President Jacob Zuma's 2016 State of the Nation Address was dominated by comment on the economy.
Zuma outlined several of government's plans for the country which will be unpacked in greater detail during the Budget Speech by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
According to Gordhan, plans discussed in his upcoming speech should help avoid a ratings downgrade to junk status.
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