It's all eyes on President Jacob Zuma tonight as he delivers his State of the Nation Address in Parliament at 7pm tonight.
The speech, which could influence investor confidence, will outline government's achievements and plans for the year to come.
Economist Dr. Iraj Abedian says Zuma's speech will inevitably affect his relationship with South Africa's business community.
The trust has been shattered over the past 7 years, the best Zuma can hope for is a basic start to building that trust again.— Dr. Iraj Abedian, economist
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