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Suggestions were made for South African citizens to spoil their ballots, to show politicians how dissatisfied they are

Gordhan promises action to keep the lights on

During the Sona debate, the public enterprises minister outlined the steps being taken to halt load-shedding

MPs to tackle Ramaphosa Sona speech

Two days have been set aside for legislators to either critique or applaud President Ramaphosa's Sona speech

Leave Cabinet decisions to the president, Pandor tells opposition

The minister told opposition parties that decisions regarding the assembly of new cabinet should be left to the president of the republic

​Prepare for a tough budget — Malusi Gigaba

The president has asked the finance ministry to reduce spending and increase revenue to fill a R50-billion revenue gap

Land reform takes centre stage at #SonaDebate

President Cyril Ramaphosa repeated the ANC’s intention to expropriate land without compensation in his State of the Nation address on Friday night.

WATCH LIVE: MPs debate Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address

​Members of Parliament will spend Monday debating President Cyril Ramaphosa's February 16 State of the Nation Address.

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.

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 adds humorous touch to Sona debate response

The president was in top form, from "commending" Julius Malema and calling Mangosuthu Buthelezi the "voice of reason", to giving a history lesson.

ANC taunts opposition as Sona debate intensifies

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has been referred to as a broken black man in a "broken blue sea of white conservative males".

Maimane: Zuma laughed while South Africans cried

With heckling and cheering from MPs, the Sona debate was nothing short of dramatic when the DA's Mmusi Maimane roasted President Jacob Zuma.

Maimane to Zuma: You are not an honourable man

The DA's Mmusi Maimane told Jacob Zuma that he had "broken" Parliament, adding that he was "a broken man presiding over a broken society".

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