Article by: Dumisane Dube
The speaker of National Assembly Thandi Modise said this year’s State Of The Nation Address, SONA is expected to cost about R100 000.
Only 50 people will be allowed inside the National Assembly when President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses, while other members of Parliament and guests will follow proceedings on virtual platforms.
“The only cost to bear as Parliament for this particular SONA will be the cost of paying for virtual connectivity. Thus far, Parliament is estimating just over R100 000 for this whole exercise,” explains Modise.
This year’s SONA is going to cost less than the previous years.
Money is mostly going to be used on connectivity costs said Modise.
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