ANALYSIS | How Cyril Ramaphosa rose to the occasion in the face of serious challenges in 2020

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The president having his temperature checked as he assesses a quarantine facility in Pietermaritzburg. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES)
The president having his temperature checked as he assesses a quarantine facility in Pietermaritzburg. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES)

When he was inaugurated 2018, he was seen as South Africa’s saviour – finally a cool, clear head and a safe set of hands to steer us out of the mess of the Zuma years.  

Ramaphora reigned and many felt hopeful about the changes President Cyril Ramaphosa would introduce into a country that had been ravaged by corruption and plagued by a sluggish economy.  

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