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Cyril Ramaphosa Biography


Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African businessman and politician who serves as the fifth president of South Africa since 2018 and president of the African National Congress since 2017.

He has been called a skillful negotiator and strategist who acted as the ANC’s Chief Negotiator during South Africa’s transition to democracy. Ramaphosa built up the biggest and most powerful trade union in the country, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)

His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa

BORN: 17 November 1952 (age 69)

HOME TOWN: Soweto, Transvaal Province, Union of South Africa

PARENT: Erdmuth Ramaphosa (mother) and Samuel Ramaphosa (father)

SPOUSE: Hope Ramaphosa ​(m. 1978; div. 1989)​, Nomazizi Mtshotshisa ​(m. 1991; div. 1993)​, Tshepo Motsepe ​(m. 1996)


OCCUPATION: Politician, Businessperson, Activist, Labor Union Leader

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