President Jacob Zuma will deliver the 2011 State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of Parliament (the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces) on Thursday, 10 February 2011 (19h00) in Cape Town.
The State of the Nation Address serves as the official opening of Parliament for 2011.
Members of Parliament with debate the State of the Nation Address on 15 & 16 February 2011, followed by the President's official reply on 17 February 2011.
The annual State of the Nation Address is an important mechanism for government to highlight its plans and priorities for the coming year, and provides a strategic framework which guides the work of government departments and other state institutions.
The State of the Nation Address, in conjunction with the National Budget Speech, to be presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, on 23 February 2011, also provides important context for the work of the NGO sector in South Africa and the issues covered on NGO Pulse.
We therefore encourage NGOs to share with us either their expectations regarding the issues and priorities which you would like to be highlighted in the State of the Nation Address and/or your comments and analysis in response to the State of the Nation Address.
To make a contribution in this regard, please refer to the Add Comment section at the bottom of this page.
Based on all the contributions received, NGO Pulse users will then have an opportunity after the President delivered his speech to reflect on the views, opinions and feedback of the NGO sector.
NGO Pulse Team