State of the Nation Address 2016

 

The SoNA 2016 is available in all official languages.
 

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 11 February 2016 at 19h00.

The 2016 theme was: “Following up on our commitments to the people”.

During his speech, the President talked about government’s achievements of the past year and looked to the future by presenting a programme for the coming year. This programme set out government’s plans to address various key government programmes. The President addressed the nation in his capacity as Head of State, not only as Head of Government.

The State of the Nation Address is important for all South Africans because it tells us what government’s Programme of Action is for the year ahead. The Programme of Action is government’s plans for the country and people of South Africa.

By being aware of what government is doing, everyone can become involved and also take part in government’s plans to build a better life for all.
 

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