FULL TEXT: 'We are committed to building an ethical state,' says President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2019 SONA speech

2019-06-20 20:23

"We are committed to building an ethical state," said President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address as he revealed his administration would focus on seven priorities, including education and economic transformation. Read the full speech.

5 hurdles for SA tourism to overcome to meet Ramaphosa's SONA targets

2019-03-08 22:45

President Cyril Ramaphosa has set a target for the tourism industry to grow its arrivals to 21 million by 2030, but there needs to be alignment across government departments to achieve this said SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona.

Davies: Corruption has disadvantaged local suppliers

2019-02-27 20:41

Corruption, fraud and state capture have disadvantaged local suppliers, supply chains and black-owned companies which could not do business as a result, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Govt to engage with labour over Eskom unbundling

2019-02-08 18:43

Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan will meet with Eskom's board to map a way forward for the entity, following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the power utility will be unbundled.

The Eskom break-up explained: What we know so far

2019-02-07 23:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday evening that debt-laden power utility Eskom would be split into three separate entities – generation, transmission and distribution – which would still fall under the company Eskom Holdings.

Ramaphosa: NHI Bill to come before Parliament soon

2019-02-07 20:26

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the NHI Bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament.

Ramaphosa has responded to the land question, SOEs, the size of Cabinet, as it happened

2018-02-20 14:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa has replied to the debate on the State of the Nation Address in the Parliament.

SONA 2017: What you need to know

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Wounded Zuma seeks to salvage reputation in state address

2016-02-11 06:50

As he prepares to deliver his State of the Nation speech, President Jacob Zuma is facing one of the darkest moments of his presidency.

From moos to mermaids: what next on Nkandla?

Remember the cattle kraal, chickens and mermaids? President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead has captured public interest in diverse political camps.

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The imbongi is back! Praise singer to welcome Ramaphosa at SONA

2019-06-20 13:47

After an outcry from the South African public, Parliament has reconsidered its decision to not have an imbongi welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa into the National Assembly for the State of the Nation Address.

Davies: Without a steel industry, SA would regress

2019-02-27 21:05

Hard decisions had to be taken to stabilise SA's steel industry, as without it there would be 'massive deindistrialisation' in SA, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Malema: Nationalise oil and gas discoveries

2019-02-12 15:59

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says the oil and gas find by Total will mostly benefit foreign companies, rather than South Africans.

The president's plan for jobs

2019-02-08 08:04

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Presidential Jobs Summit last year was a success and social partners have committed to create 275 000 direct jobs, every year.

The president's plan for jobs

2019-02-07 20:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Presidential Jobs Summit last year was a success and social partners have committed to create 275 000 direct jobs, every year.

ANALYSIS: EFF will probably disrupt SONA, but they should be wary

2019-02-07 05:18

The scene is set to once again hear the now familiar refrain coming from someone in red, just as the president is about to deliver the State of the Nation Address: "Honourable speaker, on a point of order…"

Opposition parties wants 'anyone but Zuma' to deliver SONA 2018

2018-02-02 19:02

Anyone but Zuma. That is who opposition parties want to deliver the upcoming State of the Nation Address.

EFF calls itself South Africa's last hope

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi calls his part the "last hope" for South Africa, echoing the words of leader Julius Malema. Citing economic history and macro-economic theory, Ndlozi argues the DA and ANC are scarcely different from one another. His party, he says, will introduce a new model of industrialisation, job creation, land reform and economic growth.

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Gordhan, CEOs agree status quo in SA can’t continue

2016-02-08 16:16

A meeting between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and business leaders on how to avoid a junk rating resolved the current situation in the economy can’t continue.

Pregnant, NOT worst dressed!

2014-02-14 10:26

ANC MP Thandile Sunduza's green boobtube dress went viral after appearing on the SONA red carpet last night.

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