- President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the State of the Nation Address 2023 at 19:00 this evening.
- The address will be happening while many South Africans are without electricity due to rampant unabated loadshedding.
- There may be delays to the start time as there are rumours of disruption from the side of the EFF.
All eyes – well the eyes that don’t have a loadshedding block – will be on President Cyril Ramaphosa when he delivers the State of the Nation Address this evening.
After a rough pandemic-induced lockdown, the state of the nation hasn’t improved that much for the lives of many South Africans. Consistent and continuous loadshedding has impacted the lives of every citizen as well as businesses. Interest rates are constantly climbing as is the cost of food, fuel and just about everything else.
Things are rather dire and it will be up to the president to present the way forward for the nation.
The address is set to start at 19:00. In the past this start time has been marred by disruptions, notably from the side of the Economic Freedom Fighters. On the matter of disruptions, the ANC has said it won’t be distracted by “intolerant, undemocratic political upstarts, populists and demagogues” as reported by EWN.
Those looking to livestream the address can find links to a number of YouTube channels below:
You can also watch a dedicated livestream on
the old TelkomONE streaming platform SABC’s new streaming platform, SABC+.
There are also likely to be a number of journalists reporting on the address on their social media channels. You can use the official search term #SONA2023 to find content on most large platforms.
Ahead of the address, we highly recommend visiting this government website which tracks the progress on commitments that were made during the State of the Nation Address 2023. While a lot has been done, there is a new range of problems and some that track back over a decade that Ramaphosa has to provide solutions for.