Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa Quotes

South Africa, Politician
November 17, 1952

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African politician and the fifth President of South Africa. He became President following the resignation of Jacob Zuma. Previously an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader, and businessman, Ramaphosa served as the Deputy President of South Africa from 2014 to 2018. He was elected President of the African National Congress (ANC) at the ANC National Conference in December 2017. He is also the former Chairman of the National Planning Commission, which is responsible for strategic planning for the future of the country, with the goal of rallying South Africa "around a common set of objectives and priorities to drive development over the longer term".

Also known as President, Businessman

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  • Cyril Ramaphosa: While these numbers are broadly in line with what the various models had projected, there is a big difference between looking at a graph on a piece of paper and seeing real people becoming infected.
  • Cyril Ramaphosa: Immediate, swift and extraordinary action is required if we are to avoid human costs of this virus. If the nation failed to act swiftly, it could face a human catastrophe of enormous proportions.
  • Cyril Ramaphosa: It is concerning we are now dealing with internal transmission of the virus. This situation calls for an extraordinary response, there can be no half measures.
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