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February 26, 2018

10 interesting facts about President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is flanked by his wife Dr Tshepo Motsepe and the Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: GCIS

While the fifth post-democracy president is a seasoned politician and businessman there are many interesting things about Cyril Ramaphosa that the public are not aware of.

For instance, how many people know that Ramaphosa was in fact Nelson Mandela’s preferred candidate to succeed him as president? Or that Number 1 was the first secretary-general of Cosatu?

Here are ten interesting facts about SA’s new president:

He is one of the richest people in the country and is estimated to be worth around R5.67 billion. He has four children [...]
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February 21, 2018

Zuma staff in limbo as former president packs his bags

Former president Jacob Zuma has not briefed his staff members with regards to where their future lies‚ at least for those who were not employed permanently.

Former presidency director-general Frank Chikane‚ who was once a chief of staff of former president Thabo Mbeki‚ said Zuma would be allowed to keep one house for a month but has to clear the other official residence.

“The normal procedure is that when a president retires or when his term of office comes to an end‚ the president has a right to keep one of the houses for a month. As far as I’m concerned‚ the president has to release one of the houses and clear it up‚” said [...]

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