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Daily Podcast – May 13, 2019

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Daily Podcast – May 13, 2019

13th May 2019

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines: All eyes on Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet, EFF extends its gratitude to voters and, ANC must use its mandate to transform and grow economy

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All eyes on Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet

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The pressure is on President Cyril Ramaphosa to unveil a downsized Cabinet, possibly of around 30 ministries, to signal that government is serious about cutting spending, but without appearing to magnify divisions within the ANC.  

This is according to analysts who spoke to a news agency about the party's win in Wednesday's general election with 57.5% of the vote.

South Africa’s Cabinet is one of the largest in the world. Before the final election results were announced, the ANC said it would give Ramaphosa its full backing to reduce the size of the Cabinet.

 

EFF extends its gratitude to voters

The Economic Freedom Fighters has extended its "deep and sincere gratitude to the people of South Africa who came out in their numbers" to vote on May 8.

The EFF managed to increase its electoral support by 70% across the country, scooping 44 seats in the National Assembly.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said they do not take it for granted that in each of the nine provinces more people believe in the EFF than they did in previous years.

 

ANC must use its mandate to transform and grow economy

The Black Business Council has called on the ANC to use its mandate to transform and grow the South African economy, following the party’s victory in the 2019 election.

The ANC received more than ten-million votes in this year's national election.

In a statement, BBC president Sandile Zungu congratulated the ruling party on its victory and said it was confident that the ANC’s mandate from voters in the elections would be used to propel the country further away from corruption and State capture.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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