State of the Nation 2016

 
EFF's Sona stunt may have saved Mbete
EFF's Sona stunt may have saved Mbete
DEMOCRACY
Sona debate: No laughing matter this time around
Sona debate: No laughing matter this time around
This Thursday, unlike the previous one, there were no overt threats of violence and no planned marches as President Jacob Zuma addressed the...
Letters to the editor: February 19 to 25 2016
Letters to the editor: February 19 to 25 2016
I disagree with Professor Susan Booysen in her piece,
Zuma trips lightly over scandals in Sona debate
Zuma trips lightly over scandals in Sona debate
President Jacob Zuma has replied to two days of fractious debate on his State of the Nation address by utterly ignoring some of the most contentious issues raised but calling for unity, mainly of the economic variety....
Zuma: Preventing downgrade a top priority
Zuma: Preventing downgrade a top priority
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said preventing another downgrade to South Africa’s credit rating was among government’s top priorities as he...
Top quotes from the Sona debate
Top quotes from the Sona debate
The two-day State of the Nation address debate has been filled with so-called fairy tales, nursery rhymes, below-the-belt punches and angry...
Not in praise of Zuma's presidency
Not in praise of Zuma's presidency
Amid the adulations and ululations that reverberated in the hallowed chambre of Parliament during the State of the Nation address last Thursday, my...
Gordhan must table a radical budget
Gordhan must table a radical budget
COMMENT
Clowns, Star Wars and nursery rhymes dominate Sona debate
Clowns, Star Wars and nursery rhymes dominate Sona debate
In a five-hour State of the Nation address debate on Tuesday, members of Parliament sang nursery rhymes, and flung accusations and insults.
Sona debate: Malema apologises for helping bring Zuma to power
Sona debate: Malema apologises for helping bring Zuma to power
Fiery Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Tuesday apologised to former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela for helping to...
Zuma deserves no respect, should resign - Maimane
Zuma deserves no respect, should resign - Maimane
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday told the National Assembly that President Jacob Zuma had no honour and deserved no respect, and...
Did Zuma get his Sona facts straight?
Did Zuma get his Sona facts straight?
South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his ninth State of the Nation address on 11 February. Africa Check investigated a number of claims he...

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