President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to answer oral questions in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) this afternoon. This is Ramaphosa’s first oral reply session for the last quarter of Parliament which resumed this week.

Some of the questions President Ramaphosa is expected to face from NCOP delegates include whether government is developing mechanisms to strengthen South African borders to deter illegal immigrants, curb the proliferation of drugs and other cross border crimes. He will also answer a question on what intervention government has made following a march to the union building in 2018 by asbestos victims especially from the John Taolo Gaitsewe District in the Northern Cape.

The President will further answer a question on whether South Africa has developed any strategic interventions aimed at protecting the economy and domestic industries including the manufacturing sector.