Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s president has been listed in TIME magazine 2019 TIME 100. Ramaphosa and Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia are the only African leaders included in 2019’s list which recognizes achievements, activism, and innovation of the world’s most influential people.
The recognition represents another milestone in what is a historic year for Ramaphosa Cyril and his leadership in South Africa country.
Ramaphosa has been a describes ad a patient leader , raised in the township of Soweto. He is said to have used his political skills to get South Africa out of Apartheid.
… Then, when he was sidelined for the presidency in the 1990s, he harnessed his cunning and gregariousness to make a vast fortune in business, while his rivals sank the country into dysfunction and cronyism. Times 100 states
Cyril Ramaphosa is also said to have changed South Africa bringing an end to corruption and awakening the stagnant economy. He is said to have fought the toughest battle of corruption. Here is how Times Magazine Describes Ramaphosa’s achievements that made him take home fame of being the most influential leader in the world
Now finally, at 66, Ramaphosa, or Cyril, as he’s known to South Africans, has the chance to end corruption and grow the stalled economy. That could be his toughest battle yet. Blackouts, grinding poverty and massive unemployment have left millions desperate for quick results.
Vicious infighting in his African National Congress party leaves him vulnerable to a coup, or perhaps an ouster in elections on May 8. For all that, Ramaphosa has kept his characteristic chuckle and his knack for focusing on the bigger picture. “Unity,” he said recently, “was never going to happen overnight.” After a lifetime fighting his enemies, he should know.