Cyril Ramaphosa has been president of South Africa for 100 days. Over the past three months, News24 followed his every move, decision and announcement on a site dedicated to holding the president to his word and keeping you updated about whether he followed through on everything he said he would do. 

5 big wins of Ramaphosa's first 100 days in office

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first 100 days in office have seen some immediate improvements in governance, investor confidence and the fight against corruption. Here are the big victories of his first 100 days in office.

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Cyril 100 scorecard

See how analysts rated President Cyril Ramaphosa's performance over the first 100 days of his presidency out of ten.

Adriaan Basson: Why Ramaphosa should score an A on his first 100 days

Ramaphosa is no saint and we should guard against deifying politicians. But let’s give credit it's due: He has dragged us from the gutter with a clear vision and willingness to do the right thing.

Ramaphosa is no saint and we should guard against deifying politicians. But let’s give credit it's due: He has dragged us from the gutter with a clear vision and willingness to do the right Take a moment to consider the catastrophe that was avoided by Ramaphosa's victory in December at Nasrec. Had the trade unionist-turned-businessman and farmer not managed to score the narrowest of victories through the most intriguing of chess games, this is what South Africa could have looked like today.

Zuma would still have been president. The Guptas would still have been running the country from Saxonwold. Eskom would have run out of money and we would probably have had to borrow from the International Monetary Fund to keep afloat. Tom Moyane would still have been the boss of SARS and Arthur Fraser would have continued as the spy boss through his underhanded ways. We would have been in the thick of a nuclear tender process, with Russia starting to pack their shipping containers, writes Adriaan Basson.

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3 fails of the Ramaphosa presidency

The issue of land reform has largely dominated discussions Ramaphosa’s presidency, with the ANC adopting land expropriation without compensation as its official policy at its national conference at Nasrec. That, along with the postponed national minimum wage and slow progress in the healthcare department have been his biggest fails.

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Ramaphosa's big challenge to turn early wins into long-term success

For a very long time South Africans were fed rhetoric that was consistently at odds with the actions of politicians. Ramaphosa has so far said mostly the right things. That's the easiest part of his job. The difficult part is make things happen. The lies that people have been fed while watching politicians and their friends line their pockets have created a great deal of cynicism about our politics and is among the causes of instability in many communities around the country.

Ramaphosa needs to demonstrate that he understands people's concerns. People want him to make miracles happen and fix the country now. They have been waiting for Godot the last eight years. They must not be made to wait for "thuma mina" while they are told things will be fine in the long run. In the long run, as the economist John Maynard Keynes once put it, we'll all be dead, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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6 small victories of the Ramaphosa presidency

President Cyril Ramaphosa has had 100 days in office to tackle some of the most complicated challenges, including rescuing South Africa’s ailing state-owned enterprises, fuelling economic growth and untangling a web of corruption entrenched in government structures. While the jury is out on whether he succeeded in all of these, there were, at the least, some small victories for the Ramaphosa presidency.

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