The discussion in parliament will be robust, and the debate will largely center on these core issues bedeviling the country.

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) is set to be extensively  debated in Parliament on Tuesday.

In a joint sitting of the two Houses, parties from across the political divide will give input on the president’s second Sona over the next two days.

The rolling blackouts experienced since Sunday as a result of capacity problems at Eskom are likely to feature prominently.

Ramaphosa announced last week that the power utility will be unbundled into three separate units.

Five hours have been set down on Tuesday to discuss the state of the country.

The economy, unemployment, corruption and the dire state of Eskom are likely to dominate Tuesday’s debate.