Kathrada Foundation to hold public rally ahead of SONA 2020
12 February 2020, 8:41 AM
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and other civil society organisations are holding a public rally Wednesday , on the eve of the State of the Nation Address (SONA).
They’re endorsing a call by Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba for action against those implicated in state capture and corruption.
A documentary film depicting how politicians abused power during former president Jacob Zuma’s tenure is being screened at The Bioscope independent cinema in Maboneng, Johannesburg.
The film was first shown in Gauteng at Killarney Mall to an audience invited by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.
The organisation’s Executive Director Neeshan Balton speaks to SABC News about the planned rally why they took part in the film’s production.
[WATCH] Pre-SONA Discussion | Revisiting President Ramaphosa’s previous SONA statements
12 February 2020, 8:03 AM
As the nation awaits President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament on Thursday, the state of the economy is without a doubt a major concern for many.
Unemployment stands stubbornly at 29.1 %, and state-owned companies seem to continue their downward spiral.
Dr Sithembile Mbete, political analyst and Senior Lecturer from the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria, and Professor Peter Baur, from the Economics Department at the University of Johannesburg, join the discussion on President Ramaphosa’s previous SONA’s and what to expect in the 2020 State of the Nation Address.
WATCH: Health Minister Media Briefing on Coronavirus , 31 January 2020
31 January 2020, 7:38 AM
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize together with representatives of the World Health Organization and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases hold a media briefing in Johannesburg on Friday to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak.
Earlier this week, Mkhize assured South Africans that government is on high alert and fully prepared to contain any possible outbreak. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.