Editorial Comment In The News Lead

#SONA2017 COMMENT: Time to declare war on inequality, poverty and white economic dominance

The State of the Nation address (SONA) which the President will deliver tonight must be a declaration of war against inequality, poverty and white economic dominance. This is the only way to move South Africa forward. The last thing average South Africans need is another sideshow of insults and fights, and possibly injuries or worse, with the […]

In The News South Africa

Parliament ‘cannot explain’ why more soldiers deployed for SONA

CAPE TOWN – Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise on Wednesday said the Parliamentary presiding officers did not have reasons why President Jacob Zuma had significantly increased the number of SA National Defence Force troops deployed to Parliament for service during the State of the Nation Address. “The President is required by law […]

In The News South Africa

Save SA campaigners complain about disruptions from ‘Zuma’s informal troops’

Members of the Save SA movement accused President Jacob Zuma’s supporters of disrupting their press conference in Cape Town on Wednesday afternoon. A video emerged from the twitter account of Lawson Naidoo referring to “Zuma’s informal troops” disrupting proceedings. This was retweeted by the Save SA twitter handle with the hashtag The #realSONA. Zuma’s informal troops […]

In The News South Africa

Opposition parties slam move to send soldiers to Parliament, with EFF calling it ‘a declaration of war’

JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said it condemns the “unleashing of the army on the people of South Africa” in apparent reference to the deployment of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops to maintain law and order during the State Of the Nation Address (SONA), while the Democratic Alliance (DA)  said it […]

In The News Other South Africa

POINT OF ORDER! Watch Parliament chaos from around the world- as we prepare for SONA

President Jacob Zuma will address the nation on Thursday in the annual State Of The Nation Address. However, the Economic Freedom Fighters are expected to disrupt proceedings. EFF leader Julius Malema tweeted earlier on Monday: “We are ready for the so called #SONA, no amount of security presence can deter us, ‘A coward dies a […]