Perspective: Details, Promises, Thuma Mina 2.0 – an election speech designed to lift SA’s spirit


By Marianne Merten

Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address hit all the right notes: from restructuring Eskom to removing the biggest risk to the economy – the quantum of the bailout was kicked for touch to the Budget – and further steps to clean up institutions like State-owned Enterprises and the intelligence services. It was an election-mode SONA without being crass about it. Opposition parties were left with not much to say except that the proof would be in the pudding.


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