To lead South Africa, Ramaphosa must balance populism and pragmatism

Maiden speeches are tricky. They only come once. The one delivered by newly-elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa required extraordinary ingenuity. Ramaphosa had to knit together multiple dynamics into a coherent whole. He managed to do this, delivering a speech which largely resonated with the delegates. His maiden address to the […]
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