President Ramaphosa mentioned cannabis briefly at the 2020 State of the Nation Address:

“This year we will open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products, providing opportunities for small-scale farmers; this is our approach to the opportunities that are offered by cannabis farming which happens throughout the country. We will formulate policy on the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes, to build this industry in line with global trends. Regulatory steps, I can see when I talk about cannabis, people are getting quite excited, I begin to wonder if they are excited because they know about or, know how it is used, or are users themselves.”