Streaming issues? Report here
John Maytham 2019 1500 BW John Maytham 2019 1500 BW
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00

Home
arrow_forward
Politics

Sona 2019 needs to present 'more rooted and practical plans', says pundit

7 February 2019 1:10 PM
Tags:
Parliament
President Cyril Ramaphosa
#sona2019
Pundits give examples of what they expect to come out of the State of the Nation Address this evening.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday under the theme 'following up on our commitments, making your future work better'.

This Sona will be the final address in this current political term and parliamentary presiding officers have promised that this year's ceremonial budget has been cut tremendously as compared to other years.

Read: 'If anyone has an LV bag, grab it, see if there is cash or pieces of chicken'

What key issues will Ramaphosa address, will his speech be groundbreaking or will it be a disappointment?

EWN reporter Lindsay Dentlinger who is covering the Sona, says all the preparations have been made citing that there is also police presence around the precinct.

Also Read: Parly says Sona budget cut by almost 74% and its all systems go

She adds today's Sona will be cost-effective as Parliament has cut down the budget to 47% lower than that of 2018.

Besides the austerity measures, Parliament is trying to toe the line in terms of being more careful on how they spend their money. This is the year that there will be two states of the nation addresses thus them cutting down on a lot of the thrills and frills.

Lindsay Dentlinger, Reporter - EWN

A political analyst based the UKZN Lukhona Mguni says he expects Ramaphosa to take stock of how far last year's message Thuma Mina has gone and how South Africans have responded to it.

He will probably take stock in terms of the changes made in various state-owned enterprises and in various state institutions as a way of rebuilding confidence in the criminal justice system.

Lukhona Mguni, Political analyst - UKZN

We want a much more practical and rooted plan on what should happen to organisations such as Eskom.

Lukhona Mguni, Political analyst - UKZN

Listen below to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : Sona 2019 needs to present 'more rooted and practical plans', says pundit


7 February 2019 1:10 PM
Tags:
Parliament
President Cyril Ramaphosa
#sona2019

Recommended

More from Politics

john steenhuisen

More court cases are coming, particularly relating to the cigarette ban - DA

25 May 2020 1:34 PM

We must now try and rescue what's left of the economy, says Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

glenda-graygif

Analyst Prof Lesiba Teffo slams SAMRC's throwing Dr Glenda Gray under the bus

25 May 2020 1:08 PM

Teffo says the board's decision will not pass the test of rationality in a court of law in South Africa if it were challenged.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

20200425ndzonlevel4jpg

Cigarette ban: Is it because Government cares? Is it ANC factional politics?

25 May 2020 11:40 AM

Is there something more to the cigarette ban, asks political analyst Sanusha Naidoo. Why cigarettes and not alcohol?

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200422-cigarettes-edjpg

Health Dep DG: Smoking is affecting smokers, it's not affecting anybody else

25 May 2020 7:24 AM

National Health Director-General Dr Anban Pillay explains Lockdown level 3 which will be implemented from 1 June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Lockdown levels South Africa Covid-19 coronavirus 123rf

[GRAPHICS] Lockdown level 3 at a glance

24 May 2020 9:28 PM

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa released these key points outlining the level 3 lockdown for the country from 1 June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

president-cyril-ramaphosa-24-maypng

Level 3 from 1 June: Exercise hours relaxed, alcohol ban lifted, but no ciggies

24 May 2020 8:17 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in an address to the nation that SA will move down to Level 3 lockdown from 1 June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200330-ramaphosa-edjpg

[WATCH] President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses an anxious nation

24 May 2020 5:00 PM

The President has delivered a lockdown update - listen to his explanation of the move to Level 3 from 1 June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

classroom covid-19 coronavirus mask school

Natu teachers 'not returning' to school on Monday: 'We can't gamble with lives'

24 May 2020 1:12 PM

A survey by teacher unions shows that 92% of SA's schools are not ready and safe to re-open says Natu's Cynthia Barnes.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ramaphosagif

President Cyril Ramaphosa to address SA on Sunday evening

24 May 2020 9:57 AM

The president is set to address a nation anxiously awaiting a drop in the lockdown level, at 7pm on Sunday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

police-altercation-with-woman-in-strandpng

Strand arrest: Probe underway after fresh incident of police heavy-handedness

23 May 2020 11:57 AM

A video shot in the Western Cape shows an officer dragging a mask-wearing woman to a police van, apparently during exercise hours.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward