President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday unveil government’s economic reconstruction and recovery plan during a joint sitting of Parliament.

In a letter he wrote to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise last week requesting the joint sitting, the President said the country needs to take extraordinary measures towards a speedy and sustainable economic recovery.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the economy due to lockdown where some of the economic activities came to a standstill except essential services.

The video below looks at expectations from President Ramaphosa’s economic recovery plan:

The joint sitting which will be held via hybrid will be at 2 pm in the afternoon.

The economic recovery plan seeks to address the huge economic fallout and job losses that have resulted from the COVID-19 lockdown.

The joint sitting means the President’s reply to oral questions in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will be rescheduled.

Below is the statement from the Presidency: