South Africa

Practical and focused on execution -- this is how President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) has been described by a number of Ministers in his Cabinet.

It is 30 years since Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela walked out of the gates of Victor Verster Prison, a moment in our history that signalled perhaps more vividly than any other that freedom was at hand.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says an amount of R64 billion will be spent over the next few years in student accommodation.

To improve the quality of general and specialised police investigations, government will be establishing a Crime Detection University in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

Government will this year open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products, providing opportunities for small-scale farmers, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday.

Government will this year intensify efforts to stabilise and re-purpose the country’s state-owned enterprises to support growth and development, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.

South African businesswomen are set to benefit from a government platform that will assist in taking their ventures to global markets.

Government is scaling up its efforts to tackle the high levels of unemployment, particularly among the youth.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says fixing the fundamentals and deepening the reforms Government has already made, should put the country on course to achieve inclusive growth.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will this year introduce Coding and Robotics in Grades R to 3, in 200 schools - with a plan to implement it fully by 2022.

Government is this year expected to expand the District Development Model to 23 new districts, drawing on lessons from the three pilot districts, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.

Government will be implementing measures that are set to fundamentally improve South Africa’s energy generation capacity.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that government will soon undertake far-reaching economic reform measures aimed at resuscitating the country’s economy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Domestic Violence Act is expected to be amended to better protect victims in violent domestic relationships.

In anticipation of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) this evening, Members of Parliament have used the red carpet to make known their wish-list.