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Cyril Ramaphosa

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


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The Ramaphosa relaunch

President Cyril Ramaphosa's mandate at the polls amid waning support for the ruling African National Congress and rapidly growing support for the populist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leaves him in a precarious situation to deliver his promised 'new dawn'...

' The Zuma group demands its place at the table Factional fighting between the Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa camps within the African National Congress – undiminished by the election results – is set to enter a new phase as the ruling party distributes the political and administrative appointments in its gift...


Slowing down but borrowing more

Hopes persist that in South Africa the continent's second-largest economy economic reforms could accelerate following the scheduled May elections if as expected President Cyril Ramaphosa secures his first full term...

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ANC split threatens campaign

President Cyril Ramaphosa is running almost a solitary national campaign for the African National Congress in the 8 May elections while his opponents in the party led by former President Jacob Zuma prefer to plough their efforts into winning their home provinces (AC Vol 60 No 7 The real post-election fight)...

Zuma favourites win list tussle In the lead-up to election day on 8 May the Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma factions of the African National Congress fought to get as many of their members as possible high up the party's list...


Stumbles at the falls

Among Khama's close friends are South African businesswoman Bridget Motsepe sister-in-law to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Andrew Young a former United States ambassador to the UN...


ANC’s not-so-clean slates

President Cyril Ramaphosa's anti-corruption campaign is being undermined by key leaders of the ruling African National Congress loyal to former President Jacob Zuma...


Ramaphosa’s high-wire act

A year after becoming President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa has gone a long way to transforming the political landscape and curbing corruption but his toughest task lies ahead: persuading his trade union and communist allies to back investor-friendly economic reforms to turn around an ailing economy...


Contradictions in the contracts

Mantashe's messageIn South Africa the mining industry has been given a filip with the arrival of President Cyril Ramaphosa who had extensive interests in the sector through his former holding in the Shanduka company...

The matter is complicated by the strong involvement in the South African renewables sector of Bridgette Radebe wife of Energy Minister Jeff Radebe and the billionaire Patrice Motsepe who is a brother-in-law both to Radebe and to President Cyril Ramaphosa...


Glitches in the growth

Citi's chief Africa economist David Cowan remains hopeful but uncertain whether the capable economic team of President Cyril Ramaphosa will be able to implement key reforms in the second half of the year...

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