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Factions, fractions and rubbish in SONA debate

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. Naidoo says the Speaker in Parliament faces criticism for a perceived bias. During the SONA debate COPE's Mosioua Lekota was discouraged from saying "factions" in parliament. DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen's use of the term "utter rubbish" prompted a request for his exit from the National Assembly. Naidoo here details MPs responsibilities in Parliament and the role of the Speaker.

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WATCH: DA stand, shout and chant in SONA debate

Members of the DA's caucus stood and shouted in the National Assembly during the second day of debate on SONA 2016. An outraged Mmusi Maimane repeatedly asked Raseriti Johannes Tau to explain why he asked the DA to leave. Maimane then asked Tau to recuse himself as chair. "Go, go, go!" the DA chanted.

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Zuma talks mining, jobs... and Cecil the lion

President Jacob Zuma provided an update on progress made in key areas since his State of the Nation Address in February. WATCH.

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We have a corrupt regime at the hands of the ANC - Malema

EFF leader, Julius Malema gives his take on the State of the Nation address and his party's plan to tackle Zuma's "corrupt regime". Watch.

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Opening Pandora's box

2013-02-18 07:36

Zuma's address points to higher spend through higher taxes, says Peter Attard Montalto.

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

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.

 
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Some in ANC didn't jump to Zuma's defence - analyst

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. Naidoo said the President fleetingly affirmed the Constitution in his address. "Even members of the ANC participated in the debate," says Naidoo. "Many of them did not jump to President Zuma's defence, in the way he had been attacked quite viciously by the opposition."

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SONA now what?

2016-02-12 17:45
SONA now what?

The prelude to President Jacob Zuma's eighth SONA bore some similarity to last years' speech (protests, high security, filibustering). SONA 2016 is done but not quite dusted. Here's what follows.

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Watch Julius Malema's full SONA debate address here

Mr President; there is no doubt that you benefited from work done at Nkandla - but it's a question for another day - that's how Julius Malema opened his address at the State of the Nation debate on Tuesday.

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Zuma's Telkom announcement prompts questions

2015-02-13 13:08

Telkom’s relationship with government is under the spotlight after President Jacob Zuma said it will be the “lead agency” in a broadband roll out project.

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.

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