PODCAST: #SONA2019 | Focus on the economy (almost a Mbeki-type speech)

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This week on POLOTIKI we discuss President Cyril Ramaphosa's second State of the Nation Address, delivered on Thursday evening during a joint session of Parliament.

Ramaphosa made three major announcements on the fight against corruption, fixing state-owned enterprises - specifically the ailing Eskom SOE - and the education system. More than a decade after the Scorpions were killed off, Ramaphosa announced the establishment of a similar directorate in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which signals a major intervention in the fight against grand corruption and state capture.

READ: Batohi and NPA to get more teeth with Scorpions-like anti-corruption unitEFF leader Julius Malema said Ramaphosa's talk on fighting corruption was simply lip service.

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