EDITORIAL: Expect a populist state of the nation address
Ramaphosa has set his sights on a pet project: the universal basic income grant
In an election year it is tempting for the governing party’s chief deployee to government — President Cyril Ramaphosa — to deliver a populist state of the nation address (Sona) when parliament reopens this Thursday.
Apart from the drama of the exclusion of Julius Malema and five other EFF MPs from Sona, the speech will be watched more for its pre-election promises. ..
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