Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 Profile picture
President of the African National Congress. President of the Republic of South Africa. Chair of the African Union 2020.
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Nov 28, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
We are deeply disappointed by the decision of several countries to prohibit travel from a number of Southern African countries following the identification of the Omicron variant.… This is a clear and completely unjustified departure from the commitment that many of these countries made at the meeting of #G20 countries in Rome last month.
Nov 28, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
We should all remember that in terms of Alert Level 1 regulations:
- There is still a #curfew in place from 12 midnight to 4 am.… No more than 750 people may gather indoors and no more than 2,000 people may gather outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue may be used.
Nov 28, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
In taking the decision not to impose further restrictions at this stage, we considered the fact that when we encountered previous waves of infection, vaccines were not widely available and far fewer people were vaccinated.… That is no longer the case. Vaccines are available to anyone aged 12 and above, free of charge, at thousands of sites across the country.
We know that they prevent severe disease and hospitalisation.
Nov 28, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Firstly, we now know that Omicron has far more mutations than any previous variant. Secondly, we know that Omicron is readily detected by the current COVID-19 tests.… This means that people who are showing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, should still get tested.
Aug 11, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
Many people sacrificed their lives in the fight to end apartheid and bring us to the new Constitutional dispensation.
When we dishonour the Constitution, its principles and values, we dishonour them too. Since state capture is an assault on the democratic process, it is necessary that the process of extricating the State from a position of ‘capture’ is inclusive, democratic and involves the broad range of interests in society.
Aug 11, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
Finally, I turn to Mr Koko’s allegation that I improperly interfered to procure his dismissal from Eskom in January 2018.
As I detail in my statement to the Commission, Eskom was in a severe crisis at the time. Its domestic and international lenders were threatening to call on their loans, in part because of concerns about Eskom’s leadership and its reaction to allegations of corruption.
Aug 11, 2021 16 tweets 2 min read
The Commission has asked me to address several other matters, including allegations made by witnesses before the Commission. These are addressed in detail in the statement that I have submitted to the Commission. There is one particular issue on which I wish to comment now since it has received widespread attention and is easily disposed of.
Aug 11, 2021 9 tweets 1 min read
The National Anti-Corruption Strategy, which was developed together with representatives from business, trade unions, academia and civil society, was approved by Cabinet in November 2020. The Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum, which was launched in September 2019, is a critical element of our fight against corruption because the health sector is uniquely vulnerable to corruption.
Aug 11, 2021 7 tweets 1 min read
Government envisages a fundamental overhaul of the state-owned enterprises model that addresses not only the deficiencies that permitted widespread corruption, but that also enables these companies to effectively fulfil their social and economic mandates in a sustainable manner. To this end, Cabinet has established the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council to reposition SOEs as effective instruments of economic development through stronger oversight and strategic management.
Aug 11, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
It has therefore been a priority – and remains an ongoing task – of this administration to rebuild and restore the integrity of these institutions. I therefore decided that the appointment of the new National Director of Public Prosecutions should be undertaken through a public and transparent process.
Aug 11, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
On the evening of 9 December 2015, former President Zuma announced the removal of Mr Nene and the appointment of Mr Van Rooyen. This had an immediate impact on the financial markets. Shortly after Mr van Rooyen was sworn in, then Director-General of National Treasury, Mr Lungisa Fuzile, asked to meet me urgently.
Dec 28, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
When I last addressed you we announced that certain beaches in our country would be closed on certain days and others would remain open. As the infections continue to rise Cabinet on the advice of the National Coronavirus Command Council has decided that all beaches, dams, lakes, rivers, public parks and public swimming pools in hotspot areas will be closed to the public with effect from tomorrow.
Dec 28, 2020 7 tweets 1 min read
When I last addressed you, I indicated that in managing the pandemic we would follow a differentiated approach that took into account the rise in infections in particular municipalities. Municipalities defined as hotspots will be subject to additional restrictions until there is a clear and sustained decline in infections.
Dec 28, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
One of the more difficult areas of regulation relates to the sale of alcohol.
The liquor industry is a major employer and an important contributor to our economy.
Our priority at this time, however, must be to save lives. Reckless behaviour due to alcohol intoxication has contributed to increased transmission.
Alcohol-related accidents and violence are putting pressure on our hospital emergency units.
Dec 28, 2020 12 tweets 2 min read
Under the adjusted level 3 regulations:
- All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days from the date hereof, except for funerals and other limited exceptions as detailed in the regulations, such as restaurants, museums, gyms and casinos. These will further be set out by the Minister in regulations and will be reviewed after that period.
- Funerals may not be attended by more than 50 people with social distancing.
Dec 28, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Yesterday, I saw a social media post from a doctor in one of our facilities, which I would like to share with you, because it captures the situation that our health workers face.
He writes:
“Half our consultants have COVID. “More than half my colleagues had COVID or are currently in quarantine.
“Hospital is FULL. No oxygen points. Private hospitals are FULL. Not accepting more patients. No beds anywhere.
“And this is not yet the peak.
Apr 1, 2020 12 tweets 3 min read
Dipakeng tseo ho senang metsi teng, lefapaha la rona la metsi le a leka hore re fihlise metsi dibakeng tseo batho bao ba leng teng. Re kena sebakeng se seng jwale sa matsatsi ana a mang a latelang mo re batlang hore re ntshe batho ba fihlang 10 000, ba tsamaya hohle, ba kene dintlong tsa batho hore ba etse ntho ena e re e bitsang test. Ba ke ba leke ho bona hore ke bafeng batho ba kenweng ke bolwetse bona.
Apr 1, 2020 24 tweets 4 min read
Madekwe ro bvisa mulaedza malugana na hovhu vhuleme ho ri welaho fhano Afrika Tshipembe malugana na heḽi dwadze ḽihulwane ḽa coronavirus. Ndo amba nga uri ndi ḓuvha ḽa vhuraru mulovha ro vala shango heḽi ḽa hashu. Ro imisa tshiṅwe na tshiṅwe nga nnḓa ha izwo zwe ra zwi vhala uri zwi nga bvela phanḓa. Hezwi ro zwi itiswa ngauri hu na dwadze heḽi ḽihulu ḽo welaho shango ḽoṱhe. A ḽi ngo wela shango ḽa hashu fhedzi ḽo wela na maṅwe mashango.
Sep 3, 2019 10 tweets 2 min read
We have a history in this country of resisting violence and of working tirelessly towards a society that upholds and respects the human rights and dignity of our people. Let us build on that history. This is a TIME to act – a time to be bold and decisive. In the Mass Democratic Movement we established cells to deal with community issues around the country, we worked through street committees to challenge the injustices of apartheid.