What to expect for the State of the Nation Address

By Drum Digital
13 February 2014

The 2014 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night will be historic and significant as South Africa celebrate 20 years of democracy.

The 2014 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night will be historic and significant as South Africa celebrate 20 years of democracy.

According to Parliament Spokesperson Luzuko Jacobs the SONA will set the tone for the focus of the institution and take into cognisance the different views and perspectives of the people.

President Jacob Zuma is expected to paint an overview with broad brushstrokes about government’s plan for the coming year and also reflect on the past year in office.

"Today is a day like no other…this is the last state of the nation address in the 4th parliament. It is historical, it is happening against the fair of the backdrop of 20 years of democracy," says Jacobs.

It is expected that the president will expand on the themes of economy and unemployment in his speech.

Preparations will kick start at 15:00 and the public is expected to start gathering. President Zuma will then deliver the SONA at 7pm.

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