'SONA will inspire South Africans to dream big': Ramaphosa

'SONA will inspire South Africans to dream big': Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he's under no illusion as to the importance of this evening's State of the Nation Address. 


Speaking on the steps of the National Assembly yesterday, Ramaphosa said South Africa is facing many challenges including an under-performing economy.

"I'll be speaking to all South Africans and addressing a number of issues that are of concern to all of us as South Africans. Out of this, we hope that we will be able to dream big and be galvanised to build the South Africa, we deserve."

Meanwhile, the address comes amid questions over government's ability to grow the economy and cut unemployment. 

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Analysts, trade unions and business are all in agreement - President Cyril Ramaphosa's first SONA since the ANC's victory last night needs to focus on the economy and ways to get the country's people back to work. 

That's not to mention the issue of Eskom and SAA as well as policy differences within the ANC on issues such as the Reserve Bank. 

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane says Ramaphosa has to step to the plate this evening. 

"Talk is not going to cut it. We need reform. We need deliberate and intentional reform," he said. 

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