In an unusual move, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi interrupted President Jacob Zuma during his response to the State Of The Nation debate.
President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address received mixed reviews on Thursday. Here's a look in pictures at how the evening unfolded.
We speak to MPs for reaction on the president's speech. While at times they were scathing of his address, some were more supportive.
Jacob Zuma's administration has implemented some of the promises he made in last year's State of the Nation address, but struggled to fulfil others.
Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane says Cabinet has called for the protracted debate on labour broking at Nedlac to be finalised soon.
Zuma all smiles during his State of the Nation address and only shows his true character later.
Great-sounding policies but no implementation and developing of societies most vulnerable.
ANC bigwigs, including Gwede Mantashe, almost missed the State of the Nation address after an official disappeared with their access tags.
President Jacob Zuma has slammed FF+ leader Pieter Mulder for his controversial views on land reforms, telling him he needed a lesson in history.
No spin can obscure what we saw of the president's real intentions for the judiciary in general and the Constitutional Court in particular.
Trade union Solidarity has hit out at the state in a new report, pleading the case for mine ownership to be left in private hands.
The state, economists say, can afford to double its debt levels and lift borrowing to about R1-trillion to pay its ambitious infrastructure plans.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says progress is being made in education despite problems in staffing, fees and enrolment.
FF+ leader Pieter Mulder gave the hornet's nest on land ownership a poke when he said "bantu-speakers" had no historical claim to 40% of the country.
Responding to the State of the Nation, the DA says an inability to reach reconciliation through economic redress is the cause of national discontent.
Analysts say the infrastructure drive unveiled by President Zuma must be combined with other programmes if it is to succeed in growing SA's economy.
Six immigrants give their views on life in their adopted country.
President Zuma has delivered one of his better State of the Nation speeches since taking office in 2009. Our politics team breaks it down for us.
The DA has detailed 10 broken promises since the President's State of the Nation speech last year, and thinks this year will be "more of the same".
We captured some of the glitz and glam of this year's State of the Nation address as politicians took to the red carpet.