State of the Nation Address 2016

SONA PROJECTS

(Image: Getty Images)

 

State of the Nation Address 2016: full speech

State of the Nation Address by Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting of Parliament.

In the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma called for the eradication of the ‘demon of racism’, he reminded South Africans that economic growth was the fastest way to reduce inequality and lift fellow South Africans out of poverty. More >

Gallery: the SONA red carpet

The State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma took place on 11 February 2016, an important date for the country. It was the anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison 26 years ago. We take a look at the dignitaries as they arrived at Parliament. More >

South Africa prepares for 2016 SONA

South Africa’s plans for the annual State of the Nation address started last year and they are on track. In his speech, which officially opens Parliament, the President will speak to the nation on the performance of the country. It is also a chance to announce plans going forward. More >