Sona News

Confidence hits lowest since September

Picture: CHRIS RATCLIFFE, BLOOMBERG, 2012 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP JOHANNESBURG –Power blackouts in February eclipsed the State of the Nation Address (Sona) and the Budget Speech, with business sentiment having fallen to its lowest level in five months in February.

IOL , South Africa Mar 7, 2019

Ramaphosa to launch 'Good Green Deeds' to tackle environmental protection

"Because of environmentally insensitive human action, the forces of nature conspired to set in motion the dramatic process of climate change," Ramaphosa said in his response to the debate on his State of the Nation Address (Sona) in February.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 28, 2019

DA says it is ready to govern as supporters gather for manifesto launch

READ: 'This may be President Ramaphosa's last' Sona - Maimane The party's chief whip in the National Assembly John Steenhuisen said that where the DA has been in government, there has been improvement of governance.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 23, 2019

Experts concerned Eskom could “deploy the army” to protect themselves

Cyril Ramaphosa made it clear during Sona he wants to “unbundle” Eskom into three separate departments.

The South African , South Africa Feb 22, 2019

ANC forced to apologise to Pravin Gordhan following Eskom comments

In fact, following Sona and the budget speech, Gordhan has got plenty of Eskom-themed work on his plate.

The South African , South Africa Feb 22, 2019

Moody’s bleak budget reaction sparks junk status fears for South Africa

The economy emerged from recession in December, but this budget speech and a subdued Sona hasn’t exactly inspired the international audience.

The South African , South Africa Feb 21, 2019

Experts: Sona, budget speech suggest food security low on national agenda

Despite this, food security received only two passing references in the State of the Nation Address (Sona) two weeks ago and not a single mention in finance minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech on Wednesday, said professor Julian May (University of the Western Cape), Dr Jane Battersby (University of Cape Town), Prof Rina Swart (University of the Western Cape) and Dr Bruno Losch (GovInn Centre, University of the Western Cape).

IOL , South Africa Feb 20, 2019

Yeak Kabowa on the brink of Futsal title

Futsal Uganda Cup Thursday, Kabowa Utd v Crown Yeak Kabowa v Typhoon Dream v Mengo Nomad v Bajim Sona v Friends of Football In form Yeak Kabowa is on course to lift the Fustal League title and ambitions to lift the Futsal Uganda Cup, are no exception according to their CEO Emmanuel Wamala.

New Vision , Uganda Feb 20, 2019

Government will not take on Eskom’s debt: Mboweni

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) last month in which he announced government’s plan to split the utility into three divisions, government’s immediate focus is to address the substantial risks that the power utility poses to the economy and public finances.

Business Tech , South Africa Feb 19, 2019

#Budget2019: We need solutions going beyond election promises

JOHANNESBURG – Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF) notes and welcomes the State of Nation Address (Sona) as delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa which articulated the overall government plans detailing specific interventions to grow the economy, dealing with scourge of corruption, unemployment, transformation, law and order, security, education, social services and international relations.

IOL , South Africa Feb 19, 2019