Cyril Ramaphosa, the Jews and Israel

How will the new ANC leader’s election affect South African Jewry and ties with the Jewish state?

January 9, 2018 14:37

ANC 54th national conference opens in Johannesburg, December 17, 2017 (Reuters)

ANC 54th national conference opens in Johannesburg, December 17, 2017 (Reuters)


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ON DECEMBER 18, South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), elected a new leader at its National Conference, which is held every five years.

The 65-year-old Cyril Ramaphosa narrowly beat Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former wife of South Africa’s current president, Jacob Zuma, in what was a heated race.


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