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The State of the Nation Address 2013

State of the Nation 2013 Content Portal

The State of the Nation Address (SoNA) marks the official opening of Parliament for the year and is attended by important political and governmental figures alike. During this joint sitting in parliament, the president reports on the status of the nation, projects endeavoured during the preceding year and the goals for the year ahead.

The Eyewitness News SoNA Content Portal houses content with the purpose of illuminating the themes addressed during the proceedings at this year's event.

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SoNA in Pictures

  • President Jacob Zuma and National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu ahead of the state-of-the-nation address in Cape Town, Thursday, 14 February 2013.
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  • National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu is seen with former president FW de Klerk and his wife Elita Georgiades
    Picture:SAPA

  • Helen Zille walking the red carpet.
    Picture:SAPA

  • EWN reporter Regan Thaw interviews Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille during the State of the Nation Address on 14 February 2013.

  • EWN reporter Rahima Essop attends the State of the Nation Address on 14 February. 2013.

  • EWN team on the scene: Pheladi Gwangwa, Stephen Grootes, Katy Katopodis and Yusuf Abramjee.

  • MP Morwesi Segale-Diswai is wearing an Indian inspired outfit in memory of Anni Dewani.

  • Helen Zille and Lindiwe Mazibuko look red carpet ready.

  • The red carpet ready for the big event.

  • Dali Thambo and his wife.

  • Lindiwe Zulu is wearing an outfit designed by her daughter.

  • ANC MP

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Security tight ahead of SoNA

Jacob Zuma

DA wants clear plan from Zuma

Jacob Zuma

Cosatu: SoNA must clarify youth job creation

Jacob Zuma

NDP needs active citizenry - Manuel

Trevor Manuel

'State of the Nation should tackle rape'

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SONA nips flower sellers' profits in the bud

Flowerseller

Zuma breaks promise to Ngobi residents

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Ramphele: Demand a competent, accountable govt

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NEC lekgotla discusses economy, jobs

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