Mixed Reaction Over Jacob Zuma's Speech


While positive aspects of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address have been lauded, there are concerns on his plans for youth unemployment,corruption and violence against women.
  • South Africa:  Unemployed Youth Forgotten in Zuma's SONA

    Democratic Alliance, 14 February 2013

    President Zuma has passed up a golden opportunity to present us with a bold new plan. Instead, all he gave us was an uninspired version of last year's SONA, which provides no hope ... read more »

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  • South Africa:  SA Infrastructure Build 'Well Under Way'

    SouthAfrica.info, 14 February 2013

    The government will have spent R860-billion on new infrastructure projects in South Africa between 2009 and March this year, President Jacob Zuma said in his 2013 State of the ... read more »

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  • South Africa:  Sadtu's Response to the State of the Nation Address

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 15 February 2013

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  • South Africa:  Criminal Justice Appointments, More Words, No Action

    Democratic Alliance, 15 February 2013

    Yesterday, in the State of the Nation address, President Zuma yet again passed up an opportunity to convince South Africans that he really is serious about acting against crime and ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Cosatu's Response to Sona 2013

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 15 February 2013

    The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes many of the positive measures announced in President Zuma’s State of the Nation Address, based on his commitment to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  NEHAWU Response to the 2013 State of the Nation Address

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 14 February 2013

    NEHAWU welcomes the main thrust of government’s assessment of the advances made since last year; including the challenges facing our society, as well as some features of the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SA 'Must Start Taking Teaching Seriously'

    SouthAfrica.info, 14 February 2013

    The government is to establish a national task team to strengthen maths and science teaching in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said in his 2013 State of the Nation Address, ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Violence Against Women Must Stop - Zuma

    SouthAfrica.info, 14 February 2013

    Brutality and cruelty meted out to women was unacceptable and had no place in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said in Cape Town on Thursday evening, directing the country's law ... read more »

  • South Africa:  'No Let-Up' in War On Crime, Corruption

    SouthAfrica.info, 14 February 2013

    While increased police visibility and improved procedures had contributed to a reduction in the levels of serious crime in South Africa, more still needed to be done, President ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The State of the Nation in Numbers

    SouthAfrica.info, 14 February 2013

    R860-billion spent on infrastructure projects, R3-billion on job-creation projects, 11-million jobs by 2030 targeted, 200 000 more households with electricity, R47-billion in ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Eleven Million Jobs - Zuma Calls for Teamwork

    SouthAfrica.info, 14 February 2013

    South Africa's National Development Plan has set the ambitious target of creating 11-million jobs by 2030, which will require teamwork to get the economy growing at a rate of more ... read more »

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