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Ongama Mtimka | Only a sense of urgency, thinking outside the box, will set Ramaphosa apart

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Cyril Ramaphosa closing the ANC's conference.
Cyril Ramaphosa closing the ANC's conference.
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Nothing about the ANC's revived commitments suggest the slow, steady, business-as-usual approach the party has maintained under Cyril Ramaphosa will work going forward. The party is racing against time while its processes of cleaning itself up are running at a snail's pace, writes Ongama Mtimka.

It's 05:05 on a Saturday. Alan Winde wakes up to be greeted by a missed call notice on his phone. He checks his WhatsApp messages. One reads: "Hi Alan, I called to check how I could best enable you to do your job better in the coming week, give me a call please. Cyril."

That's the kind of personal touch and follow-through that can set President Cyril Ramaphosa apart from mediocrity in his second term.

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