Cyril Ramaphosa : The Path to Power in South Africa, Paperback Book

Cyril Ramaphosa : The Path to Power in South Africa Paperback


For a long time, Cyril Ramaphosa was the nearly-man of South African politics.

He was Nelson Mandela's preferred successor, but the ANC opted for his rival, Thabo Mbeki, as the second post-apartheid president.

Ramaphosa had led South Africa's huge mineworkers' union against the apartheid regime and was the key architect of the much-praised 1996 'rainbow' constitution.

He later prospered in business on the back of the first big empowerment deals with white-owned enterprises, before returning to politics and the ANC in 2012.

His eyes firmly on the prize, Ramaphosa played a long game as President Zuma became mired in scandal.

In early 2018, Deputy President Ramaphosa persuaded the party to throw out Zuma and install him in his place.

Announcing a 'new dawn', he has captivated the nation, but now faces his greatest challenge: fixing a broken economy, weeding out Zuma's corrupt minions and the legacy of 'state capture' by the Gupta brothers, and delivering on the promise of a better life for the poor.

This captivating biography outlines Ramaphosa's extraordinary political and business career.

It tells the story of one of the greatest political comebacks of modern times.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: business & industry
  • ISBN: 9781787380158



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