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The Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) says the government needs to act and stem the high level of violence metered out by law enforcement on the vulnerable.
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Minimum wage aims to reduce wage inequality 16 February 2018, 8:44 PM

The National minimum wage, which comes into effect in May 2018, is a realisation of the demands of the freedom charter, and aims to reduce wage inequality while maintaining economic growth, says the new SA President. Cyril Ramaphosa says there is potential to grow the economy and recover from the challenges of poverty and inequality. […]

[WATCH] President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the 2018 SONA 16 February 2018, 6:32 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his maiden State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly, a speech that is expected to focus on pulling the nation together.

SONA content to be influenced by ANC resolutions: Mthembu 16 February 2018, 6:14 PM

African National Congress Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says President Cyril Ramaphosa's SONA content will be influenced by some of the resolutions adopted by the party at its 54th National Conference in December 2017.

Officials arrive for the first-ever Friday SONA 16 February 2018, 5:33 PM

An array of high profile dignitaries have started arriving for the State of the Nation Address to be delivered by newly-appointed President Cyril Ramaphosa after a dramatic week of victories and loses depending on which side of the political fence one is.

WATCH: Build-up to SONA 2018 16 February 2018, 3:28 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his maiden State of Nation Address, a speech that is expected to focus on pulling the nation together. The speech will also address the economic challenges the country is facing currently and Ramaphosa is also expected to shed some light on how he intends to address the challenge of unemployment […]

Red carpet at Parliament
Lights, cameras ready for #SONA2018 as nation awaits action 16 February 2018, 3:12 PM

There is a hive of activity in the Parliament precinct, this as parliament workers put on their final touches to ahead of the much anticipated SONA.

Ramaphosa putting final touches to SONA speech 16 February 2018, 3:05 PM

Newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his maiden Sate of the Nation Address Friday evening in a speech likely to focus on stimulating economic growth, fight against corruption and a call to hold hands as the country enters a different dispensation.

Close to 1200 guests expected for SONA 16 February 2018, 2:41 PM

Parliament says close to 1200 guests from various sectors of society have been invited to attend this evening's State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Zuma gets invite to SONA 16 February 2018, 11:02 AM

Parliament says former President Jacob Zuma has been invited to the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

I’m not afraid of being reshuffled: Mbalula 16 February 2018, 10:37 AM

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula has come out on Twitter, saying he is not afraid of being reshuffled. Mbalula also lashed out at former President Jacob Zuma saying unlike him, he will not cling to power despite the circumstances against him. He said he is willing to serve the people of South Africa at the […]

Parliament to finally put SA first again: Steenhuisen 16 February 2018, 10:22 AM

The joint sitting of the Paliament’s National Assembly (NA) and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will host 2018's State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Friday evening of the 16th of February 2018.

Parly ready for SONA says Mbete 16 February 2018, 8:48 AM

It is all systems go for Friday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ahmed takes cautious approach to Ramaphosa presidency 16 February 2018, 8:02 AM

The former Chief Executive Officer of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has expressed mixed feelings about the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma and the installation of Cyril Ramaphosa as his replacement.

Ramaphosa to outline plan to fight corruption 16 February 2018, 5:57 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to outline his plan to fight corruption when he delivers the State-of-the-Nation-Address in the National Assembly Friday evening.

Ramaphosa to deliver SONA on Friday 15 February 2018, 9:40 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to deliver the State-of-the-Nation-Address in the National Assembly on Friday evening. For the first time in almost a decade someone other than former President Jacob Zuma will deliver the Address.

US Council on Foreign Relations is excited to see a new leadership in SA 15 February 2018, 9:02 PM

The Council on Foreign Relations in the United States says its healthy to see South Africa emerge from a state of limbo with the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Mbeki hails Ramaphosa’s election as President 15 February 2018, 7:39 PM

Former President Thabo Mbeki says the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the country's President has inspired a lot of hope among South Africans.

WATCH: Thabo Mbeki responds to Ramaphosa’s swearing in 15 February 2018, 6:18 PM

Former President Thabo Mbeki is responding to the swearing in of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

WATCH: Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as President 15 February 2018, 5:04 PM

Cyril Ramaphosa is officially being sworn in as President of South Africa.

Ramaphosa vows to serve South Africans with dignity 15 February 2018, 3:54 PM

President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to serve South Africans with humility and dignity. He'll be officially sworn on Thursday evening.

EFF consults lawyers on legality of dissolving Parliament 15 February 2018, 3:15 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says it is consulting its lawyers on the legality of dissolving Parliament.

Zuma epitomises ANC discipline: Sihle Zikalala 15 February 2018, 3:04 PM

Suspended African National Congress (ANC) chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala, has said that ousted President Jacob Zuma epitomises the discipline found within the ruling party.

EFF boycotts joint sitting of National Assembly 15 February 2018, 2:34 PM

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have walked out of a joint sitting of the National Assembly in which the process of electing a new president of the country is under way.

WATCH: Parliament votes for a new president 15 February 2018, 1:55 PM

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will preside over the election of South Africa’s new president in the National Assembly Chamber at Parliament in Cape Town at 14h00 on Thursday.

EFF leader Julius Malema
EFF to snub election of a new president 15 February 2018, 1:46 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says his party will not participate in the election of a new president of the country on Thursday afternoon as it does not want to legitimize it.

Patricia De Lille
Motion of no confidence against De Lille fails 15 February 2018, 1:06 PM

A motion of no confidence in Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has failed.

Zuma’s leadership almost collapsed SA: EFF 15 February 2018, 12:54 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says former President Jacob Zuma's leadership almost collapsed South Africa.

De Lille walks out of motion of no confidence sitting 15 February 2018, 12:20 PM

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has walked out of a special sitting of the council where a motion of no confidence against her is being heard.

ANC Women’s League, military vets pay tribute to Zuma 15 February 2018, 12:14 PM

The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) and the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) on Thursday paid tribute to outgoing president Jacob Zuma.

WATCH: EFF media briefing 15 February 2018, 11:24 AM

EFF is briefing the media following the resignation of President Jacob Zuma.