ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, and South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa.
ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, and South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa. © Kim Ludbrook/EPA/MaxPPP
Cyril Ramaphosa owes his re-election as leader of the African National Congress (ANC) in large part to Gwede Mantashe. As a reward, Mantashe wants to stay on as energy minister. This puts the South African president in a bind, as coal-loving Mantashe is opposed to his green energy transition plans. [...] (583 words)
Issue dated 02/01/2023 Reading time 3 minutes
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