Andile Ramaphosa Biography
Andile Ramaphosa is the first-born son of the president of the Republic of South Africa. Although he underwent a little scandal, people close to him can testify to his humble and hardworking character.
His life is something to take home about and he evened married a woman outside the shores of South Africa.
|Parents||Cyril Ramaphosa and Dr. Tshepo Motsepe|
|Education||Accounting and Statistics|
Master’s degree in Economics
Master’s degree in Global Finance
|Alma mater||University of Cape Town|
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
NYU Stern School of Business.
The firstborn child of Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa, Andile Ramaphosa is 38 years old.
He attended the University of Cape Town and studied accounting and statistics (2001-2005).
He went for his master’s in economics at Fudan University (2007-2009).
He also obtained a master’s in Global Finance (2010-2011). Andile got this degree from two (2) institutions including the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the NYU Stern School of Business.
He is the son of the South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa and Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, the first lady of South Africa.
Andile’s father has been a popular South African politician even before his birth.
His father, Cyril, got married to the late Nomaziza Mtshotshisa. She was a businesswoman and the first woman in African to serve as the chairperson of the New York Stock Exchange.
They had their divorce in 2008 and she gave up the ghost that year following an illness she suffered.
Cyril later married his second wife Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, who the mother to Andile Ramaphosa.
He is a brother to two (2) sisters, Mashudu and Keneilewe (Kiki), and a half-sister. Cyril had Andile’s half-sister, Tulisa, with his late wife.
They study at the University of Cape Town. His other brother, Tumelo Ramaphosa by name, lives in San Francisco, California.
He is married to Bridget Birungi, a beautiful Ugandan woman daughter, Amama Mbabazi, former Ugandan Prime Minister.
The beautiful young woman is also well educated as she obtained a Master’s degree in engineering.
Their wedding held on 4 August 2018 and they also had a traditional wedding according to their cultures. The couple met about ten (10) years before they had their wedding.
The president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, graced the wedding ceremony.
In 2019, he was involved in a scandal that came with trouble for not him alone but his father, Cyril Ramaphosa.
According to News 21, Andile had a connection with Bosasa, presently African Global Operations.
He was given a huge sum of money from the company amounting to about R2million.
The money was paid to his company Blue Crane Capital and according to him, he was taken advantage of and at that time, he was very naive.
His campaign managers speedily returned the money as soon as they couldn’t verify its source. Cyril Ramaphosa, on the other hand, was harsh on his son, Andile.
The president went further to say that if Andile was guilty and involved in this matter, he will assist bring him to justice.