JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his eighth State of the Nation Address on Thursday night.
His address comes at a critical time as South Africa marks 30 years of democracy this year.
With the address, the president is tasked with painting a picture of the state of country socially, politically, and economically.
At the same time, South Africans will participate in the seventh national and provincial elections, the date of which is soon to be proclaimed by the number one citizen.
Read his full speech below: