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State Of The Nation Address (SONA) 2021

Highlights _________________________________________________________________________________

  • The State of the Nation Address (Sona) 2021 contained no new plans.

  • It focused on combatting COVID-19, its variant and securing vaccines, as well as implementing the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan.

  • The emphasis was on infrastructure rollouts, an increase in local production (import substitution), employment stimulus and an increase in electricity generation.

  • Other issues discussed included plans to fight corruption and gender-based violence.

  • There was no reference to fiscal challenges, issues that will affect South Africa’s credit rating.

  • A number of new bodies were established in areas where consensus is lacking.

  • It seems as plans were made to accelerate economic reforms.

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