State of the Nation 2020

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16 September 2020  |  QUOTES

"Although we have made remarkable progress, a number of our people are still getting infected and some are losing their lives. By any measure, we are still in the midst of a deadly epidemic."

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

14 September 2020  |  VIDEOS

Supporting our free and diverse media

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31 August 2020  |  VIDEOS

Building a streamlined and efficient civil service

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24 August 2020  |  VIDEOS

A climate-resilient recovery from COVID-19

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17 August 2020  |  VIDEOS

Caution amid signs of hope

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15 August 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

It has been five months since we declared a national state of disaster to combat the coronavirus pandemic. As I said then, and as I repeat now, never before in the history of our democracy has our country been confronted with such a severe threat – a situation that has demanded an extraordinary response and much sacrifice.

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15 August 2020  |  QUOTES

"A ray of light is visible on the horizon. Let us continue to exercise the greatest caution and care, and remain ever-vigilant. Let us continue to stand united in our determination to defeat this virus."

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

10 August 2020  |  VIDEOS

Let us be the generation that achieves gender equality

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03 August 2020  |  VIDEOS

A turning point in the fight against corruption

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27 July 2020  |  VIDEOS

A programme of reconstruction and recovery

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23 July 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

I wish to address you this evening on two matters that are of great interest and concern to South Africans as we struggle to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

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23 July 2020  |  QUOTES

"The health and wellbeing of learners and educators is critical. It is vital that the development and progress of learners is not impeded. A major and lasting disruption to learning would have a devastating impact on the prospects of an entire generation of young people."

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

20 July 2020  |  VIDEOS

The green shoots of economic recovery

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13 July 2020  |  VIDEOS

Preparing for the coronavirus peak

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12 July 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

This evening, as I stand here before you, our nation is confronted by the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy.

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12 July 2020  |  QUOTES

"Like the massive cold fronts that sweep into our country from the South Atlantic at this time of year, there are few parts of the country that will remain untouched by the coronavirus. The coronavirus storm is far fiercer and more destructive than any we have known before. It is stretching our resources and our resolve to their limits."

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

06 July 2020  |  VIDEOS

Protecting the vulnerable from coronavirus

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03 July 2020  |  VIDEOS

Coronavirus & our healthcare system

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03 July 2020  |  VIDEOS

The ‘second pandemic’ of gender-based violence

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03 July 2020  |  VIDEOS

We can defeat the coronavirus

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29 June 2020  |  VIDEOS

Protecting the protectors

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22 June 2020  |  VIDEOS

Economic recovery after coronavirus

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17 June 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

It is now just over 100 days since the first case of coronavirus was identified in South Africa. For 100 days we have been living in the shadow of one of the greatest threats to global health in over 100 years.

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17 June 2020  |  QUOTES

"Through our behaviour as individuals we can reduce the likelihood that we will get infected or infect others. And it is through our personal and collective actions that we can continue to delay the rate of infection across society."

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

15 June 2020  |  VIDEOS

Youth leading change

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08 June 2020  |  VIDEOS

Fighting coronavirus with preparation and planning

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01 June 2020  |  VIDEOS

Working together to make schools safe during the coronavirus pandemic

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26 May 2020  |  QUOTES

"In helping our nation to cope with these difficulties, we acknowledge and welcome the call that has been made by our religious leaders for a day of prayer. Prayer will comfort and strengthen us as we continue to fight this pandemic."

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

25 May 2020  |  VIDEOS

A continent united against the coronavirus

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24 May 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

It is exactly 10 weeks since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, we have implemented severe and unprecedented measures – including a nation-wide lockdown – to contain the spread of the virus.

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24 May 2020  |  QUOTES

"As individuals, as families, as communities, it is you who will determine whether we experience the devastation that so many other countries have suffered, or whether we can spare our people, our society and our economy from the worst effects of this pandemic."

