How does Naledi Pandor help Cyril Ramaphosa win the ANC presidency? This question begs answering after Ramaphosa’s announcement on Sunday that the science and technology minister would be his running mate for the ANC’s elective conference in December. In order to attain such an influential and sought-after position on Ramaphosa’s ticket‚ Pandor must offer something that no other ANC leader has. Perhaps it is that she is scandal-free and is a respected and experienced member of the NEC and cabinet.

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