Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Acknowledging that Eskom's finances are in dire straits was one of the most important issues addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in SONA, says an economist.
For most unionists who have followed these annual addresses over the years, the SONA must have been a case of déjà vu, says Terry Bell.
Here are seven key quotes by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the economy in his second State of the Nation Address.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday evening that debt-laden power utility Eskom would be split into three separate entities – generation, transmission and distribution – which would still fall under the company Eskom Holdings.
The president must guarantee that the restructuring of Eskom he announced in his State of the Nation Address will not lead to job losses, says Cosatu.
The debt-ridden power utility will have to change its business model as government plans to break the entity into three parts, president Cyril Ramaphosa has said.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured that state assets will not be disposed if they are strategic for the development of the economy and South Africans.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday that his government was addressing concerns around policy uncertainty and inconsistency.
EE Publishers’ investigative editor and managing director, Chris Yelland, caught up with Eskom’s new chief financial officer Calib Cassim after the State of the Nation Address for in in-depth interview.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Presidential Jobs Summit last year was a success and social partners have committed to create 275 000 direct jobs, every year.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his State of the Nation Address that Eskom would be split into separate entities – generation, transmission and distribution.
Ramaphosa was speaking only hours after Total announced the deep-water Brulpadda oil and gas find.
Ramaphosa said the first investment conference, which took place in October, garnered nearly R300bn in investment pledges, labelling it a "huge success".
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