/ 9 February 2024

SONA SPECIAL DIGITAL EDITION | Ramaphosa states his case before the election

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the state of the nation address. Photo: Esa Alexander/AFP

The State of the Nation address (Sona) never considers the Mail & Guardian‘s print deadline. It begins right after we’ve put the newspaper to bed  —   industry speak for dusting off our deadline. The worst possible timing.

All facetiousness aside, this ceased to be a problem a long time ago. Most of our readers come to us digitally and our journalists grind out the night to ensure we have as good an online offering as possible.

And yet we still love  —   and believe you do too  —   the curation our weekly print product provides. In that spirit, we thought we’d do things a little differently this year. Click on the cover below and you’ll find a special edition you can download. It’s the same trusted M&G journalism you’re used to … done a little differently to put quality analysis at your fingertips to treat your Sona hangover.

Feel free to share it with whomever you like. This one’s on us.

Luke Feltham | Acting editor-in-chief

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