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South Africans five-point agenda for Ramaphosa - 6 days ago, 18:53

Peter Dube

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is back in the driving seat for the next five years after winning 57.5 per cent of the votes in the just-ended provincial and national elections.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is the man at the wheel and all eyes are on him to fix the wrongs of the past administration that include corruption, mismanagement and patronage.

Under Jacob Zuma’s government, the depth of South Africa’s national crisis was clearer than ever.

The country battled numerous corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth, record unemployment and poverty.

And after dropping 23 seats in parliament in the May 8 election, President Ramaphosa, a former businessman and unionist, knows he has to move swiftly to address a number of issues that are top in the ‘wish-list’ of citizens.

In his first appearance since being declared winner, President Ramaphosa stroke all the right chords on steering faster reform, including turning around power utility Eskom.

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