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Mind the gaps: the real message of Sona will be in what Cyril ...


Mind the gaps: the real message of Sona will be in what Cyril doesn’t say

Ramaphosa is facing more problems than solutions, and is likely to focus on what’s happened in the past year


President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his fourth State of the Nation address on Thursday facing more problems than he has solutions.

In this year’s address – which heralds his third year as president – there is more likely to be a focus on what he doesn’t say than what is actually contained in his speech. The address is set to go ahead at 7pm ... if there are no distractions.

Already, Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko has hinted that the Sona would be an account of the work done in the last year and is unlikely to contain anything groundbreaking or new...

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