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.
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.
In bite-size, easily understood chunks, we bring you the full text of South African President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, delivered to a joint sitting of parliament in Cape Town on the evening of 13 February 2014.