Ramaphosa, Cyril

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Ramaphosa, Cyril

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  • Ramaphosa, Matamela Cyril

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17 November 1952 -


Politician, businessman and trade unionist. First secretary of the powerful National Union of Mineworkers, 1982. Instrumental in the establishment of Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Chairman of the National Reception Committee which coordinated Mandela’s release from prison. Elected ANC general secretary, 1991. Played a pivotal role in the negotiations to end white minority rule for which he earned the praise of Mandela. Left government for the business world when in 1994 he lost out as deputy president under President Mandela to Thabo Mbeki. Elected deputy president of the ANC in December 2012 and has served as deputy president of South Africa under President Zuma from 2014.


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Motsepe, Tshepo (17 June 1953 -)

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Motsepe, Tshepo is the spouse of Ramaphosa, Cyril

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1996 - ?

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