IN PICTURES: #Sona2020 red carpet

Parliament’s Presiding Officers, Ms Thandi Modise and Mr Amos Masondo, will brief members of the media on the state of readiness to host the 2020 State of the Nation Address.

CAPE TOWN - There is clear excitement on the red carpet ahead of the annual State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the high unemployment rate, the country's contracting economy and troubled State-Owned Entreprises among other issues.

Parliament says this year's Sona is expected to be just under R2-million.