It is a mere two-and-a-half months since President Cyril Ramaphosa won the ANC leadership contest last year. His victory was heart-stoppingly slim: he gained just 179 votes more than his opponent, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. His support in the national executive committee of the party was 42 out of the 80 seats. In the short time since then Ramaphosa has fired Jacob Zuma. He has weeded out the rot in the Eskom board and parts of its executive. He has cleaned out the cabinet, with 10 ministerial incumbents gone and a credible new Finance minister, Mining minister and Public Enterprises minister installed.Some public servants have been emboldened to reflect on their jobs and do the right thing. The Asset Forfeiture Unit has started going after the Gupta family gang and some of its associates. ANC members of parliament, for long as silent as church mice while their country burned, are finally asking some meaningful questions about governance. The Ramaphosa term at the helm of the ANC ha...

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