South Africa: Ramaphosa's major challenges after Zuma

After the celebrations of Ramaphosa's election die down, focus will shift to what needs to be done to improve life for South Africans.

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    Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected to be the next president of South Africa.

    But the new leader will face challenges including high unemployment and a lack of security on the streets.

    Ramaphosa is also still haunted by his involvement in the violent end of a mining strike in Marikana.

    With elections set for 2019, Ramaphosa will have to work fast before he faces the people again.

    Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid has more.


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