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.
State of the Nation Address: Behind the scenes (Parliament of South Africa)
SONA 2013 Behind the Scenes: Eminent Persons ((Parliament of South Africa)
Background information on State of the Nation Address
The President addresses the nation in his capacity as Head of State, not only as Head of Government.
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, called the Programme of Action (PoA). The PoA sets out government’s plans to address various key government programmes.