State of the Nation address: 2011

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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.

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

A little fire and brimstone from the opposition benches, but president's own MPs had only good things to say about his speech.

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.

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

Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address contains mixed messages, Pieter Mulder said, while Gwede Mantashe was "comfortable" with it.