Ramaphosa has, however, failed to keep three key promises.
President Cyril Ramaphosa made a lot of promises during his Sona, and to make some of them a reality, some people in key positions will have to go.
It focused on plans for land redistribution, tackling corruption in government and the state, fixing the social grants debacle and building the economy.
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his reply to the debate on his state of the nation address at 14:00.
Political parties responded positively to Ramaphosa's first Sona, but warned that they want to see action.
Pravin Gordhan has indicated that he is available to serve in government for another year, as rumours swirl of his return to cabinet.
Live stream of the joint sitting debate of President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.
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Ramaphosa announced that a process to review the configuration, number and size of national government departments will be initiated. 
Ramaphosa's speech also focused on land redistribution, free education, economic development and fighting corruption.
Land, education, state-owned enterprises, employment and the economy.
Ramaphosa will deliver his first state of the nation address on Friday afternoon.
Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa made his first remarks as head of state on Thursday afternoon. This is how it went.
President Jacob Zuma desperately wanted to deliver the Sona. That has also now been taken away from him. The end, surely, seems nigh.
National assembly speaker Baleka Mbete made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.
"Right now we just don’t have that answer."
The EFF leader has denied responsibility for "making" Jacob Zuma, after Ramaphosa referred to it – Malema remains hell-bent on ousting Zuma before the Sona.
The ANC's highest decision-making body, the NEC, will on Wednesday decide President Jacob Zuma's fate. Z-Hour is here.
President Jacob Zuma would not have been a passive participant when the ANC leadership went to see him on Sunday night.