Following the delivery of the State of the Nation Address to Parliament by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday 9 February 2012, political parties commenced debate on the president’s announcements in Parliament’s National Assembly on Tuesday 14 February 2012.
Despite the debate commencing on Valentines Day, there was no love lost between opposition political parties and ruling African National Congress and Government of the day. The debate continued on Wednesday 15 February 2012. The President responds to the debate on Thursday 16 February 2012.
You can view the excerpts from the debate here, all visuals courtesy of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. You can also view it on the ETHICORE YouTube Channel at: http://www.youtube.com/ethicoretv under the State of the Nation 2012 Playlist.
Following the delivery of President Jacob Zuma’s 4th State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday 9 February 2012, this is how leaders of political parties represented in Parliament initially responded to the presidents announcements.
All visuals are courtesy of the South African Broadcasting Corporation and also be viewed on the ETHICORE YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/ethicoretv under the State of the Nation 2o12 Playlist.
On the day that South Africa’s Official Opposition (the Democratic Alliance) announced its Shadow Cabinet, read our analysis and think-piece entitled “Opposition parties do make a legislative difference” published in the Business Day (1 February 2011), co-authored in collaboration with Business Unity South Africa’s Parliamentary Office.