The Official Opening of the Legislature and the State of the Province Address

The State of the Nation Address (SONA) by the president of the Republic of South Africa on 12 February 2015, marked the opening of Parliament and the beginning of the business of government for the current year. This is followed by the opening of the Legislatures across the nine provinces.

Hon. ES Mchunu Premier of KwaZulu-Natal

King Goodwill Zwelithini, Speaker and Deputy Speaker, Premier, MECs, and all MPLs at the opening of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature on 26 February 2015

The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature as directed by its Standing Rules officially opened on 26 February 2015 by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini. His Majesty has been a source of wisdom on many important issues ranging from development, social, economic and cultural in the province. His majesty has been a champion of peace, reconciliation and unity of all the people of KwaZulu-Natal.

Hon. ES Mchunu Premier of KwaZulu-Natal

The salute is part of the proceedings of the day.

The opening of the Legislature by His Majesty on 26 February 2015 was followed by the State of the Province Address delivered by Honourable Premier Senzo Mchunu on 27 February 2015. The Premier outlined the programme of action for the provincial government and set out key priorities for the province during 2015/2016. The Premier (as leader of the ruling party) demonstrated his commitment to servicing the social contract that he entered into with the people of the province.

Hon. ES Mchunu Premier of KwaZulu-Natal

King Goodwill Zwelithini, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker after the Salute

To demonstrate that, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal has been transformed by the Executive Council led by the Premier into the peace haven and destination of choice for global investors and holiday makers from all over South Africa and the