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

18 May 2020  |  VIDEOS

Keeping democracy healthy during a pandemic

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13 May 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

This week, our country reached a sad moment in the progression of the coronavirus pandemic, as we recorded our 219th death from the disease.

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13 May 2020  |  QUOTES

"The virus exacts a heavy toll not only on the health of our people, but also on our people’s ability to earn a living, to feed themselves and their families, to learn and to develop, and to enjoy many of the basic freedoms that we daily take for granted."

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

11 May 2020  |  VIDEOS

Making prevention part of our daily lives

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05 May 2020  |  VIDEOS

A time for caution and cooperation

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02 May 2020  |  VIDEOS

An opportunity to invest in a new, better society

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28 April 2020  |  VIDEOS

A phased easing of the lockdown

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27 April 2020  |  SPEECHES

Freedom Day Message from President Cyril Ramaphosa

Fellow South Africans, Sanibonani. Dumelang. Inhlekani. Molweni. Lotjhani. Ndi masiari. Goeie dag. Good afternoon. On this day twenty-six years ago, a new nation was born in Africa.

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23 April 2020  |  QUOTES

"By delaying the spread of the virus, we have had time to prepare our health facilities and mobilise some of the essential medical supplies needed to meet the inevitable increase in infections."

- President Cyril Ramaphosa

23 April 2020  |  VIDEOS

Further economic coronavirus relief

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21 April 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

My Fellow South Africans, It is 25 days since South Africa began a nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. It has demanded of you great fortitude and endurance.

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09 April 2020  |  SPEECHES

President Cyril Ramaphosa updates on COVID-19

My Fellow South Africans, At midnight tonight, it will be exactly two weeks since our country entered into an unprecedented nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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09 April 2020  |  QUOTES

"If we end the lockdown too soon or too abruptly, we risk a massive and uncontrollable resurgence of the disease.

We risk reversing the gains we have made over the last few weeks, and rendering meaningless the great sacrifices that have been made"

- President Cyril Ramaphosa




25 March 2020  |  VIDEOS

Social solidarity in action

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24 March 2020  |  ARTICLES

SA has ample food supplies, no need to panic, say economists

South Africa’s food security is secure for the rest of the year amid concerns raised by the downturn brought on by the coronavirus, which has...

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23 March 2020  |  VIDEOS

Political parties welcome nation-wide lockdown

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23 March 2020  |  VIDEOS

President Cyril Ramaphosa announces a national lockdown

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23 March 2020  |  ARTICLES

Statement from the President on the nation-wide lockdown

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23 March 2020  |  ARTICLES

The list: All the critical services, businesses exempted from lockdown

Given the sharp spread of the virus in certain locations, we need to rapidly move to a lockdown of all non-essential and critical business...

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20 March 2020  |  VIDEOS

Together we will defeat the coronavirus

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19 March 2020  |  ARTICLES

Government promises to help out small businesses hit by coronavirus

Are you a small-business owner whose business has been hard hit by the coronavirus and you are stressed about your business loans that must be...

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19 March 2020  |  ARTICLES

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Interfaith Meeting in response to the coronavirus outbreak,...

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18 March 2020  |  ARTICLES

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa and leaders of political parties represented in Parliament...

The Deputy President David Mabuza and I met this morning with the leaders of all parties represented in Parliament on the global coronavirus...

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17 March 2020  |  ARTICLES

Coronavirus 101

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a national disaster. South Africa has imposed a travel ban on foreign...

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15 March 2020  |  VIDEOS

President Cyril Ramaphosa declares a National State of Disaster

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15 March 2020  |  ARTICLES

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat Covid19

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29 February 2020  |  ARTICLES

11 Myths about COVID-19 in South Africa

COVID-19 (Coronovirus Disease 2019) has fuelled fear and panic among many people across the globe – often based on misperceptions and...

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20 February 2020  |  VIDEOS

President Cyril Ramaphosa replies to SONA debate

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13 February 2020  |  SPEECHES

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the State of the Nation Address 2020

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