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Group photo with new members of the National Executive
President Cyril Ramaphosa poses for a group photo with newly sworn-in members of the National Executive, including the Deputy President of the Republic, Mr David Mabuza
President Ramaphosa addressing the swearing-in ceremony
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the swearing-in ceremony of new members of the National Executive at Tuynhuys in Cape Town
Deputy President David Mabuza sworn in
Deputy President David Mabuza is sworn in as the Deputy President of the Republic by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at Tuynhuys, Cape Town
National House of Traditional Leaders opening address
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the Official Opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament, Cape Town
Opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders
President Cyril Ramaphosa takes a group photo with traditional leaders during the official opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament, Cape Town


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President Ramaphosa tests positive for COVID-19

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild COVID-19 symptoms after testing positive for the viral infection today, Sunday, 12 December 2021.
The President started feeling unwell after leaving the State Memorial Service in honour of former Deputy President FW de Klerk in Cape Town earlier today.
The President is in good spirits but is being monitored by the South African Military Health Service of the South African National Defence Force.
The President, who is fully vaccinated, is in self-isolation in Cape Town and has delegated all responsibilities to Deputy President David Mabuza for the next week.
On his recent visit to four West African states, President Ramaphosa and the South African delegation were tested for COVID-19 in all countries.
The President and the delegation returned to South Africa from the Republic of Senegal on Wednesday, 8 December 2021, after obtaining negative test results. The President also tested negative on his return to Johannesburg on 8 December.
Today’s proceedings in Cape Town were undertaken in compliance with health regulations pertaining to hand hygiene, the wearing of
face masks and social distancing.
President Ramaphosa says his own infection serves as a caution to all people in the country to be vaccinated and remain vigilant against exposure.
Vaccination remains the best protection against severe illness and hospitalisation.
People who have had contact with the President today are advised to watch for symptoms or to have themselves tested.
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