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Vol 59 No 5

Published 9th March 2018

South Africa

Not yet Team Ramaphosa

The new cabinet line-up shows signs of a fraught balancing of ANC factional interests

It may be Cyril Ramaphosa's first cabinet but it was not all of his making. That much was evident from the repeated delays in the announcement from the Union Buildings on the evening of 26 February. When the President finally stood in front of the television cameras just after 10pm, he looked like a man who had been at the other end of some excruciating phone calls. Either he had been trying to placate people whom he had fired or demoted, or he had been fending off demands for shiny new jobs in the new order.

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