As it happened - Zuma: 'It takes only a few to cause chaos'

2015-02-13 07:28

President Jacob Zuma is speaking at The New Age Business briefing after his State of the Nation address on Thursday night. Get the updates.


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13 Feb 09:06
And that's it from the briefing.

13 Feb 09:05
Zuma: When there was an allegation I squandered R256m; three investigations showed otherwise. No reports said "Zuma did not take the money."

13 Feb 09:04

My one complaint is the media's reporting is not balanced. Negative stories have wild headlines. - Zuma

Zuma on the media: There is a better way to report on personal issues; deal with the facts, don't single out individuals.

13 Feb 09:04

Zuma on youth unemployment: says SONA addressed partnership with private sector and government programmes to address the issue.

Zuma asked: Do you feel threatened by the media? Zuma: chuckles, says "No! I don't feel threatened by the media. Not at all."

13 Feb 08:50
Zuma on youth unemployment: says SONA addressed partnership with private sector and government programmes to address the issue.

13 Feb 08:48
Zuma addresses why disability was moved from Presidency to Social Development; says Presidency did not have resources, budget for the task.

13 Feb 08:46
Thobeka Madiba-Zuma: any country that focuses on agriculture will drive out poverty.

13 Feb 08:46

13 Feb 08:43
First Lady Thobeka Madiba-Zuma: I was not bored during SONA; president addressed key issues including racism.

13 Feb 08:42

13 Feb 08:42
Be assured, Zuma says, there will be business opportunities for South Africans related to nuclear power. 'It is coming.'

13 Feb 08:41
We are working with France, Chins and Russia. Other countries are in the pipeline. It's necessary to consult. - Zuma on nuclear energy

13 Feb 08:38
Zuma: Other countries have info, resources and offers we need. We have consulted internationally to ensure success of our nuclear programme.

13 Feb 08:35
Zuma: Nuclear energy will serve us well; during Apartheid nuclear energy was used to arm SA. Now we will use it for good.

13 Feb 08:32
Zuma: Authority used to be the enemy. We need to understand authority is not the enemy anymore; this country belongs to us now.

13 Feb 08:23
Zuma on terrorism: I doubt people will attack us as we've seen in other countries; but we are ready for any incident.

13 Feb 08:21
Zuma: We have agreed at AU that we form a quick-reaction force that could move into regions affected by terrorism.

13 Feb 08:20
Zuma being asked about terrorism. He's asked if there's a fear that threats Kenya, Somalia and Nigeria have seen will come to South Africa.

13 Feb 08:19
Cele address state of SA exports: fruit SA sends to EU is the best; EU cannot afford to lose that.

13 Feb 08:17
Cele: Agriculture allows for job creation for the youth; we must ensure we continue to produce food, create jobs. Department of Agriculture will be working with department of trade and water to bolster food security.

13 Feb 08:17
EFF leader Julius Malema, who was dragged out of the National Assembly chamber by riot police on the order of Speaker Baleka Mbete, says the country has become a police state.

13 Feb 08:16
Bheki Cele, sans signature hat, speaks on agriculture.

13 Feb 08:15

13 Feb 08:09
Zuma: Foreign business can lease land; if you want to buy land come and settle and become a citizen. Then you can buy land.

13 Feb 08:08
Zuma: Foreign business can lease land; if you want to buy land come and settle and become a citizen. Then you can buy land.

13 Feb 08:08
Zuma: Foreign-owned land further exacerbates South Africans lack of land. Land that should belong to South Africans is being sold.

13 Feb 08:07
Zuma: The best parts of the country has been bought by foreigners. South Africans don't have land.

13 Feb 08:07
Zuma: We are moving to make a decision that foreigners cannot buy and own land; our own population does not have land.

13 Feb 08:06
Zuma: SA has biggest number of foreign nationals in Africa; there is generally peace. Let's not exaggerate the issue.

13 Feb 08:05
Zuma: Incidents happen here and there, we shouldn't exaggerate when it comes to incidents with foreign shop owners

13 Feb 08:03
Zuma addresses foreign nationals owning illegal weapons; saying both parties (SA & foreign nationals) need to work together lawfully.

13 Feb 08:03

Are you watching the briefing? There are those who couldn't be bothered.

13 Feb 08:01
Zuma on looting: We are 1 continent; we need to work on the opening of borders. Our big economy attracts Africans. We must handle this well.

13 Feb 08:00
Zuma: I think Africa is clear that we are one continent. We should recognise that because we're a bigger economy, that attracts people to come her.

13 Feb 07:59
Zuma says foreign is here in big numbers.

13 Feb 07:57
Zuma: We have a country that has a plan. We know exactly what we are doing. We have a country investing in infrastructure.

13 Feb 07:55
President Zuma is currently answering questions from the audience at the TNA Business Briefing.

13 Feb 07:54
Zuma: Independent producers will contribute to the national grid so we can boost production.

13 Feb 07:53
Zuma: You can't have one power station collapsing after another; we need maintenance. We have a plan to deal with the matter. A great plan.

13 Feb 07:53
Zuma: We have a challenge and we have a solution. We've asked the deputy president to oversee this.

13 Feb 07:52
Zuma: I can't understand, as a president, why you have power stations that are not serviced... How are you managing that? Where are the people working there? What are they doing? It's a matter I'm going to get into.

13 Feb 07:51
We are not in an electricity crisis because we have plan. We have serious complications but we are not in a crisis at all. - Lynne Brown

13 Feb 07:50

13 Feb 07:47
Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown says Eskom cash injection is needed for maintenance on power plants.

13 Feb 07:39
Zuma: This is a time for Parliament to apply the rules more strictly. Yesterday's behaviour turns Parliament into a playground.

13 Feb 07:39
Zuma says MPs who wear overalls undermine actual miners and domestic workers whose uniforms are actually a form of oppression.

13 Feb 07:36
Zuma: These people not prepared to listen. Parliament must deal with them.

13 Feb 07:36
Zuma: I thought the presiding officers were excellent yesterday; they explained the rules of Parliament patiently.

13 Feb 07:33
Zuma - "Indeed I will answer all the questions." But says SONA was not the right time. Says it's not true he has evaded questions in Parliament.

13 Feb 07:33
Zuma stressing that last night's proceedings were not normal; therefore out-of-the-ordinary measures (police) were put in place.

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