President Jacob Zuma has presented the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 9 February 2017. This was President Zuma’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to the joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament since he was re-elected in May 2014.
The theme for SoNA 2017 was: “The Year of Oliver Reginald Tambo: Unity in Action Together Moving South Africa Forward.”
The President provided an update on the implementation of the Programme of Action based on the National Development Plan (NDP). The 2017 SoNA was delivered within the context of the current strides made by government to respond to the various challenges that our country is facing.