President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation this evening where he will outline his vision for the country and announce the government’s programme of action for the next five years.
The State of the Nation Address (SONA) marks the start of the work for the sixth administration as well as the democratic Parliament after the successful conclusion of the country’s National and Provincial Elections in May.
President Ramaphosa is expected to reflect on the country’s political, social and economic welfare and chart the new path the country will take.
In his inauguration, President Ramaphosa said: “Yes, South Africa, Thuma Mina!” as he pledged to serve the country and build a South Africa we all want and deserve.
He indicated that his administration will work with business, labour as well as South African citizens, to mobilise all resources to address the challenges the country faces.
As the country embarks on a new era of hope and renewal, President Ramaphosa said one of his key missions would be to forge an ethical state, free of corruption.
With this foundation, the President said it will be a compact for growth and economic opportunity, for productive lands and viable communities, for knowledge, for innovation, and for services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable that generate social value and propel human development.
In this regard President Ramaphosa is expected to outline this vision as well as give timeframes as to how his administration will achieve this vision.