Cyril Ramaphosa is the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa. He is also the Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, which is responsible for the strategic planning of the country. He was the founder of Shanduka Group and served as its Executive Chairperson from 2001 to 2013. He is the chairperson of Shanduka Foundation and founder and chairperson of Adopt-a-School Foundation.
Ramaphosa built up the biggest and most powerful trade union in South Africa, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), and played a crucial role during the negotiations to bring about a peaceful end to apartheid and steer the country towards its first democratic elections in April 1994.