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SONA: 'The President hasn't been inclusive enough'

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly been confident ahead of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) tomorrow.

Political Economy Specialist, Daniel Silke spoke to Xolani Gwala about what he hopes the president will highlight in light of the tough economic and political times.

I think business have quite clearly told Pres Zuma about this downgrade. Ironically it seems the President has directed his attention to business over the past week

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Specialist

He needs to rise to the occasion and be courageous when it comes to policy issues

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Specialist

All he has to do is prepare an indication that he is aware of the problems and looks towards solutions amongst all sectors of the South African community, including business, labour, unions etc. I think that has been the biggest failure of this president. He hasn’t been inclusive enough. Ultimately all South Africans want to be made to feel like they are part of the solution.

Daniel Silke, Political Economy Specialist

Listen to the conversation below:

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