We have made the economy an apex priority - Zuma

2016-02-13 22:42

South Africa's economy is government's main priority due to the current global economic climate, President Jacob Zuma says.

No razzmatazz as Mantashe fails to show at pre-election walkabout

2016-02-12 21:13

The ruling party is determined to erode the DA's hold in the Western Cape, but ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe still failed to pitch at a pre-election walkabout.

Zuma releases guide for new era of state-owned entities

2016-02-12 18:16

President Jacob Zuma has released a report that will guide the state’s reformation of South Africa’s State Owned Enterprises.

Cosatu: It can't be business as usual on jobs, corruption

2016-02-12 13:05

Cosatu has voiced concern that President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address was “thin on details” regarding the country’s unemployment crisis.

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.

WATCH: I know what you did last SONA

Despite mayhem on the streets of Cape Town, the pomp and ceremony around SONA continued in the Parliamentary precinct. Watch.

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Quirky quotes of the week

2016-02-12 10:40

A selection of newsworthy quotes that made headlines during the past week.

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.

Ministers upbeat after Zuma’s economy SONA

2016-02-12 07:15

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas says President Jacob Zuma delivered a “good speech” that focused on ways to grow the economy.

We cannot be ridiculed by those boys - Zuma's son

2016-02-12 06:51

President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, has described the disruption of the State of the Nation as disgusting, barbaric and unnecessary.


We share your pain, Zuma tells families of trapped mine workers

2016-02-13 22:12

The families of the three workers trapped inside Lily Mine in Louisville, outside Barberton, are in pain, but the country is with them, President Jacob Zuma says.

The cost of moving Parliament to Pretoria

2016-02-12 19:30

Moving South Africa’s parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria could cost R7bn and bring a savings of around R500m to R750m a year, according to Cosatu and an economist.

Zuma's silence on Eskom privatisation worrying - Cosatu

2016-02-12 14:24

Cosatu says it is 'very worrying' that President Jacob Zuma is 'silent on Treasury’s crude plans to privatise Eskom' during his State of the Nation address.

Zuma passes the buck to Pravin

2016-02-12 12:08

The new/old Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will have a mammoth task when he delivers his sixth budget speech in less than two weeks on 24 February.

Zuma: I asked many times how much I should pay back for Nkandla

2016-02-12 11:02

President Jacob Zuma says he did not backtrack on paying back the money for Nkandla, but is rather waiting for parliamentary processes to decide on how to act.

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.

Zuma fails to appease investors, rating agencies - economist

2016-02-12 07:44

President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech was filled with old ideas, says Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

SONA 2016: Optimists see growth spurt, pessimists see junk

2016-02-12 07:22

President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address was seen as an important moment for him to change some policies and strategies to reverse SA's rapid decline.

SA will not reach growth target - Zuma

2016-02-12 07:05

South Africa will not reach its growth target of 5% per year, president Jacob Zuma says.

Zuma's speech 'a failure to the nation' - analysts

2016-02-12 05:29

Political analysts have described President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech as dull, ordinary and a failure to the nation.

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