ARTICLES RELATING TO STATE OF THE NATION

Zuma must address economic threats - chamber

2014-06-17 12:33

President Jacob Zuma must address threats to South Africa's economic stability in his State of the Nation Address, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

NDPP, SIU head soon - Radebe

2013-02-24 22:04

Appointments to the vacant posts of National Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the Special Investigating Unit will be made soon, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says.

ANC rubbishes DA's 2014 prediction

2013-02-13 14:40
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ANC has slammed "misguided" opposition claims that the storied ruling party's support could drop to under 60% in upcoming elections.

Plea to Pravin

2011-02-22 10:07

A small business owner's open letter to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Job fund to bring in private sector

2011-02-17 16:42

Government's new jobs fund will invite proposals from the private sector for projects that can create self-sustaining employment, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Mulder: Conflicting messages from govt

2011-02-16 21:56

Government's comments and actions send out conflicting messages, Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder says.

'Darkies': Nzimande should go, says DA

2011-02-16 16:29
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The DA has called for Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande to resign after he repeatedly used the term "darkies" in Parliament.

Zuma: government to monitor jobs fund

2011-02-13 22:46

The money set aside by government to create jobs will be "rigorously" monitored, says President Jacob Zuma.

Murder puts Zuma speech in 'grim' context

2011-02-13 19:59
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A grim farm murder in North West has placed President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address into "gruesome" context, says the leader of the Christian Democratic Party.

IDC to invest R10bn in green jobs

2011-02-13 08:42

The IDC has set aside R10bn to use mainly to make loans at very low interest rates available for labour-intensive projects, especially in green industries.

Zuma forgot the trains: Union

2011-02-11 18:09

Transport union, Utatu says that the president's speech was good but it failed to tackle a critical link in the economy, the country’s creaking rail system.

Cosatu hails youth subsidy omission

2011-02-11 15:26

President Jacob Zuma's failure to mention a youth wage subsidy has been welcomed by Cosatu, which strongly opposes the move.

Didata lauds Zuma speech

2011-02-11 10:46

Incentives and digital TV migration outlined in President Jacob Zuma's speech are a golden opportunity for the ICT sector, says Didata chairperson Andile Ngcaba.

Zuma's jobs plans in doubt

2011-02-11 08:24

Economists are concerned about the nuts and bolts of tax breaks and the new employment creation fund.

Cope rivals cause giggles

2011-02-10 22:51

Cope's disgruntled co-founders Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa have hesitantly sat beside each other during the president's State of the Nation address.

New Serjeant-at-Arms earns her stripes

2011-02-10 22:51

Parliament's first female Serjeant-at Arms, Regina Mhlomi, has performed like a veteran at the State of the Nation address.

Zuma: Jobs, jobs and more jobs

2011-02-10 22:25

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address, which primarily focused on job creation, has received a cautious welcome.

Zuma's commitment to co-ops draws praise

2011-02-10 22:01

The SA Civic Organisation has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's commitment to co-operatives, saying he is involving the communities in their own development.

Mantashe comfortable with speech

2011-02-10 22:01

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says he was "quite comfortable" with the president State of the Nation address as it focused on the ruling party's main priorities.

TV switchover will create jobs - Zuma

2011-02-10 20:34

The move to digital television will provide work for many South Africans, President Jacob Zuma says.

Govt to buy green power

2011-02-10 20:20

Government will start buying power from renewable energy power producers, President Jacob Zuma has announced in his State of the Nation address.

Local elections before end May

2011-02-10 19:36

The local government elections will take place before the end of May, and preparations for the poll are well underway, President Jacob Zuma says.

R800m relief for flood victims

2011-02-10 19:23

The government has set aside R800m for immediate relief to assist communities affected by the recent floods in the north of the country.

This will be a blue year - Zille

2011-02-10 18:15

DA leader Helen Zille has arrived at Parliament in an off-the-shoulder, flowing blue dress and declared 2011 a blue year in reference to her party's colours.

Parliament set for sticky opening

2011-02-10 14:36

Humidity and temperatures in the upper twenties look set to make the 2011 opening of Parliament in Cape Town a somewhat sticky affair.

