ARTICLES RELATING TO STATE OF THE NATION 2012

Free education for 8 million pupils - minister

2012-02-15 22:40
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Progress is being made in education despite problems, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, adding that over eight million pupils are benefitting from the no-fee school policy.

Education system a crisis: DA

2012-02-15 17:49

Education should be declared a crisis and the school system revamped, says the Democratic Alliance.

The nation not the state address

2012-02-13 11:47

To be honest, I am not convinced about state of the nation addresses, says Chris Moerdyk.

Zuma praised but oversights questioned

2012-02-10 18:00

Observers have welcomed President Jacob Zuma's focus on economic development in his State of the Nation address, but said he neglected other areas of concern, notably mining regulation.

Economist: Focus on infrastructure will pay off

2012-02-10 16:53

President Jacob Zuma's strong focus on infrastructure in his state of the nation speech will pay off for South Africa, says an economist.

Zuma honest, frank - unions

2012-02-10 08:11

Trade unions have praised President Jacob Zuma for what they described as his honesty and frankness on the problems South Africa faces.

Business lauds Zuma speech

2012-02-10 08:09

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it is very pleased with the state-of-the-nation address, although disappointed that small business was ignored.

State of the Nation: 10 key issues

2012-02-10 07:14
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Not sure what to make of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address? Here are 10 things worth knowing.

Zuma's glasses don't become spectacle

2012-02-09 22:47

In the past, President Jacob Zuma's loose glasses have been the topic of conversation for many, but this time he was adamant they would not make a spectacle of him.

Core way to create jobs ignored - expert

2012-02-09 22:44

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address did not focus on the core way to create jobs, an economist says.

Revamp to set groundwork for NHI

2012-02-09 20:32

The government's upgrade to social infrastructure will include preparations for the National Health Insurance plan.

Women empowerment to get a boost

2012-02-09 20:12

Black empowerment rules on "fronting" will be enforced while a new gender equality bill will allow for sanctions against transgressors, says the president.

Zuma arrives in bullet-proof style

2012-02-09 19:47

President Jacob Zuma has been driven through the wind-swept streets of Cape Town in a bullet proofed security vehicle ahead of his State of the Nation speech in the National Assembly.

Zuma: We're committed to mining sector

2012-02-09 19:43

The government wants a globally competitive mining industry, says President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma recommits to Constitution

2012-02-09 19:22

President Jacob Zuma has recommitted his government to advancing the ideals of the Constitution.

Red carpet, regal welcome awaits Zuma

2012-02-09 15:30

President Jacob Zuma will likely feel like a king coming home as he notices the many preparations for the opening of Parliament and his much-awaited State of the Nation address later.

Zuma should tighten the belt (financially)

2012-02-09 07:35

Luthuli House never seems to get its act together when it comes to managing money and ensuring that all the bills are paid and there is something extra in the kitty, writes Mandy Rossouw.

Pleas, advice for Zuma ahead of speech

2012-02-08 16:45

Pleas for water and advice on why to study if there are no jobs have filled the presidency's Facebook page ahead of the state of the nation address.

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

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Star turn for Parliament opening

2012-02-07 14:56

The theme for Parliament's opening this week is inspired by South Africa's bid to become the site for the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.

 

Mulder stirs hornet's nest in land debate

2012-02-15 19:31
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Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder has given the hornet's nest of land ownership a sharp political poke in Parliament.

Zuma finally decides to lead (maybe)

2012-02-15 09:10

Last week’s State of the Nation Address was president Jacob Zuma’s best to date, says Khaya Dlanga.

Trevor behind Zuma's plan

2012-02-12 11:00

The construction of rail infrastructure worth up to R200bn is a response to proposals in the National Development Plan that Planning Minister Trevor Manuel announced last year.

Zuma to make 'important' announcement

2012-02-10 17:28

President Jacob Zuma will make an announcement "of national importance" on Saturday, says a central bank statement.

Markets to find infrastructure projects

2012-02-10 09:18

The government will go to domestic and international markets to fund massive infrastructure projects announced by President Jacob Zuma, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

No mention of service delivery - analyst

2012-02-10 08:11

It's very worrying that President Jacob Zuma made no mention of plans to improve local government and services in his State of the Nation address, an analyst says.

Land reform too slow, says Zuma

2012-02-10 07:20

The pace of land redistribution is "slow and tedious" and the willing buyer, willing seller option isn't working, President Jacob Zuma says.

Zuma's speech ambitious - analysts

2012-02-10 07:14
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Analysts have described President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address as "very ambitious", but say it lacked detail on implementation.

It's the economy, says Zuma

2012-02-09 22:44

President Jacob Zuma has put the economy at the centre of his State of the Nation speech, and pledged to extend government's infrastructure drive to stimulate growth and create jobs.

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See which words featured most often in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech with this word cloud.

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Revamp to set groundwork for NHI

2012-02-09 20:32

The government's upgrade to social infrastructure will include preparations for the National Health Insurance plan.

Zuma vows action on Eskom tariffs

2012-02-09 19:52

President Jacob Zuma says he has asked Eskom to look at options on how to reduce its prices over the next few years.

Zuma's State of the Nation address

2012-02-09 19:47

Read President Jacob Zuma's full state of the nation address here.

Infrastructure focus of Zuma speech

2012-02-09 19:34

President Jacob Zuma has promised a "massive" infrastructure development drive to aid growth in the economy in his State of the Nation address.

Jobs, economy loom large over Zuma speech

2012-02-09 16:47

Job creation and measures to boost a slowing economy are keenly awaited in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

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

2012-02-09 07:53
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President Jacob Zuma is expected to focus mainly on economic issues and employment during his annual State of the Nation address.

Zuma urged to be bold, up his game

2012-02-08 23:18

President Jacob Zuma has been urged to up his game in what will be his third State of the Nation address, while steering clear of "another bureaucratic check-list of targets and promises".

Zuma expected to focus on economic issues

2012-02-08 15:29

President Jacob Zuma is expected to focus mainly on economic issues in his address at theofficial opening of Parliament for 2012.

Cape Town road closures

2012-02-07 15:11

The following Cape Town roads will be closed for the State of the Nation address and opening of Parliament, as well as rehearsals.

Social media helps Zuma connect with SA

2012-02-05 22:33

President Jacob Zuma will use social media to find out what is troubling South Africans ahead of his State of the Nation address, his office says.

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