The state must find nimble ways of tapping into private sector resources to ensure that the country does not get left behind in vaccine acquisitions, says Khaya Sithole.
February marks an important milestone for the Cyril Ramaphosa administration. Three years ago, the vagaries of the governing party – the ANC – conspired to facilitate the removal of Jacob Zuma from the presidency of the republic; and the elevation of Ramaphosa as his successor. A key selling point of the Ramaphosa ticket was his proximity and gravitas with big business. Having successfully transitioned from frontline politics to big business and generated a substantive fortune through it all, Ramaphosa represented a unique alternative for the ANC.