President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address unsurprisingly focused on the economy. The local economy is faced with serious challenges leading to low growth, low investments and high unemployment levels. The president says steps are being taken to turn the picture around and set the economy on a growth trajectory.
He says capacity is being built in the Presidency and elsewhere in the state to fast-track progress on a clear list of urgent reforms.
SABC News speaks to  Stanlib chief economist Kevin Lings.