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SONA 2020: read the full text of Ramaphosa’s speech

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Mr Amos Masondo, Deputy President David Mabuza, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and esteemed members of the judiciary, Former President Thabo Mbeki and Mrs Mbeki, Former President Kgalema Motlanthe and Mrs Motlanthe, Former Deputy President FW de Klerk and Mrs De Read more >

Put state capturers in jail, Mr President

Photo by Joyrene Kramer The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF) and 30 civil society organisations, including Corruption Watch, have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa, asking him to swiftly and decisively punish those from the private and public sectors who are linked to state capture. At a rally held yesterday, 12 February, in Cape Town, the AKF Read more >

SONA June 2019: enforcement agencies to be strengthened

On Thursday 20 June President Cyril Ramaphosa promised plans to ensure that public funds looted through corruption are recovered and used for the greater good of providing services and basic infrastructure in poor communities. Speaking at the first State of the Nation address (Sona) after the May elections – the second Sona of the year Read more >

SONA 2019: govt to set up new anti-corruption units

By Kwazi Dlamini Delivering his second state of the nation address (SONA) last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa promised a new investigative directorate within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to deal directly with serious corruption and related offences amid the increasingly shocking revelations coming out of the currently sitting Zondo Commission of Inquiry.  “In broad terms, Read more >

Full text: President Ramaphosa’s maiden SoNA

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP, Former President Thabo Mbeki, Former Deputy President FW de Klerk, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and all esteemed members of the judiciary, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Read more >

SONA 2017: corruption low on the agenda again

Expectations that President Jacob Zuma would not address corruption with any enthusiasm in his 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA) were not dashed – he managed just three sentences on the topic. “The fight against corruption continues,” Zuma said. “Within the National Prosecuting Authority, the Asset Forfeiture Unit completed 389 forfeiture cases to the Read more >

State of the Nation Address, 9 February 2017

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 Cape Town, 9 February 2017 The Speaker of the National Assembly, The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces; Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the Read more >

Sona underwhelms, ignores corruption

The implementation of measures to cut wasteful expenditure in government and spot checks on those suspected to be running our local government sector to the ground. That’s as far as President Jacob Zuma went to deal with the issue of corruption in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday. He made no mention, Read more >

Sona 2016: here’s what Zuma said

Read the full text of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address, delivered in the National Assembly on 11 February 2016. The speaker of the National Assembly, The chairperson of the National Council of Provinces; Deputy speaker of the National Assembly and deputy chairperson of the NCOP, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Former president Thabo Read more >