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Yet another deadline for broadcast digital migration

After six bumpy years the communications ministry is determined the project will be completed by March 22

Sona was a good speech. The problem is the reality on the ground

The nature of the ANC’s deployment policies and corruption rooted in the party will undermine Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan for South Africa

Sona 21: Malnutrition, Mr President, should be a ‘foremost, overriding priority’

Covid-19 has increased South Africa’s already dire child malnutrition levels, and the extension of the R350 special grant is not enough to change this

Yet another lacklustre Sona by Ramaphosa — political analysts

President Cyril Ramaphosa did little to inspire hope in the government’s strategy of boosting the economy, but all is not lost, political analysts say

Sona 2021: Ramaphosa accords the climate crisis only a cursory nod

Country can’t lose sight of the threat climate change poses, President Ramaphosa says.

‘Localisation, localisation, localisation’: Ramaphosa delivers a business-friendly Sona

The president’s focus is on fixing the economy — infrastructure build and local manufacturing are two priority areas

Sona 2021: Ramaphosa’s energy promises are finally catching up to renewable targets

The president’s latest energy commitments were meant to have been met years ago, but he struggled to get Gwede Mantashe on board

Education gets little attention in Sona, despite being badly affected by Covid

Ramaphosa says regaining learning time lost to the coronavirus pandemic will be a priority this year, but does not specify how

Whoever switches off the lights should run the vaccine roll-out

We can’t be sure about dud drugs, divine intervention, or Sona promises but we can be sure the power will go off exactly on time

Sona 2021: Ramaphosa offers a hope that his own party seeks to destroy

The president focuses on the economy and Covid-19 in his 2021 Sona, but his pledge of SA’s rebirth is undermined by corruption and factionalism

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Sona: Ramaphosa needs to choose state before party — Steenhuisen

DA leader John Steenhuisen has called for Ramaphosa to throw out what he termed an ‘outdated 20th century ideology of state control’

It’s a Covid-style Sona 2021: No red carpet and high fashion

Only 50 people will be present and everyone else will attend online, which is likely to save the state some money

Thousands of South Africans apply for land online

The department of agriculture has received a plethora of online applications after it released about 500 000 hectares of land last month

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