RAMAPHOSA HINTS THAT GENERAL ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE BEFORE END MAY 2019Date: 2018-09-25
On Monday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa hinted that South Africa's 2019 general elections would happen before the end of May.
Ramaphosa was delivering the David Rockefeller memorial lecture to distinguished businesspeople at the gathering of the Council for Foreign Relations, where he said he believes "the ANC would get an easy victory".
The president also said that large numbers of ANC supporters, who had turned their backs on the ANC during the Zuma years, were now returning to the party.
Tuesday sees Ramaphosa jet to New York to attend the 73rd General assembly of the United Nations (UN) where he has various appointments scheduled with businesspeople.
He will be addressing various business leaders at the Bloomberg conference and then meeting with nine heads of state and government leaders for bilateral talks with the goal of bringing investments of $100bn to South Africa in the next five years.