VIDEO: The 2017 State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma

Watch President Jacob Zuma’s fourth State of the Nation Address, given on Thursday, 9 February 2017.  Brand South Africa reporter President Jacob Zuma gave his annual State of...

State of the Nation Address 2016

(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...

State of the Nation Address 2016: full speech

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.

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.

Annual Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament calls for children’s ombudsman

Some 108 children got their chance to speak truth to power as members of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament this week, calling for stricter policing of child right’s violations.

Watch the State of the Nation Address 2014

Watch the 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.

State of Nation address to cost R2m less

This year's State of the Nation address, in which President Jacob Zuma is expected to outline the government's service delivery plans for 2014, will cost R2-million less than it did last year, Parliament's presiding officers announced on Tuesday.

Parliament ‘to continue Mandela legacy’

Parliament will stay true to the legacy of Nelson Mandela, particularly his heritage of uniting South Africans, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Nomaindia Mfeketo said at a tribute service at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town on Friday.

South Africa looks back 100 years

On 31 May 1910 four territories were united under the Union of South Africa, sparking a gruelling 84-year fight for freedom. Both the African National Congress and apartheid rose out of unionisation, and the struggle eventually resulted in today's democratic South Africa.
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Quick facts on South Africa

Area: 1.2 million sq km Population (Mid-2009 estimates): 49.3 million Currency: 1 Rand = 100cents Time: GMT + 2 hrs Official Name: Republic of South Africa Capitals: Cape Town (legislative), Pretoria (administrative), Bloemfontein (judicial) Head of...