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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.

SA to focus on financial service skills development - Zuma

2016-02-11 22:08

South Africa will develop initiatives to grow its financial service industry for the good of all Africa, President Jacob Zuma says.

WRAP: The tribe has spoken but Zuma survives

2016-02-11 21:52

The opening of Parliament became a battle of "outwit, outplay and outlast" between President Jacob Zuma, a speech he really wanted to say, and opposition parties determined not to let that happen.

Police must defend themselves - Zuma

2016-02-11 21:14

A total of 57 police officers have been murdered so far in the 2015/16 financial year, President Jacob Zuma has said during his State of the Nation Address.

Land reform remains important for transformation - Zuma

2016-02-11 21:03

Around 120 000 new land claims have been received as of December, President Jacob Zuma has said during his State of the Nation Address.

Cost-cutting measures for executive - Zuma

2016-02-11 20:47

President Jacob Zuma has announced some cost-cutting measures to curb wasteful expenditure.

'Zupta must fall' - and EFF walks out

2016-02-11 20:08

The opening of Parliament has collapsed into chaos, with a red sea of EFF MPs taking over proceedings and chanting "Zupta must fall".

Cope walks out of Parliament

2016-02-11 19:44

As President Jacob Zuma began delivering his State of the Nation address, he was surprisingly disrupted by Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota.

Lekota expecting 'a bit of drama' in Parliament

2016-02-11 18:57

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says that he was expecting action in Parliament where President Jacob Zuma was to deliver his State of The Nation address.

Nothing will stop Zuma from delivering SONA: Mbalula

2016-02-11 18:36

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says he is not fazed by the protest action happening outside Parliament ahead of the State of the Nation address


Zuma performs balancing act on minimum wage

2016-02-11 22:24

A national minimum wage will go a long way to improve labour relations in South Africa, but it must not undermine job creation, President Jacob Zuma has said.

SOEs no longer relevant will be phased out, says Zuma

2016-02-11 21:54

Economist Kevin Lings says President Jacob Zuma's announcements on the phasing out of state-owned firms is one of the most important of his address.

Zuma memes blossom on Twitter after #SONA2016

2016-02-11 21:40

Judging by the comments and memes on social networking site, Twitter, South Africans who tuned in to hear President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address were clearly not only focused on the serious issues being layed down by the president.

State-owned drug firm established - Zuma

2016-02-11 21:14

A state-owned pharmaceutical company has been established, President Jacob Zuma has announced during his State of the Nation Address in Parliament.

Malema delivers 'real' State of the Nation address

2016-02-11 20:59

EFF president Julius Malema has delivered what he called the "real" State of the Nation address outside Parliament, after he and his party were ordered to leave the National Assembly.

Zuma's resignation, Guptas and Nene take centre stage

2016-02-11 20:36

President Jacob Zuma’s desired resignation, the Guptas and former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s dismissal took centre stage in Parliament

EFF tells 'Mr Zupta' to sit down

2016-02-11 19:49

President Jacob Zuma was called "Mr Zupta" by EFF secretary general Godrich Gardee when he was given time to raise a point of order during the State of the Nation address.

Malema, not Zuma, opens Parliament

2016-02-11 19:12

Moments before a tense-looking President Jacob Zuma was due to start his address at the opening of Parliament, EFF leader Julius Malema stood up.

EFF's grand entrance into Parly

2016-02-11 18:53

While most Members of Parliament treated the State of the Nation Address as a formal affair, the EFF made a grand entrance into the House as they sang and clapped.

Madonsela steals the show

2016-02-11 18:34

While president Jacob Zuma’s legal team appeared to sing like a canary in court this week, on Thursday, Thuli Madonsela was resplendent in bright yellow as she made her way to State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament.

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