ARTICLES RELATING TO SONA2019

Ramaphosa's take on Eskom crisis was at the heart of SONA - economist

2019-06-21 17:08

Acknowledging that Eskom's finances are in dire straits was one of the most important issues addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in SONA, says an economist.

Energy sector to Ramaphosa: What now for Eskom unbundling?

2019-06-21 07:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to have backed down on his earlier decisiveness to tackle Eskom by unbundling the bankrupt utility, say energy experts.

Everything you need to know about how Ramaphosa plans to fix the economy

2019-06-20 21:44

The economy took centre stage on Thursday night as President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation address. Here are the 10 things you should know.

Presidential council will straighten out SOEs - Ramaphosa

2019-06-20 20:41

The Presidential State-owned Enterprise Council will work to create better coherence between government's ailing entities to fine-tune each one's mandate and sharpen efficiencies, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday evening.

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.

Lekota claims Ramaphosa was rewarded by apartheid's special branch

2019-02-13 18:34

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of being rewarded by the apartheid government's notorious special branch.

EFF claims their MP slapped man due to 'right wing assassination threat' on Malema

2019-02-08 13:12

The EFF claims MP Marshall Dlamini's apparent slapping of a police officer after the State of the Nation Address was in response to a right-wing threat against the life of their leader, Julius Malema.

The president's plan for jobs

2019-02-08 08:04

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Presidential Jobs Summit last year was a success and social partners have committed to create 275 000 direct jobs, every year.

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.

7 key quotes on the economy in Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address

2019-02-07 22:37

Here are seven key quotes by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the economy in his second State of the Nation Address.

 

Focus on Grade R, not free higher education

2019-06-21 15:56

How are we going to prepare our young people for the jobs of the future when we are STILL battling with basics? Why are we still here?

Treasury hails SONA as 'credit positive' as opposition MPs slam lack of specifics

2019-06-21 05:01

National Treasury director general Dondo Mogajane has said that President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation address on Thursday evening in Cape Town was 'direct, relevant and looks to be credit positive'.

5 key things to know about Eskom - as Ramaphosa said it

2019-06-20 21:18

President Cyril Ramaphosa spent a large part of his State of the Nation address focusing on Eskom and how government plans to save the embattled power entity.

Ramaphosa comes out against expanding Reserve Bank mandate

2019-06-20 19:53

Ramaphosa was speaking two weeks after ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said the party's NEC had agreed that the central bank's mandate should be expanded.

Parliament to get down to business after SONA

2019-06-07 05:46

Parliament will only get down to serious business when President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his second State of the Nation Address.

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.

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.

7 key quotes on the economy in Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address

2019-02-08 08:02

Here are seven key quotes by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the economy in his second State of the Nation Address.

The Eskom break-up explained: What we know so far

2019-02-07 23:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday evening that debt-laden power utility Eskom would be split into three separate entities – generation, transmission and distribution – which would still fall under the company Eskom Holdings.

Cosatu: Ramaphosa must guarantee Eskom restructure won’t lead to job losses

2019-02-07 21:40

The president must guarantee that the restructuring of Eskom he announced in his State of the Nation Address will not lead to job losses, says Cosatu.

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