ARTICLES RELATING TO SONA DEBATE

ANALYSIS: Four things to note about the SONA debate

2019-06-30 12:06

The future is feminine. That is, if we have a future at all. The DA changes its tune, only a little bit, and Cyril still doesn't want to sing about Bosasa.

Anticlimax

2019-06-26 11:30

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

From bullet trains to busting graft: 7 memorable SONA debate quotes on the economy

2019-06-26 07:20

While the Members of Parliament from the African National Congress hailed President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address as frank but ambitious, the opposition derided it for a lack of detail.

EFF's Chirwa forced to withdraw remark that government was complicit in 'brutal murders' of Fees Must Fall activists

2019-06-25 19:27

In a fiery response to what she called a "stale, empty and meaningless" State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, the former Fees Must Fall activist and EFF MP Naledi Chirwa said Ramaphosa's government was complicit in the "brutal murders" of her fellow activists who died during the protests. She had to withdraw this remark.

Malema to Ramaphosa: We can't see what Mandela saw in you

2019-06-25 12:15

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told President Cyril Ramaphosa that he could not see what former President Nelson Mandela once saw in him. Malema was speaking during a debate on Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.

Fire compromised ministers - Maimane, Malema tell Ramaphosa

2018-02-19 12:27

Both DA leader Mmusi Maimane and EFF leader Julius Malema have told new president Cyril Ramaphosa that he must fire errant ministers from his Cabinet urgently.

ANC will walk Zuma's radical transformation talk - Radebe

2017-02-14 15:04

South Africa’s radical economic transformation vision as articulated by President Jacob Zuma is not just empty rhetoric, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

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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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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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There's no 'beef' between Malema and Mbalula - EFF

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi insists there is nothing secret in what Julius Malema said about Fikile Mbalula during the 2016 SONA Debate. Malema mentioned Mbalula a few times, saying he called Malema "from the mountain" and crying after being announced as Minister of Sport and Recreation. Ndlozi also has harsh words on members of the majority party, the ANC. "Where are the brave voices?" he asks.

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Intervention

2019-06-26 11:35

Pravin Gordhan says govt will not hesitate to intervene to ensure SOEs are run properly.

Gordhan says SOEs in dire straits, threatens boards and CEOs with intervention

2019-06-26 07:37

South Africa’s state-owned companies are in a parlous state and if the boards and management of these organisations do not do what government expects of them, it won’t hesitate to intervene to ensure proper governance and financial management.

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.

'Come clear' on campaign donations, Malema challenges Ramaphosa

2019-06-25 16:12

"Come clear" on who funded your campaign to become ANC president, EFF leader Julius Malema has challenged President Cyril Ramaphosa during the debate on the State of the Nation Address.

Ramaphosa's SONA was little more than dreams and Wakanda - Maimane

2019-06-25 11:09

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane called President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest State of The Nation Address fanciful with lofty dreams, but unimaginative in terms of how Ramaphosa seeks to realise his vision.

Govt doesn't want to collapse banking system - Cwele

2017-02-15 19:46

The ANC-led government does not want to collapse the banking system, but rather reform it to provide access to previously disadvantaged South Africans, Parliament has heard.

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Analyst on Nkandla clampdown during SONA

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. He advises politicians to heed President Jacob Zuma words during his SONA reply, namely to put South Africa first. Naidoo, from the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (COSAC), also describes the clampdown on mention of Nkandla during the SONA debate. "We expect a judgment from the Constitutional Court relatively soon, I would imagine," says Naidoo. Upgrades worth millions to the President's homestead could not be discussed during SONA 2016 as the matter was sub judice.

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SONA analysis: budget plans and the NDP

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. Naidoo says government's plan to prevent an economic downgrade will need to be detailed during the Budget Speech. He also noted contrasts in President Jacob Zuma's address and his reply to the SONA debate.

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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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Walkout not a habit - EFF spokesperson

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says walking out Parliament is "not a habit" of his party. Speaking to News24 he insisted the party boycotted the SONA Debate on Tuesday, 16 February by walking out as a strategy. "It's not a habit," he said and the party walked out specifically "because Zuma cannot be given the respect and the honour" was the point.

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