Count down to State of the Nation Address 2024

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President Cyril Ramaphosa. PHOTO: Presidency/Twitter

The 2024 State of the Nation Address (Sona) will take place on 8 February at 19:00.

During this address, President Cyril Ramaphosa will “highlight achievements, flag challenges, and outline interventions the government will undertake to unlock development interventions for the coming financial year”.

According to a press statement by the South African Parliament, the ceremonial joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament will be presided over by the Speaker and/or the Chairperson of the Council.

“During the week following the Sona, a debate of approximately two days is held discussing the address. The president is then given an opportunity to reply to the debate on the third day and to close the debate. The Sona is one of the major general debates of the parliamentary,” the statement reads.

Provincial and local spheres of government will be represented at the address. “During his address, the president also highlights what has been achieved since his last address in 2023. He also reflects on the progress made in implementing the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP).”

The Sona will be live-streamed and broadcast live on mainstream platforms.

 

Compiled by Gypseenia Lion