- President Cyril Ramaphosa presented the Presidency budget vote on Wednesday
- In line with former President Nelson Mandela’s style of leadership, he has committed to a generous donation
- He announced this donation is in honour of Madiba’s legacy
In a generous move today, President Cyril Ramaphosa made a large gesture.
When presenting the Presidency budget vote, Ramaphosa announced he has committed to donating 50% (yes half) of his Presidency salary to a trust in the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The President stated this gesture was to honour the legacy and memory of former President Nelson Mandela.
The donation amounts to approximately R3.6 million in a year.
The fund will be launched on 18 July 2018, exactly 100 years after the birth of Madiba andwill be called the Nelson Mandela Thuna Mina Fund.
The President stated that the concept of the fund is a private, citizen-driven initiative that will call on people with the means to contribute to the fund to do so.
This announcement has been met with positive feedback from South Africans.
Briefly.co.za recently featured an article called Ramaphosa: size of cabinet should be looked at an effort to save money.
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Ramaphosa was answering questions in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Wednesday. When asked if he would reduce the size of the cabinet he responded by saying that given the dire current economic conditions coupled with a revenue shortfall of R50 billion more efforts should be made on the part of the government to save money and cut costs.
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