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Vol 61 No 4

Published 20th February 2020

South Africa

The state of Cyril Ramaphosa

The President's speech to parliament on 13 February will say more about his fragile coalition of reformers than about the country he governs

For the past three decades each State of the Nation speech has been billed as the most important ever. Most – with the honourable exception of Nelson Mandela's epic performance after the 1994 elections – have been damp squibs and settled little.

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