The State of the Nation Address
The State of the Nation Address (SoNA), part of the opening of Parliament, is a key event on South Africa’s Parliamentary and political calendar. In the Address, the President addresses the nation in his capacity as Head of State, not only as Head of Government.
SoNA is an opportunity for the President to take stock of the country’s domestic and foreign situation and to chart a common direction that we should take to enhance our efforts to achieve a better life for all.
During his speech, the President talks about government’s achievements of the past year and looks to the future by presenting a programme for the coming year – the Programme of Action (PoA). The PoA sets out government’s plans to address various key government programmes.
President Jacob Zuma will present the State of the Nation Address at 19:00 on 9 February 2012.