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Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by BrainnewsNg(f): 3:21pm On Feb 16, 2018
After the resignation of Jacob Zuma as South African president on Wednesday night, his erstwhile deputy and leader of the ruling African National Congress, ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday mounted the saddle as the fifth president of South Africa.

But before he settles into steering the country out of its myriad of challenges, here are ten things you need to know about the new leader:

1. Ramaphosa was born on November 17, 1952 in Soweto, an impoverished township in Johannesburg, and obtained a law degree in 1981 through correspondence studies with the University of South Africa, UNISA.

2. His activities as an integral part of the anti-
apartheid movement saw him spending time
in jail on two occasions in the 1970s. He was
arrested in Lebowa, on the charge of
organising or planning to take part in a
meeting in Namakgale which had been banned by the local magistrate.

3. Ramophosa formed the influential National Union of Mineworkers, NUM, in the 1980s and led some of the country’s biggest strikes, which shook the foundations of the
apartheid-era economy.

4. His work as lead negotiator with the outgoing white government of F.W. de Klerk
helped end apartheid in 1994.

5. He also helped craft the rainbow nation’s
post-apartheid constitution, considered to be one of the most liberal in the world.

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by BrainnewsNg(f): 3:21pm On Feb 16, 2018
6. Ramophosa had hoped to succeed Nelson Mandela, but this hope was dashed when he lost out to Thabo Mbeki in the race to become South Africa’s deputy president under Mandela.

7. Ramaphosa married Tshepo Motsepe, the
sister of South Africa’s richest black businessman, Patrice Motsepe.

8. After he couldn’t succeed Mandela as president, Ramaphosa withdrew from the
center-stage of politics and started a lucrative career in the private sector. His Shanduka Group acquired stakes in mining firms, a mobile operator and McDonald’s South African franchise.

9. In 2014, he became one of the country’s
richest men when he divested from
Shanduka, which at the time was worth more
than $580 million. His step away from
business pursuits was made in a bid to avoid
conflicts of interest after Zuma appointed him as South Africa’s deputy president that year.

10. Seen as a problem solver, Ramaphosa led
the Southern African Development Community, SADC, delegation that was
involved in fixing the political crisis in Lesotho caused by the failed coup attempt in 2014.

Read more at https://www.brainnewsradio.com/10-things-need-know-south-africas-new-president-cyril-ramaphosa/

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by BrainnewsNg(f): 3:21pm On Feb 16, 2018
Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by BrainnewsNg(f): 3:26pm On Feb 16, 2018
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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by shams040(m): 4:23pm On Feb 16, 2018
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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by Austema(m): 4:23pm On Feb 16, 2018
One common thing about this leaders is that they all pass through prison. Since that is a formula that works very well, let me try and get my self into prison first, then I will come out and become the president of Naija

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by chidynks: 4:23pm On Feb 16, 2018
the first letter on his surname is R" (consonant) while d last is A" (vowel)

not everyone has taken note of that ; so all follow.....chikina

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by Alal(m): 4:23pm On Feb 16, 2018
Good
Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by nuesednutlofa: 4:23pm On Feb 16, 2018
Why not make it 11 things

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by MisterSols(m): 4:24pm On Feb 16, 2018
Oh great
Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by buffalowings4: 4:25pm On Feb 16, 2018
What type of government is practiced in SA.

A parliamentary system of government where the head is called a PRESIDENT ?shocked cool shocked shocked I don't understand




Our federalist structure is a money guzzler and an enabler of corruption

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by deji17: 4:26pm On Feb 16, 2018
Looking forward to when South Africa will elect their first white President, post apartheid too. Easier to point fingers at others. Most people are racist irrespective of the skin colour

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by ayourbamie: 4:27pm On Feb 16, 2018
No scandal? Unbelievable
Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by NwaAmaikpe: 4:27pm On Feb 16, 2018
shocked


He is a finer, more refined version of MKO Abiola.

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by rawpadgin(m): 4:27pm On Feb 16, 2018
Let's compare him to someone who spearheaded several coup that led to the death of many


Someone is going back to daura sha

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by mosho2good: 4:27pm On Feb 16, 2018
Animals that eat plants are called HERBIVORES
Animals that eat flesh are called CARNIVORES
Animals that eat both plant and flesh(meat) are called OMNIVORES
What are animals that swallow #36million called?


*CASHIVORES*


ca·shiv·o·rous
/ˌkärˈshiv(ə)rəs/
adjective
1. (of an animal) feeding on cash.
synonyms: cash-eating, money-eating, lootivorous;

2. (of a snake) able to swallow cash, especially through spiritual means.

Origin
Nigerian, early 21st century.


