It has been a battle for the ANC to get to this year’s State of the Nation Address (Sona). The event was supposed to be held on 8 February but was postponed after opposing parties threatened to disrupt it and turn it into a motion of no confidence against Zuma.
However, after the resignation of Zuma and election of Ramaphosa, the party can finally move ahead with the annual Sona, which would take place on Friday.
Briefly.co.za gathered seven reasons why the Sona is important, as written by government communications.
1. The Sona informs the public about the work the ANC has done over the past year
2. It reflects on the country’s domestic affairs and international relations
3. The Sona highlights the government’s plans and project for the upcoming year
4. It is an important event in the national political programme of Parliament
5. The Sona includes all three arms of the state: the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature
6. It will see the two houses of Parliament, National Assembly and National Council, sitting together
7. The Sona creates a transparency with the public and accountability on the part of government
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