 

Zuma: SA will emerge stronger from turbulence

2014-02-14 07:33

SA can cope with the challenges it is faced with and grow even stronger "if we do the right things", said President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation address.

Mulder: Zuma must bring certainty, hope

2013-02-13 16:58

President Jacob Zuma must use his State of the Nation address to bring South Africans certainty and hope for the future, FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder says.

No DA roses for Zuma

2013-02-13 14:40
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President Jacob Zuma is set to deliver his State of the Nation address this year on Valentine's Day, but the DA has made it clear they are not planning to send him any roses.

State undermines its own jobs pledge

2011-02-21 11:12

The government will frustrate efforts to create more jobs as five new bills before parliament threaten to cut, not create, work opportunities, says Troye Lund.

Climate change affects malaria, food prices

2011-02-17 08:09

Malaria is spreading to new areas and SA food prices will rise due to climate change, government has warned.

ID: Zuma silent on controversial issues

2011-02-16 20:46

Independent Democrats Chief Whip Lance Greyling has accused President Jacob Zuma of remaining silent on all the controversial issues requiring strong political leadership.

Give help to poor, not cronies - Lekota

2011-02-15 20:55

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has warned that job creation initiatives announced by President Jacob Zuma would be a waste if the money found its way to "tenderpreneurs".

Zuma: government to monitor jobs fund

2011-02-13 22:46

The money set aside by government to create jobs will be "rigorously" monitored, says President Jacob Zuma.

Wage subsidies may boost hiring

2011-02-13 12:06

Wage subsidies, a programme that may be announced during the budget address, have helped countries like Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic to reduce unemployment by up to 15%.

Key DA proposals in Zuma speech - Zille

2011-02-11 22:31

It was encouraging to hear President Jacob Zuma announce key DA policy proposals in his state of the nation address, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille says.

Medics welcome Zuma's speech

2011-02-11 16:01

The medical community has welcomed most aspects of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address to Parliament.

Business urges clarity on job creation

2011-02-11 12:22

President Jacob Zuma should have given more detail on how the state would maintain the right environment for businesses to create jobs, says Sacci.

Merger of agencies welcomed

2011-02-11 09:41

The possible merger between the three small business agencies is a good idea, but government can do more to nurture firms, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Business welcomes Zuma address

2011-02-11 07:09

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address laid the ground for business and government to work towards job creation, says Business Unity South Africa.

Zuma salutes role of social networks

2011-02-10 22:51

President Jacob Zuma has thanked South Africans who contributed to the State of the Nation address via social networks, as the address trended at number three on Twitter.

Zuma gives little hope on crime - union

2011-02-10 22:51

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address has given South Africans "little hope" in the fight against crime, a Solidarity's Dirk Hermann says.

Allow Mandela to age with dignity - Zuma

2011-02-10 22:07

President Jacob Zuma has urged South Africans to let Nelson Mandela grow old with dignity on the eve of the 21st anniversary of his release from jail.

Zuma fails in leadership - Black Sash

2011-02-10 22:01

President Jacob Zuma has failed to deliver the bold and decisive leadership needed to relieve poverty, inequality and unemployment, the Black Sash says.

Mixed messages in Zuma speech - FF Plus

2011-02-10 21:03

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address contains mixed messages on mining and job creation, Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder says.

TV switchover will create jobs - Zuma

2011-02-10 20:34

The move to digital television will provide work for many South Africans, President Jacob Zuma says.

Govt looks at flexible tourist visas

2011-02-10 20:14

Government is investigating flexible visa requirements to boost tourism, President Jacob Zuma has announced.

Budget deficit may halve - Zuma

2011-02-10 19:25

SA's budget shortfall may fall from its current 6.7% to between 3% and 4% by 2013, President Jacob Zuma has said at parliament's opening.

Zuma announces new jobs fund

2011-02-10 19:14

President Jacob Zuma has announced the establishment of a jobs fund of R9bn over the next three years to finance new job-creation initiatives.

Zuma urged to focus on jobs, delivery

2011-02-10 17:43

The Young Communist League of SA has urged President Jacob Zuma to focus on unemployment, while AfriForum says he should concentrate on service delivery.

No major shifts seen in Zuma's speech

2011-02-10 14:34

IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi says he does not expect any groundbreaking policy shifts during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address.

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