President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised his view about the attacks that took place in targeting foreign nationals. Ramaphosa says it was pure criminality and nothing else.

He was addressing the council of provinces question and answer session.

He says the country’s policy is to promote the respect for human rights.

“We are embarking on a process, a campaign really of engaging all and sundry so that we are all at one, in as far as condemning intolerance, condemning violence and this was so clearly and well-articulated during my meeting with President Buhari. He calls upon those from other lands when they come to SA. They must obey the laws of the country and similarly, we say South Africans as well must also obey the laws of our country.”

Ramaphosa says South Africa continues to receive the lion’s share of Foreign Direct Investment onto the continent. He says government wants to make it easy for investors to do business in the country to boost economic growth.

“Indications are that SA continues to have the lion’s share of the inflow of FDI into the African continent and last year was particularly a good year for South Africa and we would like to bolster our positioning, so that we continue to remain an attractive destination for investment. It is for this reason that we looking on ease of doing business.”

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