SA has a new president: Jeff Radebe babysits SA while Ramaphosa is abroad

SA has a new president: Jeff Radebe babysits SA while Ramaphosa is abroad

Jeff Radebe has been promoted to head of state- for two days, while President Cyril Ramaphosa and his deputy are abroad.

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The Energy Minister would be filling in for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa while he tends to official business abroad.

Ramaphosa appointed Radebe as the acting president before he and his second in command, David Mabuza, left the country for work.

Briefly.co.za learned Ramaphosa left South Africa on Monday night, to attend a meeting of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva.

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The international trip followed the South African head of state’s appointment as the co-chair of the organisation's global commission last week.

Eyewitness News reported the commission is in charge of conducting detailed assessment regarding the transformation in the workplace.

On Wednesday, the SA Government shared photos of Ramaphosa meeting with the “Director General of the International Labour Organisation, Mr Guy Ryder, ahead of the meeting of the Global Commission of Future of Work in Geneva, Switzerland.”

Meanwhile, Mabuza had an appointment with Russia’s commander in chief, President Vladimir Putin earlier this week.

The South African deputy president would use the work opportunity to formally invite the Russian head of state to the Brics summit in SA in July, as well as to congratulate him on winning the national elections.

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