President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address,17 June 2014(SABC)
Parliament is abuzz with activity as final preparations are being made ahead of the State of the Nation Address to open the fifth Parliament of South Africa tonight. The red carpets are being rolled out, roads in and around the Parliament precinct have been closed off and security is tight as dignitaries start arriving.
SABC News will broadcast the event live, but cameras have already been lined up and rehearsals are in progress.
Watch live visuals of the arrivals at Parliament of MPs and guests here: the fashion, the preparations for the President’s arrival, rolling out of the red carpet, the rehearsals for the live performances and the preparations for the live TV broadcasts.
The SABC News YouTube channel will also carry the live stream of the SABC News channel on DStv 404 and on SABC2 live from 17:00 this afternoon.