Sample uses

1. Akin is not Cashivorous.

2. Jamb officials are the most popular Cashivorous animals after the excecuthieves and legislooters.

3. It is almost impossible to notice Cashivorous Paramoles invading the CBN vault.

Related forms

noun: cashivorism
adverb: cashivorously
noun: cashivorousness
adjective: noncashivorous
adverb: noncashivorously
noun: noncashivorousness
adjective: uncashivorous
adverb: uncashivorously
noun: uncashivorousness


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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by BrainnewsNg(f): 4:28pm On Feb 16, 2018
deji17:
Looking forward to when South Africa will elect their first white President, post apartheid too. Easier to point fingers at others. Most people are racist irrespective of the skin colour

We will appoint you.. Then!

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by Nobody: 4:30pm On Feb 16, 2018
If only the whites had allowed mandela rule in the 1960s. SA for be lik botswana or burundi. The black man appears to be cursed

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by deji17: 4:31pm On Feb 16, 2018
BrainnewsNg:


We will appoint you.. Then!
My dear, appoint as what? When I'm black as anyone can be..

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by Nobody: 4:33pm On Feb 16, 2018
how does dis consign me
Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by livebynite: 4:34pm On Feb 16, 2018
mosho2good:
Animals that eat plants are called HERBIVORES
Animals that eat flesh are called CARNIVORES
Animals that eat both plant and flesh(meat) are called OMNIVORES
What are animals that swallow #36million called?


*CASHIVORES*


ca·shiv·o·rous
/ˌkärˈshiv(ə)rəs/
adjective
1. (of an animal) feeding on cash.
synonyms: cash-eating, money-eating, lootivorous;

2. (of a snake) able to swallow cash, especially through spiritual means.

Origin
Nigerian, early 21st century.


Sample uses

1. Akin is not Cashivorous.

2. Jamb officials are the most popular Cashivorous animals after the excecuthieves and legislooters.

3. It is almost impossible to notice Cashivorous Paramoles invading the CBN vault.

Related forms

noun: cashivorism
adverb: cashivorously
noun: cashivorousness
adjective: noncashivorous
adverb: noncashivorously
noun: noncashivorousness
adjective: uncashivorous
adverb: uncashivorously
noun: uncashivorousness


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Brilliant

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by Nobody: 4:36pm On Feb 16, 2018
I love when men who have run successful businesses run the affairs of nation. #my ambition#True kings#

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by livebynite: 4:37pm On Feb 16, 2018
mosho2good:
Animals that eat plants are called HERBIVORES
Animals that eat flesh are called CARNIVORES
Animals that eat both plant and flesh(meat) are called OMNIVORES
What are animals that swallow #36million called?


*CASHIVORES*


ca·shiv·o·rous
/ˌkärˈshiv(ə)rəs/
adjective
1. (of an animal) feeding on cash.
synonyms: cash-eating, money-eating, lootivorous;

2. (of a snake) able to swallow cash, especially through spiritual means.

Origin
Nigerian, early 21st century.


Sample uses

1. Akin is not Cashivorous.

2. Jamb officials are the most popular Cashivorous animals after the excecuthieves and legislooters.

3. It is almost impossible to notice Cashivorous Paramoles invading the CBN vault.

Related forms

noun: cashivorism
adverb: cashivorously
noun: cashivorousness
adjective: noncashivorous
adverb: noncashivorously
noun: noncashivorousness
adjective: uncashivorous
adverb: uncashivorously
noun: uncashivorousness


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Alot of nairaland so won't get this brilliant joke due to the fact that most of them are mumuvores with the average IQ of a 2 year old

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by abumeinben(m): 4:37pm On Feb 16, 2018
BrainnewsNg:

Track Record! Already a man of the people. Good point to start with. May he not end like the hero turned villain, Mugabe.

Tired of "we will....we will..." And "the past administration..."

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by success1smyn(m): 4:39pm On Feb 16, 2018
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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by NLMODERATOR101: 4:40pm On Feb 16, 2018
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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by prince57(m): 4:40pm On Feb 16, 2018
Another fact is - He is a product of Valentine knacking..
Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by Nnaabros: 4:40pm On Feb 16, 2018
Na now we go begin know am undecided

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Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by BrainnewsNg(f): 4:41pm On Feb 16, 2018
deji17:
My dear, appoint as what? When I'm black as anyone can be..
Please, go Bleaching..
Re: Cyril Ramaphosa: 10 Things To Know About South Africa’s New President by Austema(m): 4:41pm On Feb 16, 2018
majekdom2:
I love when men who have run successful businesses run the affairs of nation. #my ambition#True kings#
yea, it shows they are capable, but Nigeria today you will see governor who can not even govern his own family not to talk of a local government

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