SONA 2021 to Cost R2.2 Million

Written by on 27 January, 2021

By: Zilungile Mkhize

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise says this year’s State of the Nation Address will cost R2.2 million, but they will do everything to ensure that where money can be saved, they save it.

Presiding Officers of Parliament have briefed media to outline their readiness to host the State of the Nation Address next month on the 11th, with no more than 50 MPs, representatives from the judiciary, executive in the National Assembly chamber.

Last years’s, 2020, SONA cost taxpayers R7.3 million.

They have announced that Parliament will host SONA on February 11 at 7 in the evening.

She says the expected savings will be redirected to modernising the technology capabilities of Parliament to enhance its constitutional functions of public participation, oversight, law-making

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Parliamentary Spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says parliament has also not been spared from the virus with over 56 recorded infections among staff members and 12 deaths.

Mothapo says South Africans can be part of the event via the different platform available.

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