Ramaphosa carries weight of economic expectations on shoulders

South Africa’s brand new President Cyril Ramaphosa is riding on a wave of goodwill across the political divide as the country looks to him to steer the recovery of an ailing economy widely attributed to his predecessor Jacob Zuma. But failure by Ramaphosa to quickly get the economy back on track and clean out the corruption critics say has infiltrated the government and state entities could see South Africa lose further standing with investors and ratings agencies, and lose the ruling ANC support in 2019 elections.