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Cyril Ramaphosa

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa

President of South Africa

Born 17-11-1952 in Soweto South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa is currently the president of South Africa. He was the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa. He is the founder of Shanduka Group. He was a Non-Executive Director for Standard Bank Group Limited. Ramaphosa is best known for founding the National Union of Mineworkers, the most powerful trade union in South Africa.

Ramaphosa is also known for the role he played during the negotiations to bring a peaceful end to the apartheid and for steering the country towards its first democratic elections in 1994. In early 2011 Ramaphosa took over the McDonald's franchise in South Africa.

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Previous Position(s)

Non-Executive Chairman | Board | PAN AFRICAN RESOURCES PLC
2009 - 2011

Non-Executive Director | ASSORE LTD
2006 - 2011

Non-Executive Chairman | MTN GROUP LTD

ICT and Telecommunications

Non-Executive Director | Alexander Forbes Limited
2002 - 2014

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Independent Non-Executive Director | MTN GROUP LTD

ICT and Telecommunications

Chairman | Johnnic Holdings Limited
1996 - 2006

Non Executive Director | Property Fund Managers | CAPITAL PROPERTY FUND

Property and Real Estate

Deputy Chairman | Rebserve Holdings Limited

Educational history


Mphaphuli High School , Sibasa, South Africa (1971)


University of the North

Baccalaureus Procurationis - Law

University of Port Elizabeth

Honorary Doctorate

National University of Lesotho

Awarded in 2002

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of the North

Awarded in 2002

Honorary Doctorate

University of South Africa

Completed 1981

B. Proc. Degree - Law

University of Cape Town

Honorary Doctorate

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Honorary Doctorate



National Order of the Baobab in Silver | The Presidency | 2009

Olof Palme Prize | 1987

Shortlist and nomination

The Time 100 | 2007

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