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Posts tagged as “Sona”

What Ramaphosa announced, and what he admitted

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address contained all the usual announcements of new government initiatives, but was marked for what he admitted about…

A torrid week for President Zuma

Flypasts, 21-gun salutes, and ostentatious fashion statements by preening MPs. The annual opening of Parliament with its presidential State of the Nation Address (Sona) is…

President Zuma is a dead man walking

President Jacob Zuma is a dead man walking, metaphorically speaking. The political free rein allowed him by cowed party colleagues for the past seven years…

Zuma might just be what our democracy needs

It is undeniable that South Africa hasn’t been in the best shape under Jacob Zuma’s “leadership”. Energy supply is a hot mess, economic growth has…

Parliament: Where rationality goes to die

The events in Parliament at the State of the Nation were nothing short of appalling. Much time will be spent analysing how this could have…