Top news items in major S. African media outlets

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CAPE TOWN, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in South African major news outlets on Friday.

--President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the restructuring of electricity utility Eskom, the election date of May 8, a reconfiguration of the intelligence service and the establishment of a state capture investigative directorate in the National Prosecution Authority in what turned out to be a wide-ranging, hard-hitting State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

In dismissing critics of this administration, Ramaphosa showcased the appointment of a new prosecution boss, and the process towards a new tax boss, as linchpin achievements after being in office for just a year. (Daily Maverick)

-- President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his State of the Nation Address on Thursday that the first three quarters of 2018 has had an inflow of 70 billion rand (about 5.1 billion U.S. dollars) of foreign direct investment. (Eyewitness News)

-- President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday that 2019 should be a year of reflection for South Africa on the progress made and mistakes that were committed in recent years.

He was speaking as he delivered his second State Of the Nation Address in Parliament. (South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem

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