• President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SONA address reveals a floundering recovery effort that calls the likelihood of an imminent New Dawn into doubt, according to Dr Frans Cronje, CEO of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

  • South Africa’s primary agricultural employment improved marginally to 849 000 jobs in the last quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter. Although this data is encouraging in a climate where South Africa is exploring strategies that could unlock job creation in the agricultural sector, the country is still far behind its target of creating a million agricultural jobs by 2030 as envisaged in the National Development Plan.

  • The state of the nation address delivered by president Cyril Ramaphosa in parliament today is clearly pure wishful thinking and the beginning of the final countdown to the total destruction of the country's economic development and progress," says independent agricultural economist Fanie Brink.

  • Ons edelagbare President met al sy mooi drome het   sekere lede van die parlement en media baie opgewonde gemaak en geinspireer met sy mooi woorde en drome vir toekoms, ander was reeds gemaklik aan die slaap en ander het nie mooi geweet of die President werklik besig is om die land se probleme en oplossings aan te spreek nie.

  • TLU SA offers a 20-point plan for South Africa before SONA.

  • “Agbiz welcomes the greater realism articulated in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and especially welcomes the emphasis on inclusive economic growth to address key challenges facing South Africa.



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