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SONA 2020 | Special Report
12 February 2020, 10:33 AM

The 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) will be delivered on 13 February 2020.

[WATCH ]President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers #SONA2020


The 2020 State of the Nation Address  was  delivered by President  Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

The SONA is an annual joint sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces. It   provide an overview

of current developments in the country and  sets out government’s key plans for the year ahead.

Job creation,  growing the economy and fighting gender-based violence are set to top President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2020

State of the Nation Address.


[WATCH ] SONA DEBATE | Day 1 : 18 February 2020


Click here to read the SONA 2020  Special Report



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.

Watch the live stream below: 



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This week in quotes
This Week in Quotes: 9 -13 December 2019
13 December 2019, 1:52 PM

In this Week in Quotes, we look back at news makers have said:

  • Matshela Koko comparing Eskom to a vulnerable child
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa saying someone at Eskom disconnected an instrument leading to Stage 6 load shedding
  • Minister Fikile Mbalula warning motorists that traffic officers won’t wait for your high-blood pressure to drop before arresting you for drunk driving
  • Gospel artist Neyi Zimu  described as a ”the Moses of all nations”
  • and Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi urging girls to take up space.



Read the stories below for more details about this week’s quotes.

Discussion | Tracking part of the past at Eskom with Matshela Koko – Part 1

Discussion | Tracking part of the past at Eskom with Matshela Koko Part 2

Numsa rejects President Ramaphosa’s claims of sabotage

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe

Zimu to be buried at Kromvlei cemetery

Minister Mbalula launches Festive Season Road Safety Campaign



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