State of the Nation Address 2017

President Jacob Zuma has presented the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 9 February 2017 at 19h00. This was President Zuma’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to the joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament since he was re-elected in May 2014.

The theme for SoNA 2017 was: “The Year of Oliver Reginald Tambo: Unity in Action Together Moving South Africa Forward.”

The President provided an update on the implementation of the Programme of Action based on the National Development Plan (NDP). The 2017 SoNA was delivered within the context of the current strides made by government to respond to the various challenges that our country is facing.

The 2017 SoNA will be followed by a debate in the National Assembly and the President’s reply to the debate.

The 2017 SoNA was broadcast live on a number of television and radio stations and streamed live on the Parliament’s website and at public viewing centres.

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