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SONA 2023 Video Playlist | What should President Ramaphosa focus on? – SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to outline the priorities for South Africa next year.SONA 2023 will be delivered on Thursday at Cape Town City Hall as the country continues to face a number of challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, energy crisis, infrastructure shortfalls and economic downturn issues. Many have had their say on what they expect the president to focus on, with Eskom’s power outages, infrastructure collapse and the economic recovery topping the list for many commentators. SABC News has put together a playlist of videos looking…

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Labor and economists share expectations from President Ramaphosa’s speech – SABC News

Economic analysts and ordinary citizens are eagerly awaiting the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday. This comes as the country faces a number of serious challenges, with constant power outages topping the list. President Cyril Ramaphosa will be under pressure to announce immediate solutions to the current energy crisis and other pressing challenges such as unemployment. SABC News Senior Reporter Nompumelelo Siziba interviews economists and labor leaders about their expectations for SONA: The nation is in bad shape – the energy crisis remains a daily nightmare for…

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Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba’s 6th death anniversary: ​​Prime Minister lays a wreath on behalf of the President of the Republic

On behalf of the President of the Republic, Félix-Antoine Antoine Tshisekedi Chilombo, Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde took part this Tuesday, 07 February 2023, in the commemoration of the 6th anniversary of the death of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, at the mausoleum, erected in his honor at N’Sele. Thus, on the 6th anniversary of the death of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, the Prime Minister laid a wreath of flowers on behalf of the President of the Republic. Read also: War in eastern DRC: after Bujumbura and Brazzaville, Tshisekedi announced this…

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Haddad speaks out after criticizing President Lula over high interest rates

The Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, said this Monday (6) that there should be harmony between fiscal policy and monetary policy in the country. While fiscal policy deals with the control of government revenues and expenditures, monetary policy deals with the control of the money supply. In summary, both must walk side by side, in harmony, for the country to grow, according to Hadad. It should be noted that fiscal policy is implemented by the federal government and deals with public accounts. In turn, monetary policy, under the responsibility of…

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PT President says ‘Central Bank is an obstacle to development’ in Brazil

For Gleisi Hoffmann, setting high interest rates drives away investors from the private sector, hindering economic growth. ROBERTO CASIMIRO/FOTOARENA/ESTADÃO CONTENTS Gleisi Hoffmann is the national president of the Workers’ Party the president of Workers’ Party, Gleisi Hoffmannsaid this Monday, the 6th, in Rio de Janeiro, that central bank currently represents an obstacle to Brazil’s growth by deciding base interest rate, Selic, at 13.75%. According to her, the country’s demand has weakened and does not exert pressure on Brazilian inflation. For the PT president, BC should look for other means to…

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The President of Petrobras reinforces the commitment to transparency with the control bodies

Jean Paul Prates met this Monday, the 6th, with the president of the Federal Court of Accounts, Minister Bruno Dantas Rodrigo VIANA / SENATE AGENCY / AFP The president of Petrobras, Jean Paul Prates, talks about transparent management the president of Petrobras, Jean Paul Prates, reinforced the commitment to transparency with control bodies. This Monday, the 6th, Prates met with the president of court Accounts of the union (TCU), minister Bruno Dantasand TCU Vice President, Minister Vital do Rêgo, and emphasized the importance of transparent and constructive dialogue between the…

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President Ramaphosa sends condolences to the people of Turkey and Syria – SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed deep sorrow on behalf of the government and people of South Africa at the massive loss of life and extent of injuries caused by the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria. A powerful earthquake killed more than 2,600 people in Turkey and northwestern Syria on Monday, with frigid winter weather compounding the plight of many thousands left injured or homeless and hampering efforts to find survivors. President @CyrilRamaphosa on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, expressed its deep sorrow at the massive…

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David Mabuza is still SA deputy president: Mashatile – SABC News

David Mabuza is still the country’s deputy president. This is the assurance of African National Congress (ANC) Vice President and recently sworn in MP Paul Mashatile. This despite Mabuza confirming his resignation at the weekend. President Cyril Ramaphosa asked Mabuza to stay longer to ensure a smooth transition. ANC chief Pemi Majodina says: “I am linking up with Comrade David Mabuza and we know that at the end of the day the president will decide. We also know his (Mabuza’s) intention to leave the government. I have met him several…

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