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18 February 2018 12:27 (South Africa)
South Africa

SONA2018: Annual address postponed for the first time in democratic South Africa

  • Marianne Merten
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    Marianne Merten
Photo: South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma stand before the State of the Nation address at the opening session of Parliament in Cape Town, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings.
Photo: The EFF Leadership (EPA)

Op-Ed: Van Onselen's false revolution cannot go unchallenged

By Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi
Photo: A handout photo made available by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on 16 February 2018 shows President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (C) arriving at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018, to deliver his State Of the Nation Address 2018 (SONA) speech. EPA-EFE/KOPANO TLAPE

SONA 2018: This new broom intends to sweep clean

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to deliver his (SONA) State of the Nation address at the Parliament, in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018. President Ramaphosa was sworn in on 15 February 2018, after ex President Zuma's resignation a day earlier, after intense pressure to resign amidst corruption and state capture allegations. EPA-EFE/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA.

Op-Ed: Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address – a weak speech that follows more than it leads

By Gareth van Onselen
Photo by Leila De Dougan.

SONA 2018: A moment of unity in more than just words

By Rebecca Davis
Photo by Leila Dee Dougan.

SONA 2018: President Ramaphosa promises to turn the tide of corruption

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (C) arrives to deliver his (SONA) State of the Nation address at the Parliament, in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018. President Ramaphosa was sworn in on 15 February 2018, after ex President Zuma's resignation a day earlier, after intense pressure to resign amidst corruption and state capture allegations. EPA-EFE/NASIEF MANIE

SONA 2018: Ramaphosa’s final victory over his predecessor

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Street dwellers who live – and survive – on Parliament’s doorstep. They were forced to pack their belongings and leave during SONA 2018. They spoke to Daily Maverick, but declined to be identified. The man removing a garbage bin lends an ironic touch to the scenario. Photo: Hlumela Dyanti

SONA 2018: Homeless and helpless while the perfumed politicians walk the red carpet

By Aphiwe Ngalo & Hlumela Dyantyi
Photo: Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA), 16 February 2018, Cape Town.

SONA 2018: New dawn. Renewal. It’s a thing now

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa arriving at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018, to deliver his State Of the Nation Address 2018 (SONA) speech. GCIS/EPA-EFE

SONA 2018 – Cyril Ramaphosa: Our task, as South Africans, is to seize this moment of hope and renewal

By Cyril Ramaphosa
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly on 16 February, 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

SONA 2018: Cyril Ramaphosa finally gets his moment and thanks Jacob Zuma

By Rebecca Davis
File Photo: South African National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams reacts during a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services in parliament, Cape Town,  04 November 2016 EPA/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: Budget cuts and staff shortages have aggravated the NPA's leadership challenges

By ISS TODAY
Original Photo: Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane (GCIS)

Court trashes Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, again

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South Africa's now  former President Jacob Zuma reacts during the opening ceremony of the 10th Boao Forum for Asian Annual Conference in Boao town, Hainan province, April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee xa5

Op-Ed: Lightning does strike twice – just ask our frazzled former president

By Xolani Mamkeli
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Letter to the Editor: Zexit - A brief note of gratitude

By Alan Storey
Photo: A child's soft toy lies in mud between shacks in the impoverished shack settlement of Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 23 August 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: As we ponder the State of the Nation, what do we need to address?

By Imraan Valodia
BY DAILY MAVERICK/LEILA DOUGAN

EFF Commander Julius Malema addresses media following Jacob Zuma's resignation, Parliament, 15 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 16 February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Residents of Sea Point meeting in January 2017 to express support for affordable housing on the Tafelberg property. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Developers accused of ‘capturing’ Sea Point Ratepayers Association

By GroundUp
Photo: Former President Jacob Zuma (Sapa)

Op-Ed: The morning after – let’s try to lean on our light

By Jonathan Faull
Photo: Residents of Cape Town collect drinking water in the early morning from a mountain spring collection point in Cape Town, South Africa, 31 January 2018. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

A civil engineer’s view: What Cape Town could do with its stormwater

By Marelise van der Merwe
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Analysis: The Wounded push back against the movie Inxeba

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Op-Ed: Dear Mr President, here are five ways you can ensure SA’s digital success

By William Bird
Photo: Selina Buechel (R) from Switzerland competes next to Caster Semenya (L) from South Africa during the women’s 800m Semi-Final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the London Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Britain, 11 August 2017. EPA-EFE/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT

Analysis: Sascoc Inquiry scratches the surface of corruption, but misses transparency mark

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Newly elected President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Parliament during an extraordinary sitting after the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2018. EPA-EFE/MIKE HUTCHINGS

Ramaphosa’s turn: Hard work ahead

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Jacob Zuma's resignation (Wednesday) and Cyril Ramaphosa after he was sworn president (Thursday). (EPA)

Report: A tale of two days – Zuma’s last and Ramaphosa’s first

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Redi Tlhabi.

Op-Ed: The Big Debate talks about the role of civil society in change

By ANELE NZIMANDE
Photo: SA Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in a BBC HARDtalk interview on the margins of the World Economic Forum 2018 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. 25 January 2018. (GCIS)

Ramaphosa and the World: South Africa’s opportunity to transform its global reputation

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Patricia De Lille (Leila Dee Dougan)

Analysis: De Lille survives, but not out of the woods

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as president of South Africa at the Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Thursday evening. Photo: Leila Dougan

Newsflash: It’s Official – Cyril Ramaphosa is the new president of South Africa

By Marianne Merten
In the dock, from left: Nazeem Howa, Ashu Chawla, and  Kamal Vasram. Photo Courtesy Litaletu Zidepa/(News24)

Explainer: The eight Gupta-linked suspects who appeared in court

By Rebecca Davis