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Ramaphosa: Path to Power


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Ramaphosa: Path to Power

Ray Hartley

ISBN 9781868429165

In Ramaphosa: Path to Power veteran journalist Ray Hartley reveals how Cyril Ramaphosa pulled off one of the greatest political comebacks of modern times, and what lies in store for the new president as he embarks on a hefty clean-up operation of a country in shambles.

Ray Hartley’s bestselling 2017 biography, Ramaphosa: The Man Who Would Be King, offered a cogent analysis of how the former nearly-man of South African politics handled the key challenges he faced in the unions, in business and in politics. In this updated edition, Hartley questions whether the former ‘man in the middle’ can lead from the front, now that he has publicly denounced the besmirched Zuma and his corrupted ANC and established himself as a worthy recipient of the country’s top job.

So begins a new era in South African politics. As he takes the helm in 2018, Ramaphosa faces his biggest challenge yet: fixing a broken economy, weeding out Zuma’s corrupt cronies in government and, finally, delivering on his promise of a better life for the poor majority.

This fully revised edition also includes a new introduction and an additional chapter that covers the most recent developments in Ramaphosa’s career and in South African politics.






The Author

ray hartleyRay Hartley worked as an administrator at the CODESA negotiations, which ended apartheid. He has covered the unfolding drama of the new South Africa as a political correspondent, travelling extensively with Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. Hartley was the founding editor of The Times and editor of South Africa’s largest newspaper, The Sunday Times, from 2010 to 2013. He is author of Ragged Glory: The Rainbow Nation in Black and White and editor of the essay collection How to Fix South Africa.







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