President Cyril Ramaphosa walks through the parliament chambers ahead of the state of the nation address. Picture: GCIS
President Cyril Ramaphosa walks through the parliament chambers ahead of the state of the nation address. Picture: GCIS

I think last week’s state of the nation address was the best since President Cyril Ramaphosa took over in 2018. It was precise and to the point. It was actually — and rightfully so — a "state of the nation’s ambitions" address, rather than a "state of the nation". By now we all know what the state of the nation is.

The only big risk to achieving these ambitions is the cabinet, which contains a combination of old, tired and in some instances incompetent individuals.

Papa Mkwane
Houghton

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