Even although he has been South Africa’s head of kingdom for four years, no longer plenty is known approximately President Cyril Ramaphosa and his family, especially his spouse, Tshepo Motsepe, South Africa’s first woman.
With the State of the Nation Address (Sona) best hours away, South Africans have become more and more interested in the president’s private existence.
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We have a look at a few exciting stuff you may not have recognised approximately President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spouse:
Tshepo Motsepe changed into born in Soweto and raised in the rural villages of Mathibestad near Hammanskraal and her ancestral domestic, Mmakau, within the North West province.
While no longer a good deal is understood about how Ramaphosa met his 1/3 wife, we know that the couple got married in 1996 and have been happily married ever on account that, in spite of the truth that he admitted to having an affair in 2017. They have four kids collectively.
Tshepo Motsepe is not most effective the First Lady of South Africa, she is likewise the daughter of the late Chief Augustine Butana Chaane Motsepe, who become a mining tycoon and previous Mamelodi Sundowns owner.
Her brother is Patrice Motsepe, additionally a mining magnate, who has been serving because the President of the Confederation of African Football considering the fact that March 2021. He is also the founder and govt chairman of African Rainbow Minerals and sits on numerous corporation boards. Patrice additionally owns soccer club Mamelodi Sundowns, and changed into named South Africa’s richest guy in 2012.
Tshepo’s sister, Bridgette Radebe, is married to Jeff Radebe who changed into appointed as Minister of Energy by Ramaphosa in February 2018. Before that he changed into Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development from 2009 to 2014. He changed into part of every national management from 1994 till the 2019 election.
Tshepo Motsepe studied to come to be a scientific physician on the University of KwaZulu-Natal and finished her Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health and Aging at Harvard School of Public Health. She also holds a Social Entrepreneurship Programme certificates from the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Motsepe has labored in each private and public hospitals in South Africa and Zimbabwe. She has served because the chairperson of Gauteng health branch’s Accreditation Committee, and works for numerous nongovernmental and nonprofit enterprises.
According to the Presidency, she is presently the Patron of the Early Care Foundation (previously ASHA Trust), a non-earnings enterprise which presents early adolescence improvement help programmes for home based totally crèches in disadvantaged communities.
She additionally serves as customer of the South African Civil Society for Women’s, Adolescents’ and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH), the Students Sponsorship Program and is a trustee of the Hospice Association of the Witwatersrand.
This article was first published in February 2017 and updated to include additional information in 2022.
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