President Jacob Zuma has told National Assembly that government would launch a drive to tackle poverty and inequality after the elections.
There was a great deal of story-telling in Parliament as party after party tried to use the "good story to tell" phrase to their own end.
While ANC MPs stuck to the "good story" line, opposition parties in Parliament aimed to poke holes in last week's State of the Nation address.
DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has vowed to table a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma if the Nkandla report implicates him.
Oppostion party leaders, government ministers and the public protector give their take on Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech 2014.
In his State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma highlighted his administration's successes but also expressed worry over violent protests.
The red carpet in the parliamentary precinct lit up with colour as MPs and invited guests dazzled with their glamorous and not-so-glamorous outfits.
President Jacob Zuma will have many tunes to sing to in his final State of the Nation address for this term. Here's what opposition parties wish for.
Expectations for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address has varied widely, with some hoping he will announce his retirement.
Parliament has announced that there will be two State of the Nation addresses in 2014, and says the cost of the first one will be R5.7-million.
The government must stop paying mere lip service to rooting out gender-based violence.
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.
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.