Extract For those who have not met Cyril Ramaphosa, I have to tell you this: he is a helluva impressive guy. He is witty, charming, extremely intelligent, thoughtful, entertaining, serious and considered. It is hard to find fault with much he has done over the past 14 months of his tenure. He is cleaning up the corruption SA has suffered under; he is trying to restore the ANC to its old contradictory self; he is trying to stabilise the economy and begin the crucial task of creating jobs, removing poverty and lessening inequality; he makes the right noises about unifying an increasingly racially divided country. He is, most importantly, rebuilding our hollowed-out institutions, from the National Prosecuting Authority to the South African Revenue Service. He is surrounded by many vipers within the ANC, but he also brought back the delightful Tito Mboweni, Pravin Gordhan and a handful of others. And so when the likes of The Economist magazine, investment banks such as Goldman Sachs a...

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