President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a formidable strategic agenda. In every direction, and on every front, there is complexity and urgency, as well as tough choices. Putting aside for the moment the detritus of the Zuma years — for the toxic hangover may well linger — as well the necessity of having to looking constantly over his shoulder to ensure that his party is not tearing itself apart but remaining loyal to the Nasrec commitment to unity, there are many policy and governance dilemmas to wrestle with. Thus there is a need to prioritise strategically. First, of course, Ramaphosa must decide what to do with his Cabinet, including the position of deputy president. Wholesale change in structure and personnel is unlikely at this point, not least because of the interdependent relationship with what is going on behind him in the ANC, which must itself embark on what will probably be a long and difficult process of organisational renewal and reunification. As a simple example of this, whil...

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