Cosatu in the Western Cape is expected to embark on a two-hour long protest on Thursday at the Grand Parade in the Cape Town CBD, ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State-of-the-Nation-Address.

Job losses are among the issues that the labour federation will highlight.

Provincial secretary Malvern de Bruyn says they will also raise the challenges regarding the public transport system.

He says: “I think we just sending a message that people outside are very angry. We are worried about the job losses in this country, we want the president to come up with solutions on how we can save jobs and to sustain the current jobs in this country.”

“We also of the view that he will touch on those issues but we wish he would come out boldly in terms of the the issues we are raising.”

Ramaphosa will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address on Thursday, but this is his second since he was elected President after last year’s general elections.

It is widely expected that he will talk about how the government will stimulate the struggling economy, address matters around poor performing State-Owned Enterprises and job creation.

Several former Presidents of the country, except Jacob Zuma, are expected to attend the SONA at National Assembly.