Ramaphosa faces many dilemmas in future: analysts

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his second State of the Nation Address on Thursday, making a wide range of promises. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - This coming week will mark a year since Ramaphosa took over as president.

Ramaphosa delivered his second State of the Nation Address on Thursday, making a wide range of promises.

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Professor Susan Booysen from the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection and Professor Patrick Bond from Wits University analysed the speech within the context of his presidency.

Bond stated the unbundling of Eskom is a very difficult move to carry off successfully and called it a "classic public management strategy of neoliberal fragmentation of an institution".

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One of the big dilemmas of the future will be to transition from coal to sustainable energy and the president's promise that this will be a "just transition" will remain to be seen

Booysen said the Eskom situation epitomises the problem of the South African state which is decline and collapse of crucial state-owned enterprises.

Job creation was a big talking point for the panel but Professor Bond has cautioned that looking abroad may not be a reliable option for job creation.