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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 >

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 >

Sona corruption claims unpacked

Non-profit organisation Africa Check aims to promote accuracy in public debate and the media, by scrutinising claims made by public figures, not only in South Africa but across the continent. Using journalistic skills and evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources and experts, Africa Check strives to distinguish fact from fiction. The Read more >

Corruption lower on Sona agenda than before

Delivering what is arguably his most anticipated State of the Nation Address (Sona) to date, President Jacob Zuma on Thursday dithered around the topic that has many South Africans concerned about the future of his government: corruption. On several occasions he referred to achievements of government that translate into a “good story to tell” for Read more >