The State of the Nation Address, to be delivered by newly-elected President Cyril Ramaphosa, will be a full ceremonial occasion once again.
It will be televised at 7pm, today.
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It will involve a ceremonial parade exhibiting military traditions, drills and ethos of the army, the navy and the air force of the Republic of South Africa. This includes a national salute by the Ceremonial Guard of the South African National Defence Force, a military band, a salute flight by the South African Air Force and a 21-gun salute.
President Cyril Ramaphosa putting final touches to the SONA 2018 Speech at his official residence in Cape Town ahead of the State of the Nation Address this evening pic.twitter.com/SftD7Cx2Cy
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