South African Communist Party

Tuesday, 9 February 2021: On Thursday, 11 February 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the 2021 State of the Nation Address, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The pandemic has worsened the pre-existing capitalist system crises of unemployment, poverty, inequality, and millions of households unable to support life itself. The cause of these interrelated crises is the exploitative capitalist system. Through its production and consumption patterns, capitalism is also the cause of the crisis of climate change and global warming behind the increasingly occurring natural disasters. Also rooted in capitalist social relations, South Africa is facing the scourge of criminality, interpersonal and gender-based violence. The State of the Nation Address must inspire hope, through compelling state-led policies, programmes, and interventions, towards overcoming these interrelated capitalist system crises and scourges. The SACP would like to hear President Ramaphosa make strong emphasis with measures to end the scourge of gender-based…

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SACP Expectations from the State of the Nation Address