State of the Nation 2020

Let’s grow South Africa together

Within the next 10 Years

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11 January 2021  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

We are now 11 days into a new year. Once again, I wish you all the very best for 2021. We enter this year with a great deal of hope – hope that we will restore our nation to health, that the new year will bring our people relief and comfort, and that lives and livelihoods will be rebuilt.

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28 December 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

In just four days from now, we will be ushering in a new year. This is traditionally a time of festivity and celebrating. Unfortunately, for us here in South Africa and for others around the world, there is little cause for celebration this year.

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14 December 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

It is just 11 days since I last addressed you. Then I reported on the signs of a resurgence of coronavirus infections in various parts of the country. On that day, the 3rd of December, our country recorded over 4,400 new cases. Yesterday, the 13th of December, we recorded nearly 8,000 new cases.

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03 December 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

I wish to speak to you this evening about the current state of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa. Before doing so, I wish to express my appreciation to all South Africans who observed the five days of mourning from the 25th to the 29th of November for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and gender-based violence and femicide.

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11 November 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

We have not had our national family meeting for some time. It has been many months now since the outbreak of the coronavirus in South Africa. The pandemic has caused great hardship for all our people.

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15 October 2020  |  SPEECHES

President Cyril Ramaphosa presents SA’s Economic Recovery Plan

I have requested this sitting of the Joint Houses of Parliament to present the plan for the reconstruction and recovery of our economy and our country.

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16 September 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

Exactly half a year has passed since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In that time, more than 15,000 South Africans have lost their lives to the disease and more than 650,000 have been confirmed as infected. Our economy and our society have suffered great devastation. We have endured a fierce and destructive storm. But, by standing together, by remaining resolute, we have withstood it.

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15 August 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

It has been five months since we declared a national state of disaster to combat the coronavirus pandemic. As I said then, and as I repeat now, never before in the history of our democracy has our country been confronted with such a severe threat – a situation that has demanded an extraordinary response and much sacrifice.

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23 July 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

I wish to address you this evening on two matters that are of great interest and concern to South Africans as we struggle to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

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12 July 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

This evening, as I stand here before you, our nation is confronted by the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy.

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17 June 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

It is now just over 100 days since the first case of coronavirus was identified in South Africa. For 100 days we have been living in the shadow of one of the greatest threats to global health in over 100 years.

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24 May 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

It is exactly 10 weeks since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, we have implemented severe and unprecedented measures – including a nation-wide lockdown – to contain the spread of the virus.

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13 May 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

This week, our country reached a sad moment in the progression of the coronavirus pandemic, as we recorded our 219th death from the disease.

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27 April 2020  |  SPEECHES

Freedom Day Message from President Cyril Ramaphosa

Fellow South Africans, Sanibonani. Dumelang. Inhlekani. Molweni. Lotjhani. Ndi masiari. Goeie dag. Good afternoon. On this day twenty-six years ago, a new nation was born in Africa.

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21 April 2020  |  SPEECHES

Message from the President on COVID-19 pandemic

My Fellow South Africans, It is 25 days since South Africa began a nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. It has demanded of you great fortitude and endurance.

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09 April 2020  |  SPEECHES

President Cyril Ramaphosa updates on COVID-19

My Fellow South Africans, At midnight tonight, it will be exactly two weeks since our country entered into an unprecedented nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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13 February 2020  |  SPEECHES

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the State of the Nation Address 2020

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