South Africans call for Ramaphosa to 'give direction' at Sona

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Ramaphosa's address comes at a time when the country's economy remains stagnant and amid the ongoing load-shedding crisis.

The Citizen Surveys' study found that only 28% of South Africans believe the country is heading in the right direction, representing a 10% drop from the data collated in May/June 2019, when 38% of South Africans felt positive about the direction of the country. But Ramaphosa still enjoys the highest favourability rating (61%) of all the country's political leaders, followed by finance minister Tito Mboweni (33%) and public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan (28%).

Among non-ANC figures, EFF leader Julius Malema’s favourability rating is 26%, followed by DA interim leader John Steenhuisen (with a favourability rating of 15%), found the study.

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