State of stagnation
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟮 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯.
Has there been a State of the Nation Address delivered amidst more discontent in post-democracy South Africa than Cyril Ramaphosa’s address this week? Having once encouraged voters to “thuma mina” (send me), the President’s seventh SONA comes at a time of unprecedented anger and frustration. This Sunday, Carte Blanche views SONA 2023 through the eyes of the ANC’s traditional constituency in Khayelitsha and follows veteran social activists as they prepare to make their voices heard on one of Parliament’s most important days.
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