ARTICLES RELATING TO SONA 2019

'South Africans must take climate change seriously' - Ramaphosa

2019-02-15 06:07

It is time for South Africans to take climate change seriously, said President Cyril Ramaphosa in his response to the debate on his State of the Nation Address.

OVERVIEW | Sellout, Scorpions and Eskom: 7 takeouts from Ramaphosa's #SONADebate reply

2019-02-14 16:55

Here are some key points made by President Cyril Ramaphosa in response to some of the questions raised during the debate on his State of the Nation Address.

OVERVIEW: Why Mosiuoa Lekota insisted to address Cyril Ramaphosa in #SONADebate

2019-02-13 19:01

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota put up a fight in Parliament to personally address President Cyril Ramaphosa, accusing him of selling out ANC leaders during the 1970s.

Steenhuisen calls on Ramaphosa for 'concomitant action' against corruption

2019-02-13 07:22

DA chief whip John Steenhuisen has invoked President Cyril Ramaphosa's controversial email about the Marikana mining strike to call for "concomitant action" against crime.

OVERVIEW: 16 quotes that made MPs roar, laugh and sigh during the #SonaDebate

2019-02-12 19:50

Here are some key comments made when Members of Parliament responded to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address.

The missing link in the inspiring SONA

2019-02-12 08:48

Our existing socio-economic development model has proven not equal to the task of undoing the inherited and growing inequities of our colour coded society. The solution lies elsewhere, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Malema accused of assaulting female officer at SONA - report

2019-02-11 09:41

A female parliamentary protection and security services officer has accused Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema of assault.

PODCAST: #SONA2019 | Focus on the economy (almost a Mbeki-type speech)

2019-02-11 09:09

This week on POLOTIKI we discuss President Cyril Ramaphosa's three major announcements during his second State of the Nation Address. LISTEN.

Eyes open for 2019

2019-02-10 06:00

Those hoping for clarity from the State of the Nation Address on how expropriation without compensation would be implemented (and damage contained) would have been disappointed, writes Terence Corrigan.

South Africans offer 'Thuma Mina' for Ramaphosa's new corruption busting unit

2019-02-08 19:53

Citizens have submitted CVs barely a day after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his plans to set up a new unit within the office of the new National Directorate for Public Prosecutions.

 

'Not at all. Not at all' - Ramaphosa gets standing ovation as he responds to sellout claims

2019-02-14 20:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa's response to claims that he was "rewarded" by apartheid's special branch, elicited a standing ovation from MPs in the National Assembly.

Ramaphosa refuses to show DA his son's Bosasa contract

2019-02-13 19:54

President Cyril Ramaphosa has refused to release the contract between his son and facilities management company Bosasa, which the DA has requested in an application lodged in terms of Promotion of Access to Information Act.

Ramaphosa's plans aren't enough to adequately tackle violent crime

2019-02-13 09:15

President Ramaphosa's robust plans for the economy have the potential for reducing violent crime in the future. But existing levels of violent crime can severely undermine his efforts, writes Guy Lamb.

Loadshedding, corruption and Louis Vuitton handbags: MPs debate the SONA

2019-02-12 20:42

Eskom's most recent spate of rolling blackouts has taken centre state in many MPs' speeches during Parliament's debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.

'Violent, child-like' EFF threatens ANC chief whip that 'you are next' to be slapped

2019-02-12 19:47

EFF MPs have not taken kindly to ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu's criticism of a slapping incident at Parliament involving one of their MPs, and have warned Mthembu that he may be next.

Ramaphosa's education plans don't quite make the grade

2019-02-11 10:27

It would have been good to hear President Ramaphosa use his brief time at the podium to give a sober assessment of the state of South Africa's entire education system, writes Suellen Shay.

Data shows South Africans will welcome Ramaphosa's tough talk on corruption

2019-02-11 09:20

It is clear from this data that South Africans across the board strongly favour urgent measures being taken to combat the scourge of corruption.

Redi Tlhabi: A moment for Ramaphosa to rise to the occasion

2019-02-10 10:02

For the moment, whilst Cyril Ramaphosa was delivering his State of the Nation Address, I could not help but be grateful that he had prevailed at the Nasrec conference, writes Redi Tlhabi.

Barricades, Alsatians and fences: SONA shows up a party and government afraid of its people

2019-02-10 06:00

SONA has become a fashion parade for the political and captured elite, smilingly strutting on a red carpet while answering banal questions about haute couture, writes Pieter du Toit.

SONA 2019: A tablet per pupil within 6 years, but 4 000 schools still without toilets

2019-02-08 05:20

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he wants a tablet device for every pupil within six years, yet children in 4 000 schools across the country still use pit toilets.

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