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Jacob Zuma has resigned as South Africa's president – an inevitable move, following the African National Congress' withdrawal of its support. Two decades after Nelson Mandela tried – and failed – to pass the presidency to Cyril Ramaphosa, the former deputy president and current ANC head has become South Africa's leader. Second, Ramaphosa's government, whenever it is seated, will need to move quickly to reform the state's relationship with SOEs.For example, mining continues to be a significant contributor to the South African economy; if managed properly, the sector could be a powerful lever for supporting the growth of upstream manufacturing. Finally, Ramaphosa will need to invest heavily in South Africa's education system, a sector that Zuma largely neglected.South Africa is a small country, but with the right reform-minded leadership, it can reassume its regional role as an economic and political powerhouse. To achieve a future defined by full employment, social justice, strong governance and international credibility – the era that Mandela represented – Ramaphosa will need to return to the path from which Zuma so egregiously strayed.
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