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Ramaphosa

Narrated by: Bongani Pepetta
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is credited with driving through the deal between the apartheid government and the African National Congress that was at the heart of South Africa’s democratic constitution. He was the ANC’s lead negotiator and the man who persuaded one of the most recalcitrant racist governments in the world to buy into a settlement based on one of its most enlightened bills of rights. But once the ink had dried on the constitution, Ramaphosa found himself politically sidelined. Before the negotiations he had been the head of the country’s largest mineworkers union. Afterwards, he went into business after concluding a landmark black empowerment deal. A talented negotiator capable of driving a hard bargain between implacable enemies, Ramaphosa has always been ‘the man in the middle’.

As Jacob Zuma’s presidency entered its final stretch, Ramaphosa re-entered politics as one of a handful of candidates to take over as ANC president and as president of South Africa. The question that everyone is asking is: can the man in the middle lead from the front? Ray Hartley, author and seasoned journalist, attempts to answer that question by looking at how Ramaphosa has handled the key challenges he has faced in the unions, in business and in politics.

©2018 Text: Ray Hartley; Published edition: Jonathan Ball Publishers (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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