- President Ramaphosa addressed South Africa and said he walks in the footsteps of Madiba
- Ramaphosa wants to use the same tactics that Nelson Mandela used as president of SA
- Ramaphosa believes if he does as Madiba did he will lead South Africa to become much better
President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted an interactive engagement with professionals in Sandton to discuss leadership.
Ramaphosa talked about bringing together South Africans and listening to the views of everyone.
The strength of doing this is to be able to bring together South Africans who have a contribution to make, who have views to put across so that we engage everyone and come out with the best solutions ever.
And this is precisely what I would say defines my style of leadership, which was Madiba's style of leadership. So I'm walking in his footsteps and say that is the best type of leadership, to listen and those who hold different views - bring them even closer as Madiba did so that you can hear them more clearly because when you have done so, you come up with the best decisions ever.
Ramaphosa also said that South Africa needs to be governed correctly to create a better country.
The other defining aspect of this new dawn must be our ability to govern well, to create a capable state. A state which will never be regarded as a failing state or a failed state.
A state which will govern to meet the interest of our people, the needs of our people. A state where we will know that everybody who is in the state is there to advance the interest of our people.
Ramaphosa is truly inspired by the ways of late Nelson Mandela as he has previously said that he wants to lead like the icon to whom so many look up.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that President Cyril Ramaphosa said that he is inspired by how Nelson Mandela served South Africa during his time as president. Ramaphosa believes that his 'consultative leadership approach' is something that he learned and copies from Mandela.
Perhaps a combination of Madiba's views and Ramaphosa's master-like business sense is just what South Africa needs.
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