Security arrangements around Parliament have once again provoked criticism from residents.
As President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the State of the National Address on Thursday, hundreds of villagers in the Eastern Cape will be eagerly waiting to hear his plans on the construction of the Mzimvubu Water Project.
The State of the Nation Address (Sona) is expected to focus on a number of issues including land, corruption, investment and economic growth.
Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says South Africa is a country separated by walls where those on the inside have opportunities while the poor remain outside and without hope.
The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is an annual address given by the President to a joint session of Parliament.
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