State Of The Nation 2016

EFF’s Sona stunt may have saved Mbete

Those who live in dictatorships watched in awe as Julius Malema led a campaign to test the ANC's commitment to the rule of law, writes Bheki Makhubu.

Sona debate: No laughing matter this time around

Insults and an EFF walkout aside, it was strictly business for President Jacob Zuma and Co during the Sona debate.

Zuma: Preventing downgrade a top priority

Government will work to avert a downgrade and focus on fixing domestic issues that have thwarted confidence in SA's economy, the president said.

Top quotes from the Sona debate

Insults, nursery rhymes and fairytales: Here are the best quotes from the first two days of the State of the Nation address debate.

Letters to the editor: February 19 to 25 2016

Readers write in about the State of the Nation Address, racism, and the value of history.

Zuma trips lightly over scandals in Sona debate

The president chose to focus on rebooting the economy and unification, ignoring contentious issues such as Nkandla, nuclear and student protests.

Clowns, Star Wars and nursery rhymes dominate Sona debate

Both ANC and opposition MPs happily drew on fantasy and storytelling to insult one another in the first day of the State of the Nation debate.

Not in praise of Zuma’s presidency

Was there perhaps widely felt criticism hidden in the praise singer’s exaltation of President Jacob Zuma at the 2016 State of the Nation Address?

Gordhan must table a radical budget

To satisfy taxpayers and ratings agencies, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will have to announce serious and immediate cuts in the 2016 budget speech.

Sona debate: Malema apologises for helping bring Zuma to power

The president's leadership 'can be summed up into the Guptas, Nkandla and Umshini Wami' said Julius Malema, before walking out of Parliament.

Zuma deserves no respect, should resign – Maimane

During the parliamentary debate on the State of the Nation address, DA leader Mmusi Maimane slammed the president for living in a 'parallel universe'.

Did Zuma get his Sona facts straight?

From load-shedding to HIV, how accurate were President Jacob Zuma's claims during his State of the Nation address last week?

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

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Marketers need to reinvent themselves

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Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.