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Zuma: NDP a plan for all

2013-02-15 08:59

The National Development Plan will put the country on a clear growth path, President Jacob Zuma says.

Business response to Zuma speech mixed

2013-02-15 07:18

President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation speech was disappointing and lacked substance, the Cape Chamber of Commerce says.

NDP to top Zuma agenda

2013-02-14 08:56

The national development plan is expected to be the main thrust of President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address.

Nation bombards Zuma with issues

2013-02-11 22:33
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The wish list for topics President Jacob Zuma should tackle in his State of the Nation address varies from more jobs to matters green and Eskom.

DA suspends Kohler-Barnard

2010-02-17 13:41

The DA has suspended MP Dianne Kohler Barnard for five days for swearing in the National Assembly, and has asked her to apologise.

Zuma gives MPs history lesson

2010-02-16 20:22

President Jacob Zuma insists former president FW de Klerk should not get full credit for negotiating with the ANC.

Zuma pleased about audience

2010-02-16 19:06

President Jacob Zuma says nearly two million more South Africans watched him deliver his State of the Nation address this year because it was delivered in the evening.

'SA has lost Mandela glitter of hope'

2010-02-15 14:15

Cope parliamentary leader Mvume Dandala says SA has lost the hope provided by Nelson Mandela, but the many challenges facing the country can still be defeated.

DA: We've heard it all before

2010-02-15 13:45

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Athol Trollip has lambasted President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech, saying current ANC leaders are not comparable to the previous generation.

Zuma copied us: Zille

2010-02-12 19:48

They may not appear to have much in common, but DA leader Helen Zille believes President Jacob Zuma may have borrowed substantially from her party's policy documents for his State of the Nation speech.

Govt contracts may not be public

2010-02-12 14:21

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane has cast doubt on whether the ministerial performance contracts will be made public.

Zuma a 'confident liar'

2010-02-12 12:03

Cope Youth Movement has branded President Jacob Zuma a "confident liar" after he announced in his State of the Nation address that 480 000 jobs had been created last year.

Zuma: Govt will get to work

2010-02-12 08:01

President Jacob Zuma has promised an implementation drive in his second State of the Nation address delivered in Cape Town.

Zuma plays it safe

2010-02-11 22:39

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address failed to mention a number of issues some citizens appeared to have wanted him to.

Opposition critical of speech

2010-02-11 22:39

President Jacob Zuma's second State of the Nation speech has found little favour with most opposition party leaders.

Madiba lauded in Parliament

2010-02-11 21:36

Delivering his State of the Nation address in Parliament, President Jacob Zuma has hailed Nelson Mandela's legacy of a non-racial, unified South Africa.

State of the Nation

2010-02-11 19:51

Read the full State of the Nation speech.

Cheering crowd welcomes Mandela

2010-02-11 19:24

Former president Nelson Mandela has made a rare public appearance, arriving in Parliament in Cape Town to listen to President Jacob Zuma deliver his State of the Nation address.

Pupils offer Zuma tips

2010-02-10 22:11

The economy, education and service delivery are among issues that should be spoken about in the State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma has been told.

Zille: ANC diverging

2010-02-10 15:57

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has accused the ANC of diverging from former president Nelson Mandela's vision.

Mandela to attend address

2010-02-09 19:39

SA's first democratic president Nelson Mandela will be attending President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.

 

Zuma: State acting on construction fraud

2013-02-15 13:59

The government is cracking down on corrupt activities by construction companies, President Jacob Zuma said in his state of the nation address.

Zuma 'painted realistic picture'

2013-02-15 07:24

President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation speech presented a realistic picture of the country's challenges, an employment agency says.

State of the Nation: Schedule changes

2013-02-14 10:09

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address will take place on Thursday and South Africans can tune in via various platforms to watch the ceremony live.

Sacci: Zuma must restore confidence

2013-02-14 08:05

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it expects President Jacob Zuma to commit to greater policy certainty in his State of the Nation address.

Boost SMEs, Sacci tells Zuma

2012-02-08 16:36

Support for business, especially small and medium enterprises should be spelt out in President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Cope, DA 'missing the point'

2010-02-17 13:30

The SA Communist Party has accused opposition parties of "grandstanding" and "missing the point" by staging a walk-out in the National Assembly.

ANC blasts Cope, DA for walkout

2010-02-16 20:22

The ANC has blasted the Congress of the People and the Democratic Alliance for storming out of the National Assembly.

Zuma defends address

2010-02-16 16:30

President Jacob Zuma has defended his State of the Nation address and rejected opposition suggestions that it had lacked substance and detail.

Name changes 'will cause conflict'

2010-02-15 14:15

Changing names of places with historical value will cause conflict and polarisation across South Africa for the next 20 years, says FF+ leader Pieter Mulder.

Zuma's inbox swamped

2010-02-15 12:04

An anti-crime campaign has seen President Jacob Zuma receive a letter in his inbox every six seconds over the past few hours.

Zuma delivery stance 'mild'

2010-02-12 15:39

President Jacob Zuma has given only "mild attention" to issues of service delivery and corruption in his State of the Nation address, says Numsa.

Zuma's speech was vague: public

2010-02-12 13:23

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address covered a lot of issues, but at some points vague, say members of the public.

BACSA applauds 'year of action'

2010-02-12 10:08

Business Against Crime SA has applauded President Jacob Zuma’s pledge for a year of action in 2010, in his second State of the Nation address.

Blaring music drowns out speech

2010-02-11 23:21

Enthusiasm over President Jacob Zuma's first night-time State of the Nation address varied from interested to simply ignoring it at Johannesburg's hotspots.

Teachers to get lesson plans

2010-02-11 22:39

President Jacob Zuma says teachers will be assisted by the provision of detailed daily lesson plans, available in all 11 languages.

Zuma wants action

2010-02-11 21:36

Government must work faster, harder and smarter in 2010, President Jacob Zuma has said in his State of the Nation address in Parliament in Cape Town.

Zuma praises PW

2010-02-11 20:09

President Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to apartheid president PW Botha for initiating discussions about the possible release of political prisoners.

Zuma promises action, jobs

2010-02-11 19:42

President Jacob Zuma has promised accelerated government delivery and a new focus in industrial policy to spur growth and job creation as he delivers his second State of the Nation address since taking power.

Security scare in front of Parly

2010-02-11 17:12

A large purple shopping bag and a pair of battered crutches had police officers keeping pedestrians away from a 50m section of pavement in front of Parliament.

Zuma under pressure

2010-02-10 18:16

President Jacob Zuma is expected to promise to shift delivery and restructuring programmes up a gear in his State of the Nation address as he seeks to rekindle trust in his administration.

Zuma scandal 'strains' ANC

2010-02-10 14:10

Public outrage over President Jacob Zuma's out-of-wedlock child has strained the ruling party and raised the stakes for his State of the Nation address, analysts say.

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