President Cyril Ramaphosa says the State of the Nation Address (Sona) is about providing a vision and framework for the country.
Ramaphosa says the Sona was not merely about dreams, it was about the lived realities of South Africans.
Opposition parties widely criticised the president for dreaming during the Sona debate, saying they need details on the plans he has for the country.
John Maytham speaks to Eyewitness News reporter Gaye Davis on the Sona reply by Ramaphosa.
He defended his right to dream. He referred to the anniversary of the Freedom Charter.— Gaye Davis, Reporter - Eyewitness News
He is saying the Freedom Charter contained dreams that nobody thought were possible and we came through to a democratic country.— Gaye Davis, Reporter - Eyewitness News
He was definitely holding his ground without going on the offensive.— Gaye Davis, Reporter - Eyewitness News
Listen to the full interview below...