- President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the country at SONA 2019 and pledged that government will tackle poverty, inequality and unemployment over the next 10 years
- Ramaphosa promised to bring economic development to local areas and to increase youth employment by two million
- The promises were met with cynicism and criticism by many on social media
SONA 2019 took place on Thursday and South Africans eagerly-awaited President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address.
Traditionally, the speech shares some lofty promises from government and this one was no different.
Unfortunately, many of the objectives haven’t been met over the years and the cynicism amongst South Africans was evident via social media.
President Ramaphosa pledged to make serious inroads into the major issues facing the population, such as poverty, inequality and unemployment.
Ramaphosa called for significant progress in this regard over the next ten years.
The president also promised to boost economic development in local areas through the use of spatial interventions.
Briefly.co.za gathered some of the initial feedback via social media and many pessimistic views were shared.
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