Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
11 Feb 2021
5:00 am

Sona 2021: So many promises in the past…less talk, more action

Eric Naki

Issues include job creation, economic recovery plan and tax initiative extension.

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the State of the Nation address (Sons) on February 13, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images / Jeffrey Abrahams

It won’t be business as usual when President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his crisis time State of the Nation Address (Sona) this evening. Even the ANC alliance partners want action and a break from the tradition of pronouncements without visible delivery. Many want to hear how the president plans to proceed with the coronavirus fight, as well as his efforts to resuscitate the ailing economy and stem the tide of job losses. They spoke about having heard so many promises, but seen little action in the last three years. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said: “We do not...