President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday.
What key issues will Ramaphosa address, will his speech be groundbreaking or will it be a disappointment?
Callers on the Eusebius McKaiser Show share their views on their expectations of the address.
What are you looking forward too? What do you want the president to say? What do you think he will say? And are you looking forward to the pomp and ceremony beforehand?— Eusebius McKaiser, presenter
I usually get annoyed especially when my favourite political reporters are turned into fashion reporters. I really hate that. But this year there is a difference, there is one piece of fashion that I am looking forward to seeing and that is a Louis Vuitton handbag.— Eusebius McKaiser, presenter
I want to see who is going to dare have it, and here is the thing, If you spot a politician with a Louis Vuitton bag, don't ask what's in it, just grab it and throw out the contents so that we can see if it is stuffed with either money or frozen pieces of chicken.— Eusebius McKaiser, presenter
Johnny, a caller says he wishes that the president can be realistic and set targets that are achievable and original.
He must not do what he has done before and quote people that he doesn't acknowledge.— Johnny, caller
Moshere also called in and says the president must address the issue of education, a conducive environment for investors and crime.
We need to see people going to jail in order for investors to put their money in the country so that the economy can grow.— Moshere, caller
Jean-Marie another caller says he wants to see the president speak about what he is going to do for the young professionals in the country to help them access the business market and politics.
Last year, during Sona the president spoke about youth empowerment, task teams and seminars, however, those don't give us practical solutions.— Jean- Marie, caller
I want to know what is going to be done so that we have more young professionals in parliament, in politics and in senior-level positions.— Jean- Marie, caller
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