South Africa's struggling economy was the focus point of the president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from opposition politicians.
President Jacob Zuma outlined various steps to help the economy including plans to increase investment and grow small businesses. Zuma also announced plans to cut the budget by reducing international travel for officials and possibly centralizing the government, which is currently split between two cities.
Opposition parties criticized his strategies, saying the president's nine-point-plan was nothing new.
Earlier in the evening, Zuma had not yet stepped to the podium when...