ARTICLES RELATING TO STATE OF THE NATION 2016

Deputy minister apologises for 'voetsek'

2016-02-23 15:45

Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana has apologised for saying “voetsek” in the National Assembly.

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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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Zuma sails through SONA reply

2016-02-18 17:25

President Jacob Zuma's highly anticipated reply to the State of the Nation address debate lasted just over an hour, with no sign of the disruptions and heckling which characterised earlier proceedings.

Drought needs all hands on deck, Parliament hears

2016-02-18 16:00

The ongoing drought is a big problem that needs everyone to work together, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Root out violence in schools - SONA debate

2016-02-18 15:36

Violence in schools needs to be rooted out so that they become centres of learning and excellence, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Zuma: We will leave no stone unturned to prevent downgrade

2016-02-18 15:17

President Jacob Zuma has acknowledged that a possible ratings downgrade is a very real threat and that government will leave no stone unturned to prevent it from happening.

Zuma: Together we must move SA forward - As it happened

2016-02-18 13:46

After two days of debate over President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation, he finally responds to his critics. Get all the details here.

A 'dead man walking' and a 'headless chicken' – Mokonyane

2016-02-17 21:20

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota was a "dead man walking" and EFF leader Julius Malema a "headless chicken", Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has said.

It's not your money, Mbhele tells ANC

2016-02-17 20:27

DA MP Zak Mbhele got a standing ovation after he told the ANC that it was not the party's money they had spent when they boasted of their achievements, but that of the taxpayers.

Steenhuisen apologises for 'rubbish' comment

2016-02-17 18:53

DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has apologised to the chairperson and Speaker of Parliament for remarks he made during a heated exchange in the National Assembly.

 

Specialised units welcomed by Parliament's police committee

2016-02-21 17:32

President Jacob Zuma’s announcement that two specialised police units would be established has been welcomed by Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police.

Parliament must remove Zuma once and for all - Maimane

2016-02-18 18:00

Parliament will hold a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on March 1, a year after MPs defeated a previous vote.

MPs must change behaviour - UDM

2016-02-18 16:00

UDM MP Nqabayomzi Kwankwa has pleaded with MPs to work on changing their behaviour in the National Assembly, following two days of insults and below-the-belt jabs at one another.

Zuma lashes out at unruly MPs

2016-02-18 15:38

President Jacob Zuma has lashed out at unruly Members of Parliament, saying they were damaging the image of the country.

Holomisa wants Guptas investigated

2016-02-18 15:29

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has called on Parliament to investigate the relationship between the government and the Gupta family.

FULL ADDRESS: President Zuma responds to SONA debate

2016-02-18 14:05

After two days of heated debates and the airing of dirty laundry in Parliament, President Jacob Zuma will get his chance to reply on Thursday afternoon.

Best quotes from first two days of SONA debate

2016-02-18 07:20

A compilation of quotes from the two-day State of the Nation Address debate.

SONA debate - Removals, juvenile delinquents and madams

2016-02-17 21:15

Even with the EFF absent from the State of the Nation address debate, Parliament descended into chaos.

Watch your filthy language, MPs warned

2016-02-17 20:08

MPs have been warned about their language on Wednesday after a speech by Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane set off an exchange of old school insults in the House.

Don't say I'm loaded with money – Sisulu

2016-02-17 17:53

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is deeply offended by an assertion made by DA National Council of Provinces member, Jacques Julius, that she is "loaded with money".

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