Franklin D Roosevelt, despite the fact that Wall Street backed him and that he was a descendant of prominent business families of his day, was considered one of the people to be the hardest on corporate America. He took on monopolies and steered the country into superpower status by the time of his death seven months before the end of World War 2. The America he led was still in the grip of the Great Depression of the 1930s, caused by the very same class that backed his ascension. He would also lead the country through the greatest global conflict of all time that was World War 2. While Cyril Ramaphosa doesn't have the early advantages that Roosevelt had, there's no denying that in the years since democracy he has been favoured by South Africa's business elite and has been part of very few success stories in the country's attempts at transforming the economy. Outside of the rough and tumble of the ANC, it wasn't as cold for him as it was for many of his comrades that had fallen out ...

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