This year’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) will be virtual. It will take place on 11 February at 19:00. There’ll be no red carpet fashion parade, no military parade, no 21-gun salute and any disruptions could simply be muted. Can you imagine the EFF trying to disrupt a televised address? “The EFF has been muted” is a lot less dramatic than their previous antics . This year, only 50 representatives from the three arms of state – the executive (Cabinet), the legislature (Parliament) and the judiciary (courts of law) – will physically be at the National Assembly. Everyone else will participate virtually.

This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.

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