REMGRO yesterday said Dr MAMPHELA RAMPHELE has resigned as an independent non-executive director from its board, with effect from Jan. 31. PIETER EDUART BEYERS has also retired as a non-executive director from the board, also with effect from Jan. 31. Rapport on Sunday reported that on a recent visit to the US, RAMPHELE said she was raising funds for a political party, and was “entering politics to save her country”. RAMPHELE on Tuesday said she would herself announce if she was going to start a political party. This news brief represents a summary of the original article.