State of the Nation


State of the Nation 2014

The National Development Plan is the driving force for South Africa’s socio-economic development, and its goals of eliminating poverty and reducing inequality by 2030 can be realised by growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society.





South Africa, look how far we’ve come: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma used his sixth State of the Nation address to highlight South Africa’s achievements over the past five years, particularly in infrastructure development – while acknowledging that more needs to be done to tackle growing youth unemployment. More >

South Africa ‘to get back on jobs, growth track’

While South Africa, along with many emerging economies, has suffered the effects of economic uncertainty among developed countries, measures have been put in place to ensure that the economy grows and creates more jobs, says President Jacob Zuma. More >

State of the Nation Address By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma

February 13, 2014: Read the full text of the speech. More >

Watch live: State of the Nation Address 2014

February 13, 2014: Watch the live video stream of South African President Jacob Zuma’s 2014 State of the Nation Address at the opening of parliament in Cape Town on Thursday 13 February. The broadcast begins at 19h00. More >

Preview: State of the Nation Address 2014

February 11, 2014: Amid pomp, ceremony and high glamour, South African President Jacob Zuma will present his State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of the two houses of parliament in Cape Town, broadcast live to the people of the country, on Thursday 13 February 2014. More >