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Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African lawyer, trade union leader, activist, politician and businessman. He is a Non-executive Director at Lonmin Plc in South Africa, Standard Bank, Alexander Forbes and SABMiller. He is also Director at Macsteel Holdings (Pty) Limited and South African Special Risks Insurance Association (SASRIA). Mr Ramaphosa is Non-executive Chair of the MTN Group Limited and Non-executive Joint Chairman of Mondi Limited in South Africa. He is also Chair of TBW Hunt Lascaris and Johnnic Holdings Limited. He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Shanduka Group, member of the Coca-Cola Company International Advisory Board and a Member of the Advisory Council to Unilever in Africa. In early 2011 Cyril Ramaphosa took over the McDonald's franchise in South Africa.
He is a member of the National Executive Committee in the African National Congress, and was one of the freedom fighters who received Nelson Mandela after his release from prison in 1990.
He holds several honorary degrees as well as a BProc Degree (University of South Africa) and a Baccalaureus Procurationis from the University of the North. He received the Olaf Palme Prize (Stockholm) and the Visiting Prof of Law - Stanford University from the United States of America.