state of the nation address

Opposition parties call for plans, not dreams

Opposition parties have poured cold water on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) delivered last week. The rival parliamentary members have called on him to work with the Public Protector and her investigation into donations made by Bosasa to his presidential campaign. MPs widely criticised Ramaphosa’s Sona,[…]

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Five key topics to expect from 2019 Sona

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his 2019 State of the Nation Address (Sona) from parliament at 7pm on Thursday. This will be Ramaphosa’s second address since he was elected president of the ANC. Here are five key issues that are likely to dominate this year’s SONA: ANC renewal After months[…]

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SONA descends into chaos again

“Racist, criminal, sellout, scoundrel, delinquent.” These are some of the slurs that MPs hurled at one another in the chaos that preceded President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech last night. The speech was delayed by over an hour. Insults were not the only things that went flying. Members[…]

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Catch all #SONA2017 excitement live at VOC 91.3fm

President Jacob Zuma will today deliver his final State of the Nation Addressas the leader of the African National Congress, although his term as the country’s president expires only in 2019. The ANC is expecting 10,000 people to attend its People’s Assembly on Cape Town’s Grand Parade. Parliament’s presiding officers have[…]

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Study on moving Parliament ‘a waste of money’

While most of us were focussing on the local government elections, Parliament recently issued a tender for the conducting of a feasibility study on the move of Parliament to Pretoria. This of course originates from President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address earlier this year, when he suggested that[…]

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