ARTICLES RELATING TO STATE OF THE NATION 2013

Zuma advised me to retire, says Buthelezi

2013-02-21 22:31

Octogenarian IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has interrupted President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly to reveal that the president had advised him it was time he retired.

Long way to go - Zuma

2013-02-21 20:39

South Africa still has some way to go to achieve the society it desires, says President Jacob Zuma.

Buthelezi interrupts Zuma speech

2013-02-21 16:42

In an unusual move, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has jumped up and interrupted President Jacob Zuma during his response to the State of the Nation debate in the National Assembly.

Questions over land reform timing

2013-02-20 16:55

The government's announcement that land claims from before 1913 will be re-opened has created huge expectations, says Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder.

SA has lost confidence in Zuma, DA says

2013-02-19 18:18
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The South African people have lost confidence in President Jacob Zuma and his State of the Nation address showed why, Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

State secrecy a growing culture - R2K

2013-02-15 22:00

President Jacob Zuma has failed to acknowledge a "growing culture of secrecy and securitisation of the state", the Right2Know Campaign says.

Cosatu welcomes Zuma's speech

2013-02-15 18:05

Cosatu has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech, but said more needs to be done to fight corruption.

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News24's slightly less serious interpretation of Zuma's State of the Nation address.

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'Back to basics' for Zuma - analyst

2013-02-15 13:00

The State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma was conservative but pushed all the right buttons, a political analyst says.

'Cupid' drops in on Parliament

2013-02-15 07:42

Cupid visited President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation address in Parliament but he did not have wings and happened to be a Zulu.

Zuma orders action against rapists

2013-02-14 22:33
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Law enforcement agencies have been ordered to prioritise cases of rape and murder against women and children, President Jacob Zuma says.

Zuma speech low on details - analyst

2013-02-14 21:27

President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address covered a wide variety of social issues, but was scant on detail, a sociologist says.

Teachers' rights to strike remain - Zuma

2013-02-14 20:40

Making education an essential service will not take away teachers' constitutional rights such as the right to strike, President Jacob Zuma says.

Willing buyer, willing seller principle to go

2013-02-14 19:55
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Government is to drop the "willing-buyer, willing seller" principle with regard to land reform and restitution, President Jacob Zuma has confirmed.

Zuma calls for support on growth, jobs

2013-02-14 19:28

President Jacob Zuma has called for greater cooperation between all social partners to spur economic growth and create jobs in his State of the Nation address.

Dignitaries arrive at Parliament

2013-02-14 18:58

MPs, cabinet ministers, celebrities and other dignitaries have poured into the National Assembly building for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

Will Zuma turn to the stars?

2013-02-14 17:30

Whether President Jacob Zuma will consult a horoscope before delivering his State of the Nation address is not known, but both his critics and supporters may well be hoping he does.

Red carpet rolled out at Parliament

2013-02-14 16:03

Final touches are being made to spruce up Parliament for President Jacob Zuma's 2013 State of the Nation address.

Call for a minute's silence in Parliament

2013-02-14 14:58

Non-governmental bodies have urged President Jacob Zuma to observe a minute of silence for victims of rape and other forms of violence before his State of the Nation address.

Zuma must focus on 'big five' - Cosatu

2013-02-13 20:09

Cosatu says the president's state of the nation speech should focus on ANC policy priorities of jobs, education, health, crime, corruption and rural development.

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.

Mbeki, De Klerk invited to parliament

2013-02-12 17:45

Former presidents Thabo Mbeki and FW de Klerk are among eminent persons invited to attend this year's State of the Nation address, Parliament's presiding officers says.

Presidency prepares for State of Nation

2013-02-12 09:04

President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe start community and stakeholder outreach programmes in preparation for the state of the nation address this week.

ANC outlines Mangaung resolutions

2013-02-07 17:41

Resolutions taken by the ANC at its December Mangaung conference on key policies on the number of provinces, education, and health, have been posted on the party's website.

 

Zuma calls for unity, patriotism

2013-02-21 20:40
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President Jacob Zuma has sought to reassure South Africans of the country's future and at the same time urged national unity and patriotism.

Zuma: Women, children safety paramount

2013-02-21 19:02

The right to life and the right to safety and security of women and children are paramount, President Jacob Zuma has told Parliament.

Act on rape, MPs tell Zuma

2013-02-20 22:14
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The second day of debate in the National Assembly on the State of the Nation address has featured urgent calls for President Jacob Zuma to act on rape and similar abuse.

Buthelezi: ANC and people divided

2013-02-19 21:00

There is a growing divide between the ANC and the people of South Africa, IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says.

Property cheers urban development plan

2013-02-17 14:01

Several items highlighted in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech this week hold significant benefits for the property market, says an expert.

SACP: Growth not everything

2013-02-15 18:05

Chasing economic growth to tackle poverty, inequality and unemployment will not solve the country's problems, the SA Communist Party says.

All talk and no detail on jobs - body

2013-02-15 16:34

President Jacob Zuma's state address lacked detail and a vision to tackle unemployment and job creation, says the National Employers' Association of SA.

Cabinet condemns violence against women

2013-02-15 14:32

Cabinet has expressed concern over the increase in brutality against women and children.

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Opening of Parliament 2013

2013-02-15 11:20

See all the glitz and glam of the red carpet during the Opening of Parliament ahead of the 2013 State of the Nation Address.

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Zuma leaves opposition 'uninspired'

2013-02-15 07:08
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Opposition parties have been left unimpressed with President Jacob Zuma's State-of-the-Nation speech.

Zuma issues warning on growth

2013-02-14 21:15

President Jacob Zuma issued a sober warning in his state of the nation address the country needs a superlative effort to turn the economy around.

Zuma announces tax review

2013-02-14 20:33

The tax regime, including mining royalties, will be reviewed to ensure the government is raising enough money from the economy, says President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma: Economy needs to grow faster

2013-02-14 19:42

South Africa's economy needs to grow threefold to create the targeted 11 million jobs by 2030, President Jacob Zuma said in his State of the Nation address.

Sniffer dog checks out Parly parkers

2013-02-14 19:02

A police sniffer dog has been used to check out two cars illegally parked outside Parliament ahead of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech.

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State of the Nation 2013

2013-02-14 17:41

See all the latest pictures from this year's opening of parliament ahead of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

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Security beefed up for Parliament opening

2013-02-14 17:30

Security has been "beefed-up" in and around Parliament for this year's official opening and State of the Nation address.

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Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister Trevor Manuel visited businesses in Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha ahead of the State of the Nation address. Watch.

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Jobs expected to be focus of Zuma's speech

2013-02-14 07:52
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Job growth is expected to be the main focus of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech.

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.

Union wants new vision for labour

2013-02-12 18:03

President Jacob Zuma should tackle the problem of unemployment and job creation in his State of the Nation address, says union Neasa.

Road closures: Opening of parliament

2013-02-12 10:45

Several roads will be closed in Cape Town's CBD for the State of the Nation address and Opening of Parliament which will take place on Thursday.

Zuma visits Mandela

2013-02-10 21:16
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President Jacob Zuma has visited former president Nelson Mandela at his Johannesburg home to convey "good wishes".

Time for unity, says Cosatu's Vavi

2013-02-07 16:44

It is time for workers to unite and leave behind the differences in leadership preferences that marred Cosatu last year, secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi says.

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