremoniously in 2018 when he was forced to resign.

    Zuma was slapped with a 15-month jail sentence last year for refusing to testify before investigators.

    He was granted parole just two months after his imprisonment, but not before his imprisonment sparked riots last July that left more than 350 dead.

    Investigations revealed how Zuma's friends, the wealthy Indian-born Gupta brothers, became involved at the highest levels of government and the ruling African National Congress, including influencing ministerial appointments under Zuma.

    Two of the three Gupta tycoons were arrested in Dubai earlier this month and face extradition to South Africa to stand trial.

  •  The government informs the nation of the arrangements for the late king of amaMpondo Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau who has been given a special category 1 official funeral by President Cyril Ramaphosa King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau was inaugurated King of the AmaMpondo Nation in 2018 During his tenure he actively advocated the development and progress of hellip
    Government Communication on state of readiness for the funeral of King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigca
     The government informs the nation of the arrangements for the late king of amaMpondo Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau who has been given a special category 1 official funeral by President Cyril Ramaphosa King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau was inaugurated King of the AmaMpondo Nation in 2018 During his tenure he actively advocated the development and progress of hellip
    Government Communication on state of readiness for the funeral of King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigca
    Africa3 weeks ago

    Government Communication on state of readiness for the funeral of King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigca

    The government informs the nation of the arrangements for the late king of amaMpondo, Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau, who has been given a special category 1 official funeral by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

    King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau was inaugurated King of the AmaMpondo Nation in 2018. During his tenure, he actively advocated the development and progress of the AmaMpondo Kingdom and brought people together to become active citizens. King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau was an activist, sports enthusiast, and cultural curator who played an important role in making a difference in people's lives through various initiatives to address social issues such as gender-based violence.

    funerary state

    In accordance with this category, President Ramaphosa has mandated that the National Flag be flown at half-staff at all flag stations in the country from the morning of Wednesday, June 15, 2022, until the night of the burial.

    official memorial service

    The memorial service for King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Enqanaweni AFM Church, 50 meters from Flagstaff Square. The service will start at 10:00 in the morning.

    funeral service

    The funeral of King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Flagstaff, in the Eastern Cape Province. The service will start at 10:00am. His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a eulogy.

    condolence books

    Condolence books have been placed in various government and municipal buildings in the Eastern Cape Province. Members of the public who wish to convey their message of condolences to the AmaMpondo Kingdom are encouraged to write their messages in the condolence books.

    Condolence Books are in the following places:

    Ndimakude, royal family in Flagstaff Eastern Cape House of Khoisan and traditional leaders and provincial government offices in Bisho Alfred Nzo District Municipality in EMaXesibeni (Mount Ayliff) OR Tambo District Municipality in Mthatha Ingquza Hill Local Municipality in Flagstaff

    media accreditation

    Members of the media who have applied for accreditation will be informed at a later stage of the details for collecting accreditation cards.

    Social networks

    The social media campaign on Twitter and Facebook has already started and will run until Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Members of the public are asked to use the following @GovZA Twitter accounts and the ZA Government Facebook page to take submissions. Tribute to the late King of amaMpondo. The official hashtag is #RIPKumkaniSigcau.