In his first State Of the Nation Address since the ANC won May’s general election in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the youth unemployment rate of 50% as a national crisis.
He pledged to create two million jobs for young people over the next decade.
President Ramaphosa listed economic growth, job creation as well as improving education and health as the country’s top priorities.
He also promised to support the country’s struggling electricity utility Eskom.
But Mr Ramaphosa dared the country to dream.
He said he wants to build a bullet train and like China construct a new smart city.
The leader of the opposition Mmusi Maimane reacted by saying that the president wants us to dream but when he wakes up he will realise that we live in a nightmare.