Cyril's test after pandemic will be unemployment, poverty, inequality

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When Cyril Ramaphosa took over as president, it was clear what his presidency would be about.

History was going to judge him on his ability to put SA back on a trajectory of high economic growth that supports job-creation to slash the country's unsustainable unemployment and growing levels of poverty. Now it has become about how he handles Covid-19 and navigates SA through a global pandemic.

Unfortunately, he has to do so on the back of serious socioeconomic pressures and in the context of eroded confidence in the integrity of state institutions and credibility of political leadership, particularly from his governing ANC.

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