Pretoria – The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) will be hosting a number of live broadcasts of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) throughout the country.
The public viewing sites are aimed at ensuring the public is able to watch President Jacob Zuma’s address.
The President will deliver the SONA to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament, the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, at 7pm, on Thursday.
In the Eastern Cape, live broadcasts of the SONA will be held at the Zanokuhle Special School, Thubalethu High school, Sada Correctional Services and Staden University College.
In the Free State, they will be held at the Namahadi Thusong Service Centre, Barolong Community Hall, Mohokare Thusong Service Centre and Parys Correctional Centre.
In Gauteng, viewing sites will be held at the Krugersdorp Prison, Boksburg Prison, Sun City Prison in Johannesburg and Tswaranang Orphanage.
Limpopo will have live broadcasts at the Modimolle Prison, Miami Farm, Kgwana Community Centre, Matadze Correctional Centre and Mapodile Thusong Centre, while in KwaZulu-Natal they will be held at the Impendle Thusong Centre and Indaka Sport Ground.
Viewing sites will be held at the Ezakheni MST Academy and Schoemansdal Community Hall in Mpumalanga.
In the North West, residents can watch the SONA at the Migdol Primary School’s hall, Witpoort School’s hall, Rooigrond Correctional Services’ hall and at the school hall at the Phokeng School for Disabled.
The Okiep TVET College, Nomzamo Community Hall, Batlharos Old Age Home, Kimberley SANDF Military Base and Upington Correctional Facility will hold viewings of the SONA in the Northern Cape and in the Western Cape residents can go to the Masibambane Thusong Centre, Leeu Gamka Community Hall, Swellendam Thusong Centre and Zolani Centre.