The 2016 State of the Nation Address was arguably President Jacob Zuma's toughest address yet, coming against the backdrop of an ailing economy.
EWN's Stephen Grootes on Friday said that the economy dominated Zuma's speech in order to ease the the minds of those in the business sector.
According to Grootes, Zuma took care in explaining the importance of ratings agencies for the sake of the political audience.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
I've never heard him talk quite so much about the economy. The political audiences need the point made again and again.— Stephen Grootes