ARTICLES RELATING TO SONA 2019

Everything President Ramaphosa promised our children in his #SONA2019 speech

2019-07-02 09:11

Better educational outcomes and every 10-year-old will be able to read for meaning in the next decade: Here’s what President Cyril Ramaphosa said, specifically on education, in his 2019 State of the Nation Address.

Ramaphosa can aim higher knowing the public stands behind him

2019-06-27 10:58

The president can get things done if he gives himself time to consult solution-driven South Africans in all sectors from churches to industrialists, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Anticlimax

2019-06-26 11:30

Indications are that the 2019 general elections delivered a damp squib, says Solly Moeng.

Solly Moeng: SA's great post-election anticlimax

2019-06-26 05:00

Contrary to all the pre-electoral promises and expectations, indications are that the 2019 general elections delivered a perfect damp squib, says Solly Moeng.

EFF calls Gordhan 'constitutional delinquent', stages walk out during SONA debate

2019-06-25 18:42

The EFF has continued its feud with Minister of State Enterprises Pravin Gordhan during the debate on the State of the Nation Address.

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Members of Parliament debate President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address in the sixth Parliament. Watch Live.

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Ramaphosa increasingly isolated – a month after his inauguration

2019-06-24 07:24

If the Public Protector's suspicions of criminality turn out to be true, Ramaphosa should be recalled and charged. If she wrongly accused the president of money-laundering, she should be out of a job, writes Adriaan Basson.

POLITICS PODCAST | SONA: Can Ramaphosa realise his dream for SA?

2019-06-21 16:35

This week on POLOTIKI we shift the focus to Parliament, where President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), his second this year and the first in the newly elected sixth administration.

Will Ramaphosa's SONA put ANC squabbles to bed?

2019-06-21 13:21

President Cyril Ramaphosa has used his third State of the Nation Address to reaffirm the independence of the South African Reserve Bank.

SONA: Dream, dream, filling up an idle hour and 20 minutes

2019-06-21 12:05

With all the talk about dreams, it's no wonder 2019's second State of the Nation Address was a rather slumberous affair.

 

The #RamaTracker – following up on presidential economic promises

2019-06-28 06:00

One of South Africa’s significant impediments is the ability to diagnose and plan solutions to problems but never to achieve them. Fin24 will be tracking the president's promises.

Expropriation without compensation just one of the tools for land reform - Ramaphosa

2019-06-26 20:27

Expropriation without compensation "in defined circumstances" is but one of the ways to reform South Africa's plans to achieve agrarian reform and spatial justice, and individual rights to land will also be recognised, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Mr President, should we not rather sweat the small stuff?

2019-06-26 08:02

Before we build a new city, should we not perhaps first fix the potholes in our roads and get the traffic lights in Johannesburg to work, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

'Zuma faction still in charge': DA's Mazzone tells Ramaphosa ANC's chairpersons announcement felt like a 'left hook to the jaw'

2019-06-25 21:34

The Zuma faction is still in charge, DA MP Natasha Mazzone told President Cyril Ramaphosa in the debate on his State of the Nation Address during a joint sitting of the houses of Parliament.

Ramaphosa's loss for words may be a good thing

2019-06-25 15:23

Ramaphosa's February SONA outlined crucial plans of action over the course of the year and presumably after he had secured a mandate. This could be why he felt no need to add detail to last week's SONA, writes Shingai Mutizwa-Mangiza.

WATCH: People expected too much of me - Khoisan praise singer

2019-06-25 06:29

Khoisan activist Bradley van Sitters is not deterred by the comments regarding his praise-singing at the 2019 State of the Nation Address last week. WATCH NOW.

MTN, Vodacom given boost by promise of long-delayed spectrum

2019-06-21 19:32

Vodacom and MTN, the country's two biggest mobile-phone providers, have long been demanding the opportunity to bid for new spectrum to extend high-speed internet to new customers and increase data revenue.

Too many key institutions are not rising to the challenge

2019-06-21 15:00

Parliament's failure during the Zuma years made a mockery of a constitutional model in which the legislature was supposed to hold the executive accountable. It meant the courts became the only mechanism to do this, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

'Someone must wake the man up' - opposition parties unimpressed by Ramaphosa's SONA

2019-06-21 13:13

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been labelled a dreamer who must be woken up by opposition leaders – many of whom were less than impressed with his State of the Nation Address.

WATCH: Maimane slams Ramaphosa's 'conflicting' messages about Eskom

2019-06-21 11:28

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has slammed President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'conflicting' messages around Eskom in his State of the Nation Address.

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