New ministers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government are sworn in in Pretoria. Ramaphosa cut the number of cabinet ministers from 36 to 28 in a move he said would tackle the country’s “bloated” government and improve efficiency. Half the new ministers are women, making South Africa one of the world’s few gender-balanced governments.
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Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in as the South African president during his inauguration in Pretoria. The 66-year-old leader was unanimously elected by parliament after his African National Congress (ANC) won legislative elections on May 8, winning 230 of the 400 seats. The victory was earned with 57.5 percent of the vote — the party’s lowest share of the ballot since it overturned apartheid 25 years ago. SOUNDBITE
South African lawmakers re-elect Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation’s president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party won legislative elections. IMAGES of the South-African parliament
South African lawmakers from the African National Congress (ANC), which won 230 out of 400 seats on May 8, are officially sworn in and will formally elect the head of state in the parliament’s first post-election sitting. IMAGES of the swearing in
South African deputies arrive at Cape Town’s parliament which is sitting for the first time after the ANC won the May 8 election. Lawmakers are to be sworn in and ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa elected as national president. IMAGES of deputies and Ramaphosa arriving
South Africa’s ruling ANC party is declared winner of the country’s general election, handing it a sixth straight term in the post-apartheid era on what was nevertheless its worst electoral showing.
Both South Africa and the USA’s women’s football teams train ahead of their World Cup warm-up game against one another. With less than a month to go until the start of the competition, both South African defender Lebogang Ester Ramalepe and US forward Alex Morgan express their excitement about what this means for the future of women’s football.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks after the official election results are published as his ruling ANC gears up for its sixth straight term in power in the post-apartheid era. The party’s worst ever electoral showing could hamper efforts to revive the flagging economy and fight graft. IMAGES of the election results and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on stage
Mmusi Maimane, leader of the the main opposition centrist Democratic Alliance (DA) party, shares his concerns over reports that many South African citizens were able to vote more than once in Wednesday’s general elections. He says he will be supporting an audit so the matter can be properly “interrogated.”
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the election day reminds him of the country’s famous 1994 election, which saw the end of apartheid rule and the start of the ANC era. He says he feels a similar excitement among the people who are “heralding a new future” for the nation.