SONA Debate: President defends red tape team

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa says reducing red tape will benefit businesses and unlock investment.

Ramaphosa is defending his decision to appoint a red tape team, led by former Exxaro CEO, Sipho Nkosi.

During his State of the Nation Address, Ramaphosa said his team would be used to make it easier for businesses to do business.

Meanwhile, Raamaphosa also told MPs that he refuses to respond to some of the criticism levelled against him during this week’s SONA debate.

He said the focus should be on constructive criticism from MPs, not on insults about his attire.

Ramaphosa responded to questions on last week’s address.

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