State of the Nation address

 
The weekly pop sack: Life in the time of disgrace
The weekly pop sack: Life in the time of disgrace
OPINIONSouth Africa lost some more moral ground last weekend. It all started at our version of The Jerry Springer...
​Jerry Springer-esque Parliament standoffs essential in strengthening democracy
​Jerry Springer-esque Parliament standoffs essential in strengthening democracy
On the morning after Thursday night’s State of the Nation address my Uber driver remarked: “I am an ANC supporter. But someone needs to hold...
Sona, a year on: Few hits, many misses
Sona, a year on: Few hits, many misses
After two years of jostling and negotiation, President Jacob Zuma was finally able to boast that an agreement had been reached on the national...
Panic adds urgency to ANC rhetoric
Panic adds urgency to ANC rhetoric
ANALYSISThe ANC has urged that the State of the Nation address should endorse the 12 urgent tasks identified by the movement but critics say...
Eerie quiet outside Parliament ahead of Sona
Eerie quiet outside Parliament ahead of Sona
Only the sound of footsteps of people on their way to work broke the eerie silence on streets surrounding Parliament on Thursday morning.
Malema to Zuma: We’ll see you at Sona
Malema to Zuma: We’ll see you at Sona
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is waiting for his chance to see President Jacob Zuma when he delivers the State of the...
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...
Mugabe to face parliamentary grilling
Mugabe to face parliamentary grilling
Zimbabwe's opposition MPs used a rare opportunity on Tuesday to heckle President Robert Mugabe. He was presenting the State of the Nation address,...
Interactive graphic: The issues that shape the state of the nation
Interactive graphic: The issues that shape the state of the nation
Jacob Zuma has just delivered his eighth State of the Nation address. We take a closer look at what he talks about in each of his speeches....
Mahlobo blames Sona signal disruptions on 'glitches'
Mahlobo blames Sona signal disruptions on 'glitches'
Glitches with "counter surveillance tactical measures" led to mobile signal disruptions in the National Assembly ahead of the State of the Nation...

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