Sona

February 7, 2019

‘Will’, people, Africans and work – Here are the words Ramaphosa used most in Sona 2019

The word that appeared 111 times in Thursday’s state of the nation address was “will”.
February 7, 2019

The state of the nation’s fashion: Politicians dressed to impress

The much-anticipated 2019 state of the nation address gave politicians the opportunity to strut their stuff on the red carpet and showcase their fashion sense.
February 6, 2019

Sona is D-Day for Eskom, economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce 18 key economic areas that will be prioritised for investment to grow the economy.
February 6, 2019

Ramaphosa can’t drive the ANC’s unroadworthy bus to safety: Maimane

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says that President Cyril Ramaphosa is not enough to turn the tide in the ANC. He has called for South Africans to treat the upcoming polls as a referendum on the governing party.
January 30, 2019

No-frills state of the nation on the cards as Parly slashes costs

Parliament will be cutting costs of hosting next week’s state of the nation address by 47% compared with last year, and a price tag of R2.5 million has been set aside for this year’s event.
January 30, 2019

‘Nothing untoward’: Zuma snubs state of the nation address

Former president Jacob Zuma has opted not to attend this year’s state of the nation address, the second one since he resigned as president of South Africa.
February 16, 2018

Ramaphosa takes aim at corruption, state capture in his first Sona

The new government administration will not tolerate the plunder of public resources and theft from the public purse. This was a vow by newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa when delivering his first state of the nation address to a joint sitting of
February 16, 2018

No disruptions and a standing ovation as Ramaphosa tames SA’s MPs

Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his first state of the nation Address without any interruption, disruption, walkouts or forced removal of MPs by Parliament’s protection officers – the hallmarks of the event in recent years.
February 19, 2018

‘Composed’ Pandor steals the show at Sona debate

Opposition parties should leave decisions regarding assembling a new Cabinet to South Africa's new president, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has told the National Assembly.
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February 17 2019