State of the Nation address: 2011

State of the Nation address: 2011

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Cele sets tone for men in blue
Cele sets tone for men in blue
I've always secretly suspected that Bheki Cele's motivation for militarising the police was an excuse for him to get another hat.
Our republic is wearing circus cast-offs
Our republic is wearing circus cast-offs
Parliament is a bit like Willem Odendaal's voorkamer on the day the post is expected to arrive in Derdepoort.
COP 17 omission leaves black hole
COP 17 omission leaves black hole
The glaring lack of mention of 'climate' or 'change' in Zuma's speech has left many in the international community in a state of mild panic.
State of Zuma better this year
State of Zuma better this year
A little fire and brimstone from the opposition benches, but president's own MPs had only good things to say about his speech.
Zuma deflects criticism of State of the Nation address
Zuma deflects criticism of State of the Nation address
In his reply to the debate on the State of the Nation address on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma took pride in the government's interventions.
Zuma's speech a 'great opportunity for ICT sector'
Zuma's speech a 'great opportunity for ICT sector'
Tax incentives, a job-creation fund and digital TV migration herald a golden opportunity for the SA information, communications and technology sector.
The state of Jacob Zuma
The state of Jacob Zuma
Jobs are clearly Zuma's priority, and the initiatives announced in the speech aim to address the profound unemployment crisis.
Promises broken, promises kept
Promises broken, promises kept
It has been a mixed bag of promises kept and broken since Jacob Zuma's last State of the Nation address.
Rallying cry for jobs
Rallying cry for jobs
President Jacob Zuma was expected to adopt a characteristically conciliatory approach in his annual State of the Nation address.
Mixed reactions to Zuma's speech
Mixed reactions to Zuma's speech
Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address contains mixed messages, Pieter Mulder said, while Gwede Mantashe was "comfortable" with it.

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