Index State of the Nation Address 2015
Date Added: 19 February 2015

The State of the Nation Address (SONA), delivered by President Jacob Zuma on the 13th of February 2015 was screened in Makana Local Municipality for the benefit of the community.. The Sarah Baartman District Municipality, in partnership with the Department of Communication (DOC), arranged the public screening with the Executive Mayor, Khunjuzwa Eunice Kekana, Speaker, Deon De Vos and the Mayor Peter and fellow Council members from the Makana Local Municipality in attendance.

President Jacob Zuma told the nation that once again there is a significant amount of focused placed on job creation for the people of South Africa. He made it clear that the aim is to create decent jobs, while also improving the standards of living of the population at large. The President also referred to our freedom charter saying that, “2015 is the year of the Freedom Charter and unity in action to advance economic freedom. It is the year of going the extra mile in building a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa. It is also the year of re-dedicating ourselves to eradicating racism and all related intolerances in our country."

With regards to education, the President mentioned that government will continue to invest in educating, our children and the youth of this country.

Referring  to the energy crisis our country is currently experiencing, the President said that it is one of the biggest priorities to address seeing as it impedes the already slow growing economic value of the country.

The fight against corruption continues to be taken forward by the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee, while Government has in place seven anti-corruption institutions and seventeen pieces of legislation, which are intended to combat corruption. This demonstrates a concerted effort by government to break the back of this scourge in the country.

President Jacob Zuma concluded his speech by urging South Africans to make local government work, saying local government is everybody’s business. We have to make it work together.