"It is as if Cyril is confirming that he has taken over the reins", said Susan Booysen, a political science professor at the University of Witwatersrand's School of Governance. There are interactions between comrade Ramaphosa and President Zuma about managing the interaction between Luthuli House and the Union Buildings.
Any sign that Zuma could step down before his second presidential term ends in 2019 has tended to lift South African assets, including the rand currency.
At 0629 GMT, the rand traded at 12.0950 per dollar, 0.35 percent lower than its NY close on Monday.
Though Mr Magashule denied that there was any "timeline" for Mr Zuma to step down or be recalled by the party, some observers say the president's early departure from office now looks inevitable.
"The financial markets have reacted very positively to these and related developments in the ANC, as have numerous disaffected voices who a year ago were clamouring for change in the ruling party", said NKC African Economics analyst Gary van Staden.
The BOJ is lagging behind its global peers in normalizing policy after years of unprecedented stimulus. Almost half of those surveyed by Bloomberg said they expected the first move to come later this year.
Get ready for plenty of A-Rod, baseball fans. "I am incredibly excited to work with both Alex and Matt", Mendoza said. But sources close to ESPN said that the proposed Disney-Fox marriage didn't play a role in the A-Rod hire.