LIVE: EFF arrives at Parliament

2016-02-11 15:04

LATEST: The EFF has arrived at Parliament. A few others are marching towards that direction as well.

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No Game of Thrones, but Hunger Games on the SONA band playlist

15 minutes ago

The SA Military Health Band is filling Parliament's precinct with gentle jazz tunes while the final stretches of the red carpet are laid out to welcome arrivals for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

South Africa

'Zille must ask other animals for votes, not us monkeys'

2016-02-11 15:42

Western Cape premier and former DA leader Helen Zille should not bother asking black people to vote for her party, members of the Ses'khona People's Rights Movement says.

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South Africa

Protesters in face-off with police near Parliament

24 minutes ago

Razor wire and more police reinforcements have been rolled out near Parliament after hundreds of Ses'khona People's Rights Movement members attempted to break through a barrier fence and make their way onto the parliamentary precinct.


Business leaders urge Zuma to sell state assets

33 minutes ago

The heads of SA’s biggest companies have urged President Jacob Zuma to sell state firms, hike taxes and review labour laws as part of plan to try and avoid a junk rating.


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#SONA2016: What would you like Zuma to say?

2016-02-11 11:35

This week we asked City Press readers to tell us the one thing they want to hear from President Jacob Zuma during his state of the nation address. The overwhelming majority of responses across the SMS line, Twitter and Facebook involved him resigning.


SONA na na na

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Zuma and his ANC oligarchs have a major problem today, when he is to deliver the State of the Nation Address. There is NO GOOD STORY TO TELL.

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