ARTICLES RELATING TO SONA 2020

Boy Mamabolo apologises to Malemas: 'I was wrong'

2020-02-21 06:48

ANC MP Boy Mamabolo has apologised to EFF leader Julius Malema and his wife Mantoa for his claim made during the State of the Nation Address (SONA), in which he claimed that Malema had beaten his wife.

Ramaphosa: SA is winning over investors on infrastructure plans

2020-02-20 19:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Parliament on Thursday afternoon that investors, including the finance industry, had responded enthusiastically to government's renewed commitment to investing in infrastructure announced in his SONA last week.

AS IT HAPPENED | #SONADebate: Ramaphosa apologises to Malema for ANC MP claims he abused his wife

2020-02-20 15:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to the debate on his State of the Nation Address following two days of pressure from opposition parties vigorously debating his speech in the National Assembly.

SONA debate: MPs should apologise for using domestic violence for politicking - Lucas

2020-02-19 18:48

Deputy chairperson of the NCOP Sylvia Lucas says gender-based violence should not be reduced to politicking, in a speech on the second day of the debate on the State of the Nation Address.

ANC, opposition parties condemn 'proto-fascist' EFF in SONA debate

2020-02-19 09:17

The 'proto-fascist' EFF has been roundly condemned as their disruptions at the start of Thursday evening's State of the Nation Address cast a pall on the SONA debate.

Malema to sue ANC MP Boy Mamabolo over domestic abuse claims

2020-02-18 17:38

EFF leader Julius Malema is suing one-time friend and ANC MP Jacob Boy Mamabolo for R1m over claims that he abuses his wife.

Steenhuisen: Instead of a new dawn, we have new despair

2020-02-18 16:21

The interim leader of the DA, John Steenhuisen, has blasted President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address, describing it as a "defining moment" which he allowed to "slip away".

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WATCH | Malema, Steenhuisen debate Ramaphosa's SONA in Parliament

Members of Parliament will debate President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address for at least 10 hours over Tuesday and Wednesday.

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PODCAST | THE STORY: FW de Klerk has the EFF feeling hot under the collar during SONA

2020-02-15 20:03

It was high drama in parliament on Thursday, when the EFF returned to its tactics of disrupting the State of the Nation Address (SONA), last seen under the presidency of Jacob Zuma. Listen.

SONA: Parliament apologises to South Africans for the conduct of 'certain members'

2020-02-14 17:13

Parliament's presiding officers have apologised to South Africans for the conduct of 'a few of its members' on a night when the EFF again disrupted the State of the Nation Address.

 

UPDATE | Malema apologises: Attack on Ramaphosa 'a desperate act of personal defence'

2020-02-20 19:42

EFF leader Julius Malema followed President Cyril Ramaphosa's cue on Thursday, offering an apology to the first citizen and South Africa over domestic abuse claims that surfaced in Parliament and admitting he should have known better.

WATCH | Ramaphosa apologises to Malema after ANC MP claims he abused his wife

2020-02-20 16:50

President Cyril Ramaphosa apologises to both Julius Malema and South Africa for "the political back-and-forth of domestic abuse claims" in Parliament which "trivialised" a national crisis.

SONA debate: Lamola lays into 'megalomaniac' Malema for 'I'm in charge' comments

2020-02-20 08:56

The second of day of the SONA debate ended with Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola lighting up the ANC benches after lambasting EFF leader Julius Malema for claiming he is "in charge" in a democracy.

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WATCH  | Debate on Ramaphosa's SONA resumes in Parliament

MPs are continuing to debate President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Wednesday.

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Ramaphosa’s best ideas are borrowed, Malema charges in SONA debate

2020-02-18 20:15

The ANC was jittery about establishing a state-owned bank until Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni "hijacked the superior logic of the EFF", Julius Malema said on Tuesday.

FIRST TAKE | Julius Malema, the ultimate agent provocateur, beats the ANC again

2020-02-18 17:18

Julius Malema's performance during the first day of the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of Parliament last week saw the ANC fall for his provocation and antics for what feels like the thousandth time since he left the mother organisation in 2013.

RUNDOWN | #SONADebate GBV claims, typical walkouts and disappointment at the president

2020-02-18 16:00

The first day of the State of the Nation Address debate was overshadowed by claims of gender-based violence levelled at two prominent leaders: the President and the leader of the third biggest party in the country.

Cannabis a 'high-growth' sector for jobs and investment, says City of Cape Town

2020-02-16 18:00

The City of Cape Town says it is exploring opportunities in hemp farming, which it says may be beneficial for economic growth and jobs.

Notion that apartheid is a crime against humanity is Soviet propaganda meant to agitate - FW de Klerk Foundation

2020-02-14 21:24

The FW de Klerk Foundation labels the notion that apartheid was a crime against humanity "soviet agitprop" – propaganda meant to agitate. This is in response to what the foundation calls the EFF's "vitriolic attacks" on De Klerk.

Rand leads EM currency gains as traders digest Ramaphosa speech

2020-02-14 13:39

The local currency is heading for its best weekly performance this year.

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