South Africa's Jacob Zuma to give State of Nation speech
14 February 2013 Last updated at 05:41 GMT
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is due to deliver his annual State of the Nation address at the opening of parliament in Cape Town.
Thursday's address comes at a crucial time. Investor confidence has been shaken by industrial unrest, and elections will be held next year.
Mr Zuma has already secured a second term as leader o f his ANC party, but his government faces criticism for failing to implement key policies.
Peter Biles reports from Cape Town, South Africa.