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1. Illegal Drugs and Corruption
2. Death Penalty
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Did you know that of the 75 flagship projects of President Duterte's Build, Build, Build initiative, only 2 have been completed as of April 2019? #SONA2019
Here's the breakdown by status:

2 completed
9 ongoing
9 undergoing procurement
21 undergoing budgeting/financing
24 undergoing feasibility studies
5 undergoing detailed engineering designs
5 are for review
In terms of funding, 75% of the projects are to be funded by ODA or official development assistance (loans/grants).

Only 13% will be funded by the national budget, and 11% by public-private partnerships (PPPs).
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Young people on RSA at some point have to get serious about life and what it truly means to build an economy. Decided not to watch SONA and read it instead in order to avoid the "dreamer" charm the President often utilizes. So here are my thoughts on #SONA2019
Today's speech was the equivalent of having your boss give that Monday morning pep talk about the company of fairing and where he imagines it growing in the future.... But then doesn't tell you what to do for the week. #SONA2019
The whole essence the speech was "We think we have a plan to build an economy. It's comprehensive. But can't tell you all of it. But here are some of the highlights. Btw whilst I have your attention... listen to this pretty poem" #SONA2019
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Today at 10:00 Justice Minister Michael Masutha is holding a briefing on #Bosasa and @DOJCD_ZA contracts with the company now known as African Global Operations and its subsidiaries. Two former Correctional Services seniors, Linda Mti and Patrick Gillingham, have been charged.
On Friday, a statement on behalf of the #StateCaptureInquiry @StateCaptureCom Chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo announced contracts for GTS (formerly Sondolo IT) to provide security to the commission were not awarded correctly.
Zondo indicated GTS work at the #StateCaptureInquiry was investigated after a journalist raised the alarm on the company’s links to #Bosasa. That journalist is @CowansView of @News24 (his story also appeared in @City_Press).
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1) Speech by @MTLekota #SONA2019Debate
Last week the President was on this spot here when he invited me among others to join him, I don’t know to what trip.
I do want to say to the President today, I was a bit puzzled that you introduced Rooseveld in all of that you spoke about.
2) I’d like to say that we must come back to South Africa, because I was never in the United States to struggle., we struggled here.- @MTLekota Lekota #SONA2019Debate #SONA2019
3) And I do want to say to you Mr President, that we were invited on a trip of struggle by the preeminent leader of the students of our time, the late Steve Biko who said we must fight the struggle- @MTLekota #Lekota #SONADebate #Sonadebate2019
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.@CyrilRamaphosa has clearly studied persuasive speeches.
1. humility leads: start with a concession (Admit a limitation, flaw or make a joke at self expense)
speak to at least 3 core values from: fairness, freedom from oppression/, care for the vulnerable, loyalty to place/nation, reverence for some tradition / deep authority, common history, shared future or protection from degradation
3. empathize: show you the audience (the poor, but also the active and helpful South African, different sectors of society)
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