Zuma's focus likely to be 'jobs, jobs, jobs'

2012-02-09 07:53
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

State of the Nation preparation

Soldiers prepare for the State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma, scheduled to take place at Parliament in Cape Town.

kalahari.com

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma is expected to focus mainly on economic issues during his annual State of the Nation address at the opening of Parliament on Thursday evening.

Congress of the People spokesperson Nic Koornhof said the address was being made against the backdrop of Moody's and Fitch revising SA's credit rating downwards.

National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu said the main thrust of the speech should be "jobs, jobs, jobs".

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said South Africans wanted the speech to be inspiring.

"They don't want to be presented with another bureaucratic check-list of targets and promises," she told journalists at Parliament on Wednesday.

She said Zuma should be honest about his government's shortcomings, such as the failure to keep the pledges made in previous State of the Nation addresses.

Congress of SA Trade Unions spokesperson Patrick Craven said the organisation expected Zuma to continue rolling out the policies in the ANC election manifesto.

He said Cosatu looked forward to a firm assurance from Zuma that the protection of state information bill would be redrafted to ensure it could never be used to classify evidence of crime and corruption as "secret" or to criminalise whistleblowers.
 
- SAPA
Read more on:    cope  |  cosatu  |  da  |  anc  |  lindiwe mazibuko  |  jacob zuma  |  max sisulu  |  cape town  |  state of the nation 2012
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
102 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Fashion
 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Legal Advisor ( Corp / Commercial )

Cape Town CBD
Hi-Tech Recruitment - Johannesburg
R1 100 000 - R900 000 Per Year

Job: Interactive Web Designer / Developer, Digital Agency, Cape Town, R12k -R20k

Cape Town
Initiate International
R12 000 - R20 000 Per Month

Business/Marketing Consultant

Western Cape
The Prestige Personnel Agency
R35 000 - R45 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It may feel like you are treading water and going nowhere fast. You may want to get off the merry go round. By pushing yourself...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.