Cyril Ramaphosa

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Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African businessman and politician who serves as the fifth president of South Africa since 2018 and president of the African National Congress (ANC) since 2017. Previously an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader and businessman, Ramaphosa served as secretary general to ANC President Nelson Mandela, deputy president to President Jacob Zuma, and chairman of the National Planning Commission from 2014 to 2018. He has been called a skillful negotiator and strategist who acted as the ANC's Chief Negotiator during South Africa's transition to democracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cyril Ramaphosa has received more than 4,328,065 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Cyril Ramaphosa is the 4,582nd most popular politician (up from 4,755th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 27th in 2019) and the 10th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Cyril Ramaphosa ranks 4,582 out of 15,710Before him are Stepan Shaumian, Ben Carson, Madame Nhu, Amyntas I of Macedon, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, and Toomas Hendrik Ilves. After him are Sviatoslav II of Kiev, Aristides Pereira, Cynisca, Tancredo Neves, Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco, and Bahram IV.

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Among people born in 1952, Cyril Ramaphosa ranks 61Before him are Lee Hsien Loong, George Papandreou, Christine Baranski, Maria Schneider, Christian Clavier, and Desireless. After him are Robin Hobb, Nicko McBrain, Irina Bokova, Umberto Tozzi, Didier Pironi, and Charles Scott Sherrington.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa ranks 26 out of 312Before him are Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), Jan Smuts (1870), Sydney Brenner (1927), Steve Biko (1946), Jody Scheckter (1950), and Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924). After him are Seymour Papert (1928), D. F. Malan (1874), Michael Levitt (1947), André Brink (1935), Arnold Vosloo (1962), and Abba Eban (1915).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa ranks 10Before him are Thabo Mbeki (1942), Jacob Zuma (1942), P. W. Botha (1916), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), and Jan Smuts (1870). After him are D. F. Malan (1874), Abba Eban (1915), Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Louis Botha (1862), and John Vorster (1915).

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