Former president FW de Klerk must account for his actions during apartheid and give an apology live on TV, a very small group of protesters said outside his foundation’s Cape Town offices on Wednesday. “[What we want is] for him to disclose what he has done, what instruction he has[…]
Parliament’s presiding officers Baleka Mbete and Thandi Modise on Tuesday afternoon announced the postponement of the State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday. “We are listening to political stakeholders and members of the public in making this decision‚” Mbete told a hastily called press conference. Mbete[…]
By Judith February There are certain moments in South African political life which simply lodge in one’s memory. The day 27 years ago when FW De Klerk announced the unbanning of the ANC and other political parties was one such day. And then there was the day Nelson Mandela strode[…]
OPINION- About a week ago, minus a day, I stood in the rain as the party my parents raised me to praise and worship as the liberators of my rights discarded several tenets of the constitution they helped construct. I stood in front of Parliament’s glass doors as we journalists[…]
Events at President Jacob Zuma’s 8th State of the Nation Address (SONA) have dominant the local social media front, with talk of the chaos that erupted in parliament still prevalent nearly a week later. South Africans were left shocked by scenes at SONA 2015, where EFF parliamentary members were forcibly[…]
Parliament descended into chaos on Thursday evening, as determined EFF members went through with threats to question President Jacob Zuma over when he would “pay back the money”, in regards to upgrades at his Nkandla homestead. Amidst the party’s refusal to adhere to calls to leave the National Assembly, security[…]
Economists are expected to be glued to their screens on Thursday to see whether President Jacob Zuma resolves to announce any major strategies to tackle the country’s ongoing economic woes. A volatile labor market, poor service delivery, and infrastructure shortages have all contributed to an increased cost of living for[…]
Ordinary South Africans are not very interested in the State of the Nation address, as they feel the president’s “good story to tell” has run dry. With a dire energy crisis and struggling economy, President Jacob Zuma will be under pressure to restore the confidence of the country, when he[…]
Final preparations for President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation address (Sona) are underway, Parliament said on Thursday. “Parliament’s presiding officers are confident that the institution will do all in its power to again host a successful state-of-the-nation address today [Thursday],” it said in a statement. Rehearsals had taken place on Wednesday night[…]
President Jacob Zuma should have the courage to announce — at the state of the nation address — changes to economic policy that will benefit the country, Afribusiness said on Wednesday. “The economic stability of the country is held hostage by a government ideology that creates a bad economic policy,”[…]
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