South Africa: MPs Ready to Debate SONA

12 February 2019

Parliamentarians will weigh in on President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA), which he delivered last week.

The SONA debate will be held from today until Wednesday.

In his address on 7 February, the President identified five urgent tasks for government's work for the year ahead. These include accelerating inclusive economic growth and creating jobs; improving the education system and developing the skills that are needed.

Furthermore, the President identified the need to improve the conditions of life for all South Africans, especially the poor; intensifying the fight against corruption and State capture and the need to strengthen the capacity of the State to address the needs of the people.

President Ramaphosa, who will sit in during the debate, will have an opportunity to respond to the debate on Thursday.

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