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Cyril Ramaphosa

Date of Birth: 17/11/1952
Place of Birth: Johannesburg


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Cyril's double crisis

The country's deepening economic crisis has shifted the power balance in government to the reformists: a triumvirate of President Cyril Ramaphosa Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago...

Lockdown shuts down critics President Cyril Ramaphosa's fiercest critics have been brought onside as he engages with political parties business leaders unions church and traditional leaders to tackle the coronavirus crisis (AC Vol 61 No 6 Ramaphosa's next test)...

' In a WhatsApp video sent to the media another political enemy of the President's ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said: 'The ANC welcomes the announcement by comrade President Cyril Ramaphosa for placing the country under national lockdown necessary measure...


Relying on the neighbours

Botswana's main concern is that President Cyril Ramaphosa keep his word that the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown of South Africa will not disrupt the supply of goods across the border...


Ramaphosa’s next test

But President Cyril Ramaphosa acted rapidly on 15 March with a comprehensive package of measures to pre-empt and contain the virus which won him immediate praise in political and diplomatic circles...

Africa Confidential understands that one of the reasons for the delay in the announcement was that Ramaphosa's arch rival African National Congress Secretary-General Ace Magashule was threatening to hold his own press conference at party headquarters immediately following the President's announcement but was stopped by senior officials loyal to Ramaphosa (AC Vol 61 No 4 The state of Cyril Ramaphosa)...


In search of an envoy

On 10 March the head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiez Serraj met President Cyril Ramaphosa this year's African Union chair in Pretoria...


Tito takes on the workers

If nothing else it will show the markets that President Cyril Ramaphosa and his close allies at least are serious about cutting the budget deficit and managing the ballooning public debt...


Opposition in flux

Now that President Cyril Ramaphosa is steering the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in a more centrist direction he has damaged the DA's ability to restore its status as the main opposition party pundits are saying...


Ramaphosus interruptus

In the first of two last-chance bids by government to forestall a ratings downgrade on the country's credit rating to junk status President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to convince the markets in his State of the Nation address on 13 February...

She let the protestors talk themselves out – rather than be thrown out as in the Jacob Zuma era – after which they walked out of the chamber and were lambasted by the remaining MPs both government and opposition (AC Vol 61 No 3 The state of Cyril Ramaphosa)...


The state of Cyril Ramaphosa

Supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa's reform plan want a bold speech to parliament on 13 February with clear commitments on rebuilding state companies and prosecuting top politicians accused of grand corruption that they hope might counter the barbs that the government is losing its nerve and direction...


Over the rainbow

President Cyril Ramaphosa's much-anticipated State of the Nation address due on 13 February is so close to the anniversary of the father of the nation's release from 27 years in prison it is inevitable there will be stock-taking...

It has no more appetite for platitudes and promises or contradictory and reactive assurances from President Cyril Ramaphosa ' he said...


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