The South African State of the Nation Address (SONA) has been a reflection of the country’s economic, political and social status. Over the years, the speech delivered by the sitting president has also reflected the transformation in the country’s status quo.
Though a lot has changed in the past decade , there are features and words that have dominated the State of the Nation Address over the years.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans not to succumb to the challenges that the ailing economy has presented, saying these should be confronted with resolve and action.
South Africa’s economy is growing below 1% making it even less likely to create jobs to reduce the high unemployment which is now sitting at 29% and is expected to increase this year.
Speaking during his State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly, Ramaphosa outlined government’s priorities for the year.
South Africans are hoping for more from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech in dealing with the ailing economy, unemployment, corruption, governance and public accountability when he delivers his (SONA) later today.