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    A SONA with too many plans?

    The President delivered his State Of the Nation Address (SONA) on the 20th of June; the second one this year. As the South African tradition goes, the state of the nation is dismal. People are living in poverty, they don’t have jobs, inequality does not seem to be letting up, and the economy is just not providing the type of growth which is needed to address these social ills. Though there was some repetition from what was presented in the February SONA earlier this year, the President added some additional goals. Goals which can only be described as severely modest. Though I will not go into all of them here,…