Cyril Ramaphosa - A Profile of South Africa's ANC's New Leader

Cyril Ramaphosa graduated with a degree in law in 1981, then embarked on a 20-year career in the private sector through his investment holding company. Ramaphosa failed in his bid to become Nelson Mandela's deputy in 1994, losing the contest to Thabo Mbeki. Now the head of the ruling party, Ramaphosa said: "The African National Congress (ANC) wishes to send a clear message to all South Africans that we are resolved to be a more responsive and more accountable leadership and movement," during his inaugural speech following his election at the ANC's 54th National Executive Conference.

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ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa.


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