Date for State of the Nation Address announced
By Mikhaila Crowie
30 January 2009
The Presiding Officers of Parliament have announced that the date for this year’s State of the Nation Address. President Kgalema Motlanthe will address the three arms of state (The Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary) on February 6.
The theme for this year’s address is “Parliament entrenching people-centred democracy in achieving development goals.”
What the theme means is taking parliament to the people. The aim of the theme is to meet the demands of service delivery in our country and to recapture the expectations of the people who reside in our country.
This year’s address will certainly be an exciting one as the occasion will be beamed on big public screens throughout the country.
As always though, the day will be filled with South African tradition.