VIDEO: The 2017 State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma
State of the Nation Address 2016
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 Childrens Parliament calls for childrens ombudsman
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.
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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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