South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament during his 2021 State of the Nation Address that the South African economy needed an urgent fix after the already beleaguered economy was rocked by the Covid-19 pandemic for much of last year. He also revealed that the country’s agricultural sector had performed “remarkably well” despite the havoc caused by Covid-19 and and said that this was an opportunity to accelerate land redistribution through a variety of instruments such as land restitution and expropriation of land in order to boost output. Opposition parties however slammed the President’s speech as dull and out of touch with the country.