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Promises, promises: a look back at Cyril’s Sonas ahead of 2022 address

From his inaugural speech in 2018 to the ‘no ordinary year’ that was 2021, this is what the president had to say

Presidency reporter

In his inaugural state of the nation address (Sona) in 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa promised to usher in a new dawn.

The lyrics of late music legend Hugh Masekela’s Thuma Mina (Send Me) were etched in the minds of 57-million hopeful South Africans as Ramaphosa asked them to allow him to deal decisively with fraud and corruption, low investor confidence, lack of service delivery and unemployment.

But now, on the eve of this year’s address, he is under unprecedented pressure...

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