Update: Uncle Cyril gave us a public holiday!

Update: Uncle Cyril gave us a public holiday!

Did Uncle Cyril reward us for being World Champions? Let's find out...

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Update as of Tuesday, 31 October 

On Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation. The verdict? The public holiday traditionally on Saturday, 16 December, has been moved to Friday, 15 December. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa also mentioned the government’s successes over the past two years, giving a glimpse of what his party's election campaign will sound like. He further mentioned the Springboks’ World Cup victory and how things are taking a turn for the better in our country. 

As predicted, he spoke on the efforts made to curb loadshedding through additional Eskom capacity and legislative changes.

Check out ECR NewsWatch for the latest.

Here's our story from Monday afternoon with predictions as to what Cyril's address will, uhm, address:

Shock, surprise, and curiosity circulate through Mzansi as Mr President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is set to address the nation on Monday night. 

Uncle Cyril will take centre stage celebrating the Boks and this glory will only be amplified when they touch down back in Mzansi. 

While a vast majority of the population believes that he will be giving us a public holiday, others reckon it is just a bittersweet coincidence and a loadshedding update. 

Make sure to turn your television on at 8pm this evening for the official scoop. In the meantime, here's what the East Coast Breakfast team think...

Darren says: “The only thing that could make this week better is if we have a public holiday..."

Carmen and Sky are both certain that we will get a public holiday. Share your thoughts with us below: 

In other news, we are painting the city green and gold this week Saturday.

According to SA Rugby Mag: "The team and management will arrive back in South Africa on Tuesday (10.55am) at OR Tambo International Airport and will commence the tour 48 hours later. The tour will start in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto – concluding at FNB Stadium – on Thursday, 2 November, and take in Cape Town (Friday, 3 November) and Durban (Saturday, 4 November) before concluding in the Eastern Cape (East London) on Sunday, 5 November."

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