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An old adage goes - sow the seed of friendship and reap the reward of happiness. That encapsulates the thinking behind the pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) media networking cocktail.

What is a State of the Nation Address (SONA) without the red carpet?

South African Airways (SAA) has claimed the Skytrax award for Best Airline Staff Service in Africa for the seventh time, reaffirming its vision as the leading airline on the African continent.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation this evening where he will outline his vision for the country and announce the government’s programme of action for the next five years.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has a bias towards the development of young people.

The safety and security preparations for Thursday’s State of the Nation address are on track, according to the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoints).

Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise says it’s all systems go as President Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night.

To ensure President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address reaches all corners of the country, various live broadcast viewing sites will be hosted on Thursday night.

Gauteng police have set up a task team to investigate a spate of murders of homeless people in Pretoria.

Despite earlier predictions of heavy rain for the State of the Nation Address, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) expects a fine day with no rain in Cape Town tomorrow.

The City of Cape Town has advised road-users in the metro to plan ahead as several routes are expected to be affected by road closures ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday.

The Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) will meet with the Chinese business community in the North West - on the implementation of the National Minimum Wage Act (NMW).

National Police Commissioner, General Khehla John Sitole, has praised the bravery of security officers who managed to overcome an attempted cash robbery in Orange Farm, on Tuesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will this afternoon engage young people at the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Presidential Youth Dialogue ahead of tomorrow’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).

President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with members of the Eskom board in Cape Town on Tuesday.


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