#SONA2015 : The Speech

The 50 most used words in SONA 2015 (excluding common words) the larger the word the more it was used.

While the focus of the nation was shifted first to issues with the cell phone signals in the house then audio problems in the house, then points of order that lead to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) being removed and the walk out by the Democratic Alliance (DA).

The actual speech focused on nine points that the President committed his Government to deliver on to drive economic growth and job creation.

The nine points are:

  • Resolving the energy challenge.
  • Revitalizing agriculture and the agro-processing value chain.
  • Advancing beneficiation or adding value to our mineral wealth.
  • More effective implementation of a higher impact Industrial Policy Action Plan.
  • Encouraging private sector investment.
  • Moderating workplace conflict.
  • Unlocking the potential of SMMEs, cooperatives, township and rural enterprises.
  • State reform and boosting the role of state owned companies, ICT infrastructure or broadband roll out, water, sanitation and transport infrastructure as well as
    Operation Phakisa aimed growing the ocean economy and other sectors.

Part one captures the President's greeting, and the lengthy interruptions that follow:

Once the President heads back to the podium after the commotion inside the National Assembly dies down, he proceeds to speak to the economy, the promised 6 million work opportunities, the state of the environment, South Africa's mining sector and the work that needs to be done to deal with the impending crisis in the energy sector.

Zuma also announces changes in South Africa's foreign policy and the waves that his administration has made in improving the country's infrastructure. But how much more work still needs to be done before South Africa is moved forward?

Listen to the audio for details:

Zuma wraps up by reminding South Africans how much progress the county has already made to move South Africa forward:

The full text of the State of the Nation Address 2015.

State of the Nation Address February 2015

A gallery of images from SONA 2015.


This article first appeared on 702 : #SONA2015 : The Speech


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