Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African businessman and politician who has been the president of South Africa since 2018. He is also the current president of the African National Congress.

Ramaphosa was born in Soweto, Johannesburg, on 17 November 1952, to Venda parents. He is the second of the three children to Erdmuth and retired policeman Samuel Ramaphosa.

DJ Black Coffee won his first Grammy Award for the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for his ‘Subconsciously’ album. This was an astounding moment for the DJ as this was his first time being nominated for these awards.


The Ballito Rage orgainses were determined for this year's event to go ahead. However, despite their efforts, the event has been cancelled.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is known for encouraging the youth to step up and get involved in the affairs of the country, but his recent cabinet reshuffle tells the opposite. Read further for more details.

Schools will be closing early, after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country will be placed under Adjusted Alert Level 4 lockdown restrictions for two weeks due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa. 

The Easter weekend is days away and Government has had to make some changes to the lockdown restrictions, which includes an alcohol ban. Fears of a third wave are now emerging.

South Africa is scheduled to sit down for a family meeting tonight as the President will be addressing the nation. This address comes after Ramaphosa held meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council.

"We will not abandon our students. We will fund their education because it is their right." These were the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa when he addressed the National House of Traditional Leaders in parliament. He was speaking on a day that student protests in Johannesburg spread across the country, with calls for a national campus shutdown if the government did not meet student demands. 

The UIF TERS Scheme provided by the South African government has now come to an end after the applications for the last period closed on 31 December 2020. Many wonder why there has not been an extension due to the extended alert Level 3 lockdown. 

After President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the adjusted alert Level 3 lockdown, the Democratic Alliance has called on the government to extend the UIF TERS Scheme. 

Now that President Ramaphosa has extended the National State of Disaster to 31 January 2021, it begs the question, will the Unemployment Insurance Fund be extending the Covid-19 TERS fund as well? Well, here's what we know.

Following the President's address, we now wait for the collection of Ministers in the country to outline the restrictions on regulations under Level 1. Dlamini-Zuma has given further details on these Lockdown Level 1 regulations. She also explained why government decided to keep the curfew in place, though many have said it should be lifted.

The President stepped up to our screens and delivered his usual address to the nation. This time, six months into Lockdown, we saw a move to Level 1 and easing of a lot of restrictions moving closer and closer to the new normal Post-Covid. 

President Ramaphosa just made the announcement we were all waiting for! South Africans will see a move to Level 1 from next week onwards. With a decline in infections and deaths, Government has also decided to expand the criteria for those who can get tested for the virus.

All South Africans are now waiting for the President to announce Lockdown Level 1. This comes as we see government consider the easing of further regulations with many experts saying that Level 1 is coming soon.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation tonight at 8pm. He is expected to give clarity about a number of issues.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences to the family of the late Andrew Mekete Mlangeni. He was the last surviving Rivonia Trialist.

President Ramaphosa has been in talks to discuss whether schools should remain open or not. This has been sparked by concerns raised by unions, parents and teachers. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said many difficult decisions will be made to revive South Africa's economy. He has now discussed how the government plans to revive it.

Opposition parties have been voicing their opinions about the President's decision to allow other sectors to operate under level 3. Parties have mixed opinions about the President's decision.

For any country to develop, attention should be paid to improving the education system, investing in entrepreneurs as well as clean governance. These were the parting words of Chinese business tycoon Jack Ma at the South Africa Investment Conference business dinner.