The Nordic Africa Institute


What is Cyril Ramaphosa's greatest challenge?

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the keynote address at the launch of the Hillside View Integrated Housing Development Mangaung, (Photo: GCIS)

Photo: GCIS

Date • 12 Apr 2018

We asked two of our South Africa experts what they see as the single most crucial challenge for South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected 15 February 2018.

They gave two quite different answers:

  • creating a comprehensive welfare state
  • coming to terms with the unequal distribution of land