CAPE TOWN – One of the much-anticipated events on the South African political calendar is the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA).
While socialites and fashionistas swoon over the fashion exhibited by politicians and invited guests, others will be looking forward to what the event is actually about: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s view on the state of South Africa since he took office, as well as his plans for the country in the foreseeable future.
The Presidency also makes use of the opportunity to invite members of the public who have been in the forefront of their industry to attend to event.
Two of sports trending characters in recent times were added to the Presidency's guest-list for the 2019 SONA.
Banyana Banyana coach as well as forward Thembi Kgatlana made the headlines in January this year when they were named the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Coach of the Year and Player of the Year respectively. Kgatlana also received the CAF award for Goal of the Year.