Sona 2020

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Trimmed down SONA 2020 set to cost taxpayers R4.7 million

Parliament - The opening of Parliament next week will, together with the event held last year after the May national elections, cost the South African taxpayers R7.3 million, speaker Thandi Modise said on Thursday.

Modise told a briefing of the parliamentary press corps that pomp and ceremony accompanying president Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address next week had been reduced in order to contain costs.

She said there would be no junior or civil guard of honour and the advertising and branding budget for the event had been scaled back.

However, Ramaphosa's procession will still be lead by a full military parade, and the traditional 21-gun salute and military fly-over have also been retained as part of the programme.
More at : https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/trimmed-down-sona-2020-set-to-cost-taxpayers-r47-million-42204035
 

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EFF adamant that it will disrupt Ramaphosa's SONA

The EFF has defended its plans to disrupt President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address, saying it formed part of the party’s oversight work.

Secretary general Marshall Dlamini on Thursday said the party would not pull back from its plans to hold Ramaphosa accountable for appointing Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to his Cabinet.

In the past, the EFF disrupted former president Jacob Zuma's SONA addresses, calling for him to resign and pay back the money that went towards renovations of his homestead in Nkandla.
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/eff-adamant-that-it-will-disrupt-ramaphosas-sona-20200213
 

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Zozibini Tunzi, Kolisi to grace Sona

CAPE TOWN - Zozibini Tunzi and Siya Kolisi will be some of the dignitaries attending the state of the nation address in Parliament on Thursday.

The reigning Miss Universe and the man who captained South Africa to their third Rugby World Cup triumph have been confirmed as guests at the prestigious joint sitting of Parliament when President Cyril Ramaphosa tables government's plans for the year.
More at : https://www.enca.com/news/zozibini-tunzi-kolisi-grace-sona
 

Nemoneiros

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janee kyk net die erm dik pap vreter erinstige slaai vermeier en maargat whitey :laugh:

The girl on the way left looks the most normal :thumbsup: Sugar Tax hard at work :unsure:



 
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Papa Smurf

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Gotta wonder if the Parliamentary guard draw straws to determine who carries Malema out.
everyone knows it will happen
the question is in what order?
how many red clowns get taken out before Malema?

my guess is Julius will be the 7th one taken out tonight
 

maumau

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Atrocious commentary :mad: so busy babbling they aren't naming attendees.

Muted it fsk 'em.
 

Sarg3_ZN

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Why does this need a branding budget and who are they advertising this to? What are they selling? This is insane.
 

SoldierMan

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Not really that interested, no that's not quite right, I care but I think he is probably just going to blow smoke and ignore things like EWC so what's the point. Will be interested in the Budget Speech though.
 

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"The private sector must work with government to make south africa better for everyone."
"There have been 'challenges' but the outlook is promising"
"Random stats that are supposedly good news"
"Just give the ANC government more time and everything will be fixed"
"Something something investments into something showing good results"

Still wondering if mention of the world cup will come up. I'm leaning towards a no.

Same old same old, the real state of the nation is the budget speech.
 

saturnz

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theres a casper parked outside Church Street where the EFF branch office is located, quite funny
 
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