Much has been said about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address, most of it negative. Seeing that it was his third in about 16 months, I wasn’t expecting that much from it.

For me, a commitment to actually implementing the pledges in his February 2018 speech would have been enough. Much of the disappointment had to do with the feeling that the big things — from Eskom to restoring SA’s fiscal health — were once again kicked down the road...

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