The African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule says President Cyril Ramaphosa focused on issues that will help to stimulate the struggling economy and create jobs.
“The focus of the address is about science and technology, skills revolution; it’s about young people who constitute the majority of the population of South Africa.”
“It is so important and the President has actually emphasised those things, building universities, a university of crime and detection in Hammanskraal, and University of Science and Technology.”
Meanwhile the ACDP has described as good news the President’s announcement that independent power producers will sell electricity to municipalities directly so that more energy is produced rather than depending on Eskom alone.
Party leader the Reverend Kenneth Moshoe says the announcement is good for economic growth.
Cosatu says it welcomes President Ramaphosa’s statement on efforts to save Eskom as long as it does not affect the jobs of workers at the power utility.
Cosatu President Zingiswa Losi says: “We said these are three principle issues. We are not going to allow job losses as a result of unbundling. We don’t want huge tariffs of electricity for the poorest of the poor in our country. Thirdly, we said no privatization to Eskom.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers #SONA2020 Speech, Click video below: