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Vaccine, local elections and the economy: Is this Ramaphosa’s toughest Sona yet?

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President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Rodger Bosch/Reuters
President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Rodger Bosch/Reuters


The upcoming state of the nation address (Sona) is expected to highlight ways in which South Africa can salvage its ailing economy, government’s response to the Covid-19 coronavirus and the crisis faced within local government.

The Sona will take place on Thursday at 7pm. This year’s theme is: Following up on your commitments: making your future work better.

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The EFF has sent a legal letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office, demanding that the lockdown regulations be relaxed to allow political gatherings in compliance with all Covid-19 protocols. The party said that regulations prohibit political campaigning and activities in preparation for this year’s local government elections.
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