What has Ramaphosa achieved in 9 months? A mixed bag, say commentators

What has Ramaphosa achieved in 9 months? A mixed bag, say commentators

- The FW de Klerk Foundation has reviewed Cyril Ramaphosa's nine months in office

- It said much of what he promised in February remains unachieved

- However, it credited Ramaphosa for some achievements, including the cleanup of SOEs

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The FW de Klerk Foundation is not too impressed with President Cyril Ramaphosa's nine months in office.

The Foundation published a review of Ramaphosa's performance so far on its website yesterday, TimesLIVE reports.

It said the president made a long list of pledges, such as holding summits on jobs and investments. Others included speeding up infrastructure development and support for small businesses.

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The Foundation said Ramaphosa has delivered a mixed bag of outcomes so far. For instance, there's not much evidence of accelerated infrastructure development.

There has been little done to remove regulatory barriers stifling small businesses, the Foundation added.

It also slated Ramaphosa for the ANC's land expropriation policy, which it said risks affecting agricultural output.

Furthermore, the Foundation called for the Social Sector Summit to be held to tackle crime prevention. There has been little action on the review of Cabinet size, it argued.

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However, the Foundation noted some achievements Ramaphosa has made so far. These include the revised Mining Charter and the holding of several summits on jobs, investments, and gender issues.

It also praised Ramaphosa for the ongoing cleanup of state owned enterprises and for commanding respect through his engagements in Parliament.

Politicians similarly had a mixed take on the president's performance, Briefly.co.za gathered. Congress of the People's Dennis Bloem praised Ramaphosa for his investment drive.

Nevertheless, IFP's Mkhuleko Hlengwa was more critical:

We have a different choirmaster with the same script. He has not covered himself in any glory by the near-total retention of the Zuma Cabinet.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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