[durban] - #SONA2019: Ramaphosa gives a to-do list for a 'brave new future'

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Parliament - Three months from national elections, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday set out a long to-do list of priorities, topped by economic growth and saving Eskom, to restore hope and resolve deep-seated ills in South Africa in his second state of the nation address.

Ramaphosa revealed plans to separate the generation, transmission and distribution capacities of the debt-ridden power utility, stressing that its ongoing crisis "could severely damage our economic and social development ambitions".

He said government would give further financial support to Eskom, which has R225 billion in government-guaranteed debt, and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni would give the details when he tables the national budget later this month....

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