South Africa's Ruling ANC Has New Leader

Delegates at the African National Congress's 54th national elective conference have elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the organisation's new president. Ramaphosa defeated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by nearly 200 votes. David Mabuza has been elected as ANC Deputy President and Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe has been named chairperson of the party.

  • South Africa:   Ruling ANC Elects Cyril Ramaphosa As New Leader

    Deutsche Welle, 18 December 2017

    Cyril Ramaphosa has beaten Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former cabinet minister, and the ex-wife of President Jacob Zuma. He is now likely to become the country's next head of state. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Ramaphosa Wins ANC Presidency, Succeeding Jacob Zuma

    allAfrica, 18 December 2017

    South Africa witnessed a watershed transition in political leadership today when a succession of governing party leaders who were formerly in exile or prison was replaced by a… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Who Is Cyril Ramaphosa?

    allAfrica, 4 December 2017

    Alongside Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, immediate past chair of the African Union Commission (AU), who was a cabinet minister under Presidents Mandela and Mbeki, Cyril Ramaphosa is a… Read more »



Left: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Right: ANC MP Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.