The National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces hold joint sittings to debate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says his State of the Nation Address on Thursday will be an important opportunity for him to rekindle hope to overcome the challenges the country is facing.
Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete has asked President Jacob Zuma to postpone the sitting of the State of the Nation Address.
President Zuma has called a Joint Sitting of Parliament on 9 February 2017 to deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and preparations are continuing in earnest within government
The cost of this year’s opening of Parliament will be R6.8 million rand
February 2013’s State of the Nation address, however, will simultaneously be much more for the ANC government than flagging achievements and highlighting flagship projects writes Professor Booysen.