South Africa‘s new President gave officials and residents renewed hope for a better future after his inaugural State of the Nation Address (SONA) to the country’s parliament on Friday.
Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the new government’s primary goals of an anti-corruption campaign, improvement in infrastructures and reduction in unemployment.
“[The] key to this must be the intention of government to build a stronger economy, to work in cooperation with our good partners such as the People’s Republic of China to ensure that we create more enterprises, more job opportunities and indeed grow the economy of South Africa,” said Naledi Pandor, South African Minister of Science and Technology.
In his SONA address, Ramaphosa stressed the importance of cooperation among South African parties to build a better future together.
“I believe that together, we are going to make great changes and strides in the country and for the world,” said a resident.
Ramaphosa made a point of thanking Former President Jacob Zuma for the way he had approached the sensitive and difficult process of his recall and transition. He also thanked him for his service to the nation.
Zuma resigned on Wednesday evening after days of intense pressure from within the ruling party African National Congress (ANC).