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Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa

Date of Birth: 17 November 1952
Place of Birth: Johannesburg


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South Africa pushes on vaccine patents and donates shots to the region

A pledge by South Africa to give away two million doses of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine to low-income countries in the region adds to the substance of President Cyril Ramaphosa's complaints about rich countries hoarding vaccines and imposing African travel bans (AC Dispatches 14/12/21 Continent ramps up vaccine production as G20 countries fail to join international distribution plan)...

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Edging towards breakdown

The restoration of Eskom into a functional power utility could take as long as a decade said one of President Cyril Ramaphosa's advisors...


No jaw, jaw – just war, war

There has been some discussion of trying to revive an AU committee set up by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in November last year consisting of Joaquim Chissano Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Kgalema Motlanthe – former presidents of Mozambique Liberia and South Africa respectively – to facilitate negotiations between the parties...


ANC hits coalition conundrum

Given the political ambitions of the Zuma group and well as other factions combined withthe grim backdrop of rolling electricity blackouts polluted drinking water chronic unemployment (34%-44%) and the likelihood of further restrictions due to the new Covid-19 variant (Omicron) President Cyril Ramaphosa is likely to face a challenge at next year's conference to choose the party's leader...

Chief executive Andre de Ruyter who was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2019 to take charge of the debt-ridden Eskom said the felling of a pylon damaged two coal supply lines and could have shut down Lethabo had it not been for the swift action of in-house technicians (AC Vol 60 No 24 Grasping the Eskom nettle)...


ANC faces post-poll turmoil

They blame President Cyril Ramaphosa for the ANC's dismal performance and are calling for his head...

Given the pressures on the Finance Minister to enable social spending on health and education this could create tension between Godongwana and President Cyril Ramaphosa – possibly as a deliberate strategy to get Cabinet to be more decisive – on delivery of vital social services...


Endgame of throne?

Campaigners have looked longingly to South Africa to provide the final nudge to convince the monarch and his backers that their time had come but were disappointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa's protocol-bound visit to the king on 2 November (see Box Why regional states stand on the sidelines)...

Why regional states stand on the sidelines President Cyril Ramaphosa took time out from the key South African local elections to visit Mbabane for a 'working visit' to King Mswati III on 2 November...


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