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Politics: Cyril Ramaphosa is South Africa’s new president – Reforms are required

Thanks Waltie for this post.
Love your music selection… re Eddy Grant

  • Eddy Grant – Hello Africa (Live in London ’86.)
  • Eddy Grant – Gimme Hope Jo’Anna (Live at Nelson Mandela Concert)

 

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Cyril Ramaphosa

By Jason Burke – The Guardian UK – 26 May 2019

Voters are looking for the newly inaugurated president to take on networks of graft now they have given him a new mandate

In his long career as an activist, businessman and politician, Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s president, has overcome many challenges. But few have been as daunting as those he will face when he sits down in his office in Pretoria.

The first is to consolidate his own position. Despite his electoral win this month, and Saturday’s spectacular inauguration, the 66-year-old is politically weaker than he looks. The African National Congress is deeply divided. Many opposed Ramaphosa’s successful bid for power at an ANC conference in December 2017. Some believe he is too “pro-business” to take radical measures to redistribute wealth in one of the most unequal countries in the world and too close to…

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MUSICAL DOCTOR – UG confers Honorary Doctorate on Eddie Grant + Music Videos

The legendary award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer and guitarist, in a Facebook post, was congratulated by British Band, The Equals, of which he was a founding member.

The post read, “please join The Equals in congratulating our original member, songwriter & producer and dearest friend and band brother, Eddy Grant who was bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate by Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Prof. Nigel Harris for his ‘Excellence in Music and Civic Engagement’ by the University of Guyana.       Continue reading

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