State Of The Nation 2013

M&G Newsroom: 25 February 2013

We look at the Oscar Pistorius hearing, Mamphela Ramphele's new political party, Sona, the upcoming budget speech and the artful Design Indaba.

State of the Nation: Women still pushed to the margins

President Jacob Zuma's speech offered very little for women or for those concerned about safety and security.

Zuma: Forget our differences – unite behind NDP

President Jacob Zuma has called for all parties represented in Parliament to unite behind the National Development Plan.

Opposition: Zuma lacks vision for SA

Opposition parties have collectively slammed President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address in Parliament.

M&G Newsroom: 11 February 2013

In this week's edition, we cover allegations of abuse leveled against Tokyo Sexwale, the State Of The Nation address, Gupta TV and more.

Opinion: The Oscar deflection

Oscar Pistorius has grabbed the attention of SA and deviated its focus from all other pressing issues in the country, writes Nickolaus Bauer.

M&G Hangout: Chester Missing on Sona 2013

If you missed our live video chat about Zuma's State of the Nation address with Eusebius McKaiser and Chester Missing, watch the full version here.

Weekend 101: Oscar overshadows Zuma

The Reeva/Oscar tragedy continues to make headlines, Zuma delivers an average Sona and the Harlem Shake takes over the world.

Parties may join forces to fight ANC in 2014 poll

South Africa's opposition parties are investigating the possibility of contesting the 2014 general elections under one political umbrella.

Zuma demands no more burning and looting

The image of burning tyres and looting shops appears to have been President Zuma's main concern during his address at the New Age media briefing.

Business uninspired by President Zuma’s Sona

President Jacob Zuma's Sona did little to inspire the business world, which seems to have just heard it all too many times before.

Sona: Mixed reaction from opposition parties

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address has received a mixed batch of reviews from opposition groups.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income