President Cyril Ramaphosa gets a crash course in building cars from Lukhanyo Ncapayi of the Mercedes-Benz Learning Academy in East London. Ramaphosa was there to announce that Mercedes-Benz is to invest a further €600-million into South Africa.
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For the first time‚ Cyril Ramaphosa’s face will appear on the ballot paper in next year’s elections.

This is likely to be a major factor in how people vote‚ or whether they vote at all.

Ramaphosa’s election as ANC leader has been a major game changer in South African politics since he has the potential to arrest the governing party’s downward trend at the polls.

There remains a lot of goodwill around his presidency and many people are willing him to succeed. He seems to have emptied out his bag of initial deliverables with his clean-up campaign in the state and removal of a number of compromised people in senior positions.

But there is a long way to go‚ including removing dead wood from his cabinet and cleaning up the National Prosecuting Authority.