Free education for 8 million pupils - minister

2012-02-15 22:40

Progress is being made in education despite problems, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, adding that over eight million pupils are benefitting from the no-fee school policy.

Education system a crisis: DA

2012-02-15 17:49

Education should be declared a crisis and the school system revamped, says the Democratic Alliance.

The nation not the state address

2012-02-13 11:47

To be honest, I am not convinced about state of the nation addresses, says Chris Moerdyk.

Zuma praised but oversights questioned

2012-02-10 18:00

Observers have welcomed President Jacob Zuma's focus on economic development in his State of the Nation address, but said he neglected other areas of concern, notably mining regulation.

Economist: Focus on infrastructure will pay off

2012-02-10 16:53

President Jacob Zuma's strong focus on infrastructure in his state of the nation speech will pay off for South Africa, says an economist.

Zuma honest, frank - unions

2012-02-10 08:11

Trade unions have praised President Jacob Zuma for what they described as his honesty and frankness on the problems South Africa faces.

Business lauds Zuma speech

2012-02-10 08:09

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it is very pleased with the state-of-the-nation address, although disappointed that small business was ignored.

State of the Nation: 10 key issues

2012-02-10 07:14

Not sure what to make of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address? Here are 10 things worth knowing.

Zuma's glasses don't become spectacle

2012-02-09 22:47

In the past, President Jacob Zuma's loose glasses have been the topic of conversation for many, but this time he was adamant they would not make a spectacle of him.

Core way to create jobs ignored - expert

2012-02-09 22:44

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address did not focus on the core way to create jobs, an economist says.


Mulder stirs hornet's nest in land debate

2012-02-15 19:31

Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder has given the hornet's nest of land ownership a sharp political poke in Parliament.

Zuma finally decides to lead (maybe)

2012-02-15 09:10

Last week’s State of the Nation Address was president Jacob Zuma’s best to date, says Khaya Dlanga.

Trevor behind Zuma's plan

2012-02-12 11:00

The construction of rail infrastructure worth up to R200bn is a response to proposals in the National Development Plan that Planning Minister Trevor Manuel announced last year.

Zuma to make 'important' announcement

2012-02-10 17:28

President Jacob Zuma will make an announcement "of national importance" on Saturday, says a central bank statement.

Markets to find infrastructure projects

2012-02-10 09:18

The government will go to domestic and international markets to fund massive infrastructure projects announced by President Jacob Zuma, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

No mention of service delivery - analyst

2012-02-10 08:11

It's very worrying that President Jacob Zuma made no mention of plans to improve local government and services in his State of the Nation address, an analyst says.

Land reform too slow, says Zuma

2012-02-10 07:20

The pace of land redistribution is "slow and tedious" and the willing buyer, willing seller option isn't working, President Jacob Zuma says.

Zuma's speech ambitious - analysts

2012-02-10 07:14

Analysts have described President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address as "very ambitious", but say it lacked detail on implementation.

It's the economy, says Zuma

2012-02-09 22:44

President Jacob Zuma has put the economy at the centre of his State of the Nation speech, and pledged to extend government's infrastructure drive to stimulate growth and create jobs.

See which words featured most often in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech with this word cloud.

See which words featured most often in President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech with this word cloud.

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