The South African  State of the Nation Address (SONA) has been a reflection of the country’s economic, political and social status. Over the years, the speech delivered by the sitting president has  also reflected the transformation in the country’s status quo.

Though a lot has changed in the past decade , there are features and words that have dominated the State of the Nation Address over the years.

[Watch] SONA 2010 – 2020: A visual representation