South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC). This is a momentous victory for South Africa’s democracy, as Ramaphosa and the ANC are set to lead the country into a new chapter of hope and progress. Ramaphosa won by an overwhelming majority, receiving nearly 70 percent of the vote at the ANC’s elective conference in Johannesburg. This sets him up to remain in office until 2025, when his term will come to an end. In this blog post, we’ll explore what this means for South Africa, from the impact on economic growth to how citizens can benefit from this renewed leadership.
Cyril Ramaphosa re-elected as leader of South Africa’s governing African National Congress
Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the leader of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) at the party’s conference in Johannesburg.
Ramaphosa, who was elected to the position in December 2017, beat his main challenger Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by 2,440 votes to 1,759.
Dlamini-Zuma is the ex-wife of former president Jacob Zuma and had been seen as the preferred candidate of his supporters.
Ramaphosa is a close ally of current President Cyril Ramaphosa and is widely seen as the driving force behind his anti-corruption campaign.
The ANC has been in power since the end of apartheid in 1994 but has been beset by infighting in recent years. Its popularity has also waned amid allegations of corruption and economic mismanagement.
Who is Cyril Ramaphosa?
Cyril Ramaphosa was born on the 17th of November 1952 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the current President of South Africa, and was previously Deputy President under Jacob Zuma from 2014 to 2018. Ramaphosa is also a business tycoon and trade unionist.
Ramaphosa began his career as a lawyer before becoming involved in trade unionism. He rose to prominence as the General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the 1980s, during which time he played a key role in negotiating high wages for mineworkers. He later served as Chairman of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).
In 1991, Ramaphosa was elected Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC), making him one of the most powerful people within the organization. He played an important role in negotiations leading up to South Africa’s transition to democracy, and was instrumental in ensuring that Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994.
Since taking over as President of South Africa in February 2018, Ramaphosa has made fighting corruption one of his top priorities. He has also vowed to improve economic conditions for all South Africans, particularly those who are most disadvantaged.
What does this mean for South Africa?
The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) means that he is now in a strong position to become the country’s next president. This is good news for South Africa, as Ramaphosa is seen as a reformer who is committed to tackling corruption and putting the country back on track.
However, it is worth noting that Ramaphosa still faces significant challenges. The ANC is deeply divided, and many of its members are resistant to change. Additionally, the South African economy is in a bad state, and Ramaphosa will need to quickly implement some tough reforms if he wants to turn things around.
The challenges facing South Africa
South Africa is facing a number of challenges, including high unemployment, poverty, and inequality. The country also has a large amount of debt, and its infrastructure is in need of improvement. Additionally, crime is a serious problem in South Africa.
With his re-election as leader of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa is set to continue leading the country toward greater reform. It’s clear that the ANC remain loyal to its historic roots and are committed to taking the necessary steps for a better future for all citizens. The challenges ahead will be tough but with strong leadership from President Ramaphosa, we can hope for positive change in South Africa over the next five years.