Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Friday, February 11, 2005

State of the Nation
All eyes on Mbeki in the State of the Nation address this morning. Whilst we would love Mbeki to discuss AIDS and Zimbabwe (wishful thinking), he will focus on the delivery on socio-economic promises made in last year's address, where we can expect some scathing reviews on segments of the civil service. Additional speech notes will be given to repatriating emigrated South Africans and most interestingly, changes in the small business arena to lower the high cost of starting and operating a small enterprise in South Africa. Catch it live at your desk on streaming audio at from 11AM. Full transcript available here.