ARTICLES RELATING TO STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

Ramaphosa announces special funding bill to save Eskom

2019-06-20 19:31

Parliament will urgently table a special appropriations bill to allocate a 'significant portion' of the R230bn in fiscal support that struggling power utility Eskom requires, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Business body on SONA: Wake up and smell the Eskom crisis, Mr President

2019-06-20 05:00

BUSA CEO Cas Coovadia has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce reforms at debt-laden power utility Eskom.

Fix SA: 5 things SA must do and when to do them to get the country back on track

2019-06-13 16:34

Here are some short-term action plans which NKC researchers say South Africa must do to reassure the world that the economy is poised to grow.

Eskom finance head on debt, prices, bailouts and unbundling

2019-02-11 06:55

EE Publishers’ investigative editor and managing director, Chris Yelland, caught up with Eskom’s new chief financial officer Calib Cassim after the State of the Nation Address for in in-depth interview.

PICS: #S0NA2019 red carpet looks

2019-02-08 14:47

The 2019 State of the Nation Address took place on Thursday in Cape Town. Here are some of the fashion looks from the prestigious occasion

Terry Bell: SONA déjà vu - was it 'Thabo Mbeki without the poetry'?

2019-02-08 11:02

For most unionists who have followed these annual addresses over the years, the SONA must have been a case of déjà vu, says Terry Bell.

Ramaphosa: Govt to break up Eskom into three parts

2019-02-07 20:09

The debt-ridden power utility will have to change its business model as government plans to break the entity into three parts, president Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

If Zuma delivers SONA, Ramaphosa is a lame duck

2018-01-25 12:51

The ANC is in remission and it has a golden opportunity to rid itself completely from the cancer that is Jacob Zuma, but that opportunity expires in two weeks, writes Adriaan Basson.

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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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SONA now what?

2016-02-12 17:45
SONA now what?

The prelude to President Jacob Zuma's eighth SONA bore some similarity to last years' speech (protests, high security, filibustering). SONA 2016 is done but not quite dusted. Here's what follows.

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This will likely be the cheapest SONA in 5 years - R500,000 cheaper than the last one in February

2019-06-20 07:21

The June 2019 State of the Nation Address' marketing and advertising budget has seen a “drastic reduction”.

5 things to watch for in the SONA

2019-06-19 20:04

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday delivers his first state-of-the-nation speech since the ANC extended its quarter-century rule after last month’s election. Here are five key things to watch out for.

WATCH LIVE: SONA DEBATE!

2019-02-13 14:57

Members of Parliament continue to debate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of The Nation Address on Wednesday.

WATCH: Do you have a name for Ramaphosa's 'great' musical trio?

2019-02-08 16:50

If President Cyril Ramaphosa formed a band with EFF leader Julius Malema and DA leader Mmusi Maimane, what should it be called?

WATCH: Mixed reaction to Ramaphosa's SONA

2019-02-08 14:28

While some political figures lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa's second State of the Nation speech, others have dismissed it as "lip service"and a "campaigning speech". Watch.

Numsa to Ramaphosa: We'll meet you in the streets over Eskom

2019-02-08 07:14

President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his State of the Nation Address that Eskom would be split into separate entities – generation, transmission and distribution.

New oil find could be a 'game changer' for SA, says Ramaphosa

2019-02-07 20:06

Ramaphosa was speaking only hours after Total announced the deep-water Brulpadda oil and gas find.

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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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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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Zuma talks mining, jobs... and Cecil the lion

President Jacob Zuma provided an update on progress made in key areas since his State of the Nation Address in February. WATCH.

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