RANJENI MUNUSAMY: Time to dispense with the niceties and get down to brass tacks, Mr President
South Africans know better than to expect ‘shock and awe’ in Thursday’s state of the nation address.
Since the beginning of the year, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been on a roadshow, delivering big speeches and announcing his broad intentions for the country.
It started with the ANC’s January 8 anniversary celebrations in Durban and the first major set piece was the February state of the nation address.
The ANC’s election campaign was a continuous restatement of the goals of the New Dawn and by the time it got to the party’s big closing rally, there was hardly anything to write home about.