Like most business people, I tend to listen to the state of the nation address with a psychological searchlight for clues of where our economy could be going for the year. When President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation this week, it was very clear that the man is all about the economy. "While there is a broad range of critical work being done across government, this evening I want to address the five most urgent tasks at this moment in our history. These are tasks that will underpin everything that we do this year . Firstly, we must accelerate inclusive economic growth and create jobs," opened Ramaphosa. This is probably the single most important attribute of the Ramaphosa presidency, and one that we must leverage in every way possible. The man just knows what to say and how to say it. I was struck by the constant reference to key priorities along with timelines on most of the president's plans - the target to be in the top 50 in the next three years in the World Bank's ranking...

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