What Cyril Ramaphosa must do first upon becoming South Africa’s new President

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Sthembiso Zulu/EWN

I can’t think of any other leader of the country, going back to 1910, who has such experience in varied roles.

Nick Binedell

Cyril Ramaphosa is a consistent, ethical individual.

Nick Binedell

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma began direct discussions on Tuesday regarding Zuma’s removal.

Ramaphosa labelled the discussions as "constructive", adding that the two will report back to the ANC within the next few days.

The ANC top six first formally engaged President Jacob Zuma regarding his removal from office on Sunday.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Gordon Institute of Business Science’s Prof Nick Binedell.

Binedell gave a list of things the new President of South African must do first.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for morequotes from it).

He has to make sure through his actions that there is a shared vision… The action is even more important than the vision.

Nick Binedell

He’s a bureaucrat in many ways…

Nick Binedell

SOEs are number one… then he has to reform the State… the right officials must be appointed… and properly trained…

Nick Binedell

He’s got to revitalise the organisation [ANC].

Nick Binedell

We don’t need a grand plan for the next 20 years… we just need a sensible one…

Nick Binedell

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