5 things SA Inc. must know about ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa

The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation pumps R200 million every year into basic education programs.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail

Who is ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa?

Born in Soweto in 1952, he went on to study law at the University of the North where he was active in student politics.

He was detained for his activism on numerous occasions and finished his law degree through Unisa.

In the 1980s he became active in the National Union of Mineworkers where he served as general secretary for nine years.

Ramaphosa became ANC general secretary in 1991.

He was a key negotiator during South Africa's move to democracy.

Ramaphosa is a wildly successful businessman with interests in mining and farming.

He is one of the richest people in South Africa.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Financial Mail Deputy Editor Sikonathi Mantshantsha.

Mantshantsha discussed things South Africa Inc. should know about the ANC’s new president.

For example - did you know that Cyril Ramaphosa is one of South Africa's most giving philanthropists?

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

The President of the ANC is the de-facto State President… that’s where you see the boost in confidence coming in…

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail

His [Jacob Zuma] deputy [Cyril Ramaphosa] has become his boss…

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail

The workers and capitalists must and can grow together… It doesn’t have to be ‘us’ against ‘them’… We are together!

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail

Malusi Gigaba doesn’t have a shred of credibility… He must be removed immediately…

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail

You cannot negotiate credibility for the Finance Minister…

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Financial Mail

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