Everything seems set for a smooth operation tonight at the anticipated State of the Nation Address, where President Cyril Ramaphosa hopes to spark his 'New Dawn'.
All systems are a go for tonight's State of the Nation Address, according to the Presiding Officers of Parliament, Thandi Modise and Amos Masondo.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was briefed on the preparations for the event tonight, said that he will be addressing the entire country in his speech:
"It is an important address, particularly taking into account where we are as a country, where the economy performs well. I will be addressing all South Africans and I will be addressing a number of issues that are a concern to all of us."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the organisers of the event have gone through every effort to cut costs, bringing the total budget in at under R2 million for a more modest affair.
President Cyril Ramaphosa hopes to inspire with his address, commenting that:
"This is the moment when we have to move forward with greater determination for the South Africa that we deserve after years of apartheid and colonialism."
Thandi Modise is adamant that order will be upheld fairly and equally across the board during today's proceedings, breaking away from the chaos that reigned during earlier addresses.
Modise commented that the address is expected to run smoothly, starting and ending on time.
The stage has been set for the president, with all eyes cast in his direction, hopeful that he will be able to give insight into how he intends to hoist his 'New Dawn' upon the nation.
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