Ah, SONA. It’s that time of the year again, folks, when our politicians confuse the State of the Nation Address with a matric dance or Dancing with the Stars auditions.
For many, the red carpet is one of the highlights of the evening. Other than the President’s speech, that is. We’ve collected all the best moments here.
SONA 2020: What to expect
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his speech at 19:00. Don’t miss a moment – or any of the anticipated disruption – and be sure to follow our live blog here.
Hot on the SONA agenda tonight will be Eskom, load shedding, unemployment. And everyone was looking forward to see if Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, will reunite with Siya Kolisi at SONA 2020.
Miss Universe is hoping to hear “more about what will be done for the protection of women and the education system.” That makes two of us.
If the outfits aren’t really your thing, and the seriousness of the SONA is starting to scratch at your soul, we’ve got just the comic relief that you may be searching for.
Head over here to see DevDonDidIt putting a lighter touch on the SONA 2020 swing of things. And if you’ve always wondered the SA’s right-wing Afrikaners have in common with the EFF, this is for you.
Mind you, TheSouthAfrican.com correspondents reporting live from SONA confirmed that with a mere 14 minutes to go before President Ramaphosa starts his SONA, the EFF is singing in full throttle.
Straight from the Red Carpet
All images via Twitter: @ParliamentofRSA.