President Cyril Ramaphosa and Caster Semenya have been named on the Time100 – a list of the most influential people in 2019…

Listed in the “Leader” category, president Ramaphosa keeps company with Imran Khan, US president Donald Trump and Catholic Pope Francis.

He is described having “perfected the art of patience” in a mini biography by Vivienne Walt.

“Raised in the township of Soweto, he honed his political skills helping his country navigate its way out of apartheid,” Walt wrote.

“Then, when he was side-lined for the presidency in the 1990s, he harnessed his cunning and gregariousness to make a vast fortune in business, while his rivals sank the country into dysfunction and cronyism.

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“Now finally, at 66, Ramaphosa, or Cyril, as he’s known to South Africans, has the chance to end corruption and grow the stalled economy.”

Caster Semenya made the list of Icons as reported by Sport24

In a mini biography penned by Edwin Moses, Semenya is described as “A world and Olympic track-and-field champion several times over, Caster Semenya has taught us that sex isn’t always binary, and caused us to question the justness of distributing societal benefits according to “male” and “female” classifications.”

The full Time100 list:


  • Sandra Oh
  • Indya Moore
  • Marlon James
  • Chrissy Teigen
  • Massimo Bottura
  • Hasan Minhaj
  • Samin Nosrat
  • Ninja
  • Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levin
  • Fred Swaniker
  • Lynn Nottage
  • Tara Westover
  • Adam Bowen and James Monsees
  • Barbara Rae-Venter
  • He Jiankui
  • Aileen Lee
  • Jay O’Neal and Emily Comer
  • Shep Doeleman


  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Regina King
  • Khalid
  • Emilia Clarke
  • BTS
  • Brie Larson
  • Joanna and Chip Gaines
  • Ariana Grande
  • Mahershala Ali
  • Glenn Close
  • Rami Malek
  • Luchita Hurtado
  • Ozuna
  • dream hampton
  • Richard Madden
  • Yalitza Aparicio
  • Clare Waight Keller


  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Donald Trump
  • Greta Thunberg
  • Andrés Manuel López Obrador
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Jacinda Ardern
  • Juan Guaidó
  • Abiy Ahmed
  • Mitch McConnell
  • Brett Kavanaugh
  • Jane Goodall
  • Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Zhang Yiming
  • Hoesung Lee
  • William Barr
  • Pope Francis
  • Xi Jinping
  • Leana Wen
  • Imran Khan
  • Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed
  • Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Robert Mueller
  • Mahathir Mohamad
  • Matteo Salvini
  • Jair Bolsonaro
  • Zhang Kejian


  • Taylor Swift
  • Michelle Obama
  • Spike Lee
  • Christine Blasey Ford
  • David Hockney
  • Desmond Meade
  • Lady Gaga
  • Radhya Almutawakel
  • Pierpaolo Piccioli
  • Maria Ressa
  • Caster Semenya
  • Mirian G.
  • Grainne Griffin, Ailbhe Smyth and Orla O’Connor
  • Loujain al-Hathloul


  • Mohamed Salah
  • LeBron James
  • Jennifer Hyman
  • Gayle King
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Tiger Woods
  • Jeanne Gang
  • Bob Iger
  • Pat McGrath
  • Alex Morgan
  • Vera Jourova
  • Ryan Murphy
  • Mukesh Ambani
  • Ren Zhengfei
  • Marillyn Hewson
  • Jerome Powell
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