SONA now what?

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SONA now what?

The prelude to President Jacob Zuma's eighth SONA bore some similarity to last years' speech (protests, high security, filibustering). SONA 2016 is done but not quite dusted. Here's what follows.

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INFOGRAPHIC: SONA 2016 in a nutshell

2016-02-12 10:42

View an infographic with all the need-to-know key points and figures from SONA 2016.

SONA: ANC happy, opposition underwhelmed

2016-02-11 22:46

While ANC members were quick to praise President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address, opposition parties were underwhelmed.

ANC remembers District Six

2016-02-11 16:42

The ANC has paid tribute to Cape Town’s once-vibrant District Six community on the 50th anniversary of its destruction.

Rule breaking is the EFF's brand - political analyst

Political analyst Richard Calland says the EFF have built their reputation on breaking rules in Parliament. "The EFF injected life into Parliament," adds Calland. In this video he says the ANC is unlikely to recall President Jacob Zuma. He is likely to remain in office until 2019.

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Ex-ANC faction leader defects to EFF, vows to 'dethrone' ANC in Mpumalanga

2016-02-11 12:37

The former leader of an ANC faction that sought to unseat Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has joined the EFF.

Planned ANC gathering not approved by City of Cape Town

2016-02-10 20:06

The Western Cape ANC plans to march through Cape Town to celebrate the 26th anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's release from prison, ahead of the State of the Nation address.

Truman Prince's fate still in the balance

2016-02-10 17:38

Beaufort West Mayor Truman Prince might know his fate by the end of the week, as the Central Karoo region of the ANC starts disciplinary steps against him.

Ahead of SONA 2016, Maimane says ANC is set on destroying democracy

DA leader Mmusi Maimane recalls the events of the 2015 State of the Nation Address (SONA). Maimane and his colleagues walked out, he says, because the Constitution was violated.

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Zuma’s lawyers admit Public Protector report was binding – As it happened

2016-02-09 16:30

In a day of high drama, President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Jeremy Gauntlett conceded that the Public Protector's findings into security upgrades at Nkandla were in fact binding, he told the Constitutional Court.


You don't get to choose the president, Zuma tells opposition

2016-02-12 11:09

President Jacob Zuma has called on political parties who criticise him and the ANC to rather focus on their own policies as they don't get to choose the country's leader.

News24's 10 most memorable moments of SONA 2016

2016-02-12 07:38

Here are 10 memorable moments from this year's State of the Nation address in Parliament.

EFF, ANC members clash ahead of SONA

2016-02-11 17:30

Police used stun grenades to disperse EFF and ANC members who clashed on Adderley Street near Parliament.

Western Cape ANC leader's assault case postponed

2016-02-11 15:51

The case against suspended ANC Western Cape secretary Faiez Jacobs has been postponed to March 31 for further investigation, the Western Cape National Prosecuting Authority says.

Marches and protests are taking place across SA ahead of the State of the Nation Address, including multiple #ZumaMustFall gatherings.

Marches and protests are taking place across SA ahead of the State of the Nation Address, including multiple #ZumaMustFall gatherings.

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SONA: Cloud hangs over Zuma

2016-02-11 06:59

President Jacob Zuma will deliver his State of the Nation address under a cloud, after the Constitutional Court was asked to find that he violated the Constitution and his oath of office.

Nelson Mandela Bay ANC conference postponed again

2016-02-10 19:46

The ANC regional conference in Nelson Mandela Bay, that was supposed to have taken place in January, has again been postponed.

'Fix my toilet and I'll vote for you,' Cape Town woman tells ANC

2016-02-10 14:24

Long-suffering residents of Elsies River have used a door-to-door campaign by an ANC NEC member as an opportunity to appeal for help.

Moeletsi Mbeki: Zuma won’t fall – he will serve out full term until 2019

2016-02-09 16:38

Rumours of Jacob Zuma losing his Presidency are hugely exaggerated, says political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki.

ANCYL leader's 'civil war' threats out of order - Mbete

2016-02-09 15:25

ANC Youth League leader Collen Maine's threat of a civil war is totally out of order, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has said.

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