SONA 2019

Innovative or overambitious? Post SONA analysis

By Anees Teladia “I dream of a South Africa where the first entirely new city built in the democratic era rises, with skyscrapers, schools, universities, hospitals and factories….This is a dream we can all share and participate in building.” These were the powerful words of President Cyril Ramaphosa as he[…]

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Thandi Modise calls on South Africans to avoid racial tensions

Speaker of National Assembly Thandi Modise says South Africans should do all they can to avoid racial tensions. Her statement came hours before President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Parliament. It also comes after the African National Congress (ANC) postponed its plans to lay criminal charges against[…]

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Ramaphosa vows to recover R14 bln stolen through corruption

President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to recover almost R14 billion that has been stolen from taxpayers through corruption. Delivering his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday evening, Ramaphosa says government is taking steps to fight corruption and state capture by bolstering the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and[…]

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SONA 2019: Security beefed up ahead of key Ramaphosa address

The safety and security preparations for Thursday’s State of the Nation address (SONA 2019) are on track, according to the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoints). Who will head up SONA 2019 security detail? Related: Disruptions ahead? Busisiwe Mkhwebane future could be decided before SONA Natjoints includes all government departments within[…]

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Time for talk is over, youth caution Ramaphosa

The youth has cautioned President Cyril Ramaphosa that the time for long-winded talk is over, and now is the time for the government to take serious measures to address the plight that youth face in the country. Young people between the ages of 15 to 34 years old make up[…]

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