Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

South Africa to Tackle Tax Avoidance - Ramaphosa

South Africa to Tackle Tax Avoidance - Ramaphosa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is winning some fans with his habit of early morning jogs and walks in which he interacts with the public.

He did so five days after he was sworn in as president after the ruling ANC forced Jacob Zuma out of office.

"This is the time to walk, to reflect even about cabinet and all that", he told reporters on television news channel eNCA during his walk, in response to a question on whether there was still time to shake up his cabinet ahead of the budget speech.

Ramaphosa spoke in parliament as part of a debate process following his first state of the nation address Friday.

"If there ever has been anything that many South Africans would like to have line and sight of is the lifestyle audits of their public representatives".

"And they see this as a new dawn heralding a new South Africa and a better South Africa for them", Ramaphosa said.

"Having led the processing of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill which was adopted by the National Assembly, I am encouraged by the fact that President Ramaphosa is looking forward to enacting the Bill into law in order to entrench existing regulatory certainty within the mining sector", said Luzipo.

"We are determined that expropriation without compensation should be implemented in a way that increases agricultural production, improves food security and ensure that the land is returned to those from whom it was taken under colonialism and apartheid", said Ramaphosa.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said in an interview with state broadcaster SABC on Sunday that the search for several suspects, including a member of the Gupta family, is focusing on India, China or Dubai.

Ramaphosa said he supports the work of a judicial commission that is about to investigate the phenomenon, but one opposition leader said the new president would have to turn on his own political party if he is serious about fighting graft.

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