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PRES­I­DENT Cyril Ramaphosa will de­liver the State of the Na­tion Ad­dress at 7pm to­day be­fore a joint sit­ting of the two Houses of Par­lia­ment.

The pres­i­dent will take the na­tion into his con­fi­dence on the way for­ward, set the tone on crit­i­cal mat­ters and re­port back to South Africans on the progress since his last ad­dress in June last year.

The ad­dress builds on the suc­cess of the 2019 gen­eral elec­tions, which served to re­new and strengthen our democ­racy. He will also use the op­por­tu­nity to chart the course for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the elec­toral man­date as re­flected in the 2019-24 Medium Term Strate­gic Frame­work.

Since it is a Joint Sit­ting of both Houses, the Speaker of the Na­tional Assem­bly and the chair­per­son of the Na­tional Coun­cil of Prov­inces will host the event.

All the three arms of the state – the leg­is­la­ture, ex­ec­u­tive and the ju­di­ciary – at­tend this event.

As one of the im­por­tant cer­e­monies of the state, it is broad­cast live so that the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion get the chance to watch it. It will also be broad­cast live on South African Govern­ment Face­book and Twit­ter ac­count as well and on DStv Chan­nel 408, SABC TV, eNCA, SABC ra­dio sta­tions and South African Govern­ment YouTube Chan­nel.

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