Deputy Minister Speeches
Today marks day two of the 16 days of activism, as we engage head on the horrific and persistent phenomenon of Gender-based violence and Femicide (GBV-F) which is a deep and widespread problem throughout our country.
Our country continues to face alarming proportions of Gender Based Violence and Femicide amidst several strides by government and civil society to address this pandemic. The country’s vulnerable members are hard hit the most, predominantly our women and our girls.
Last year around this time we were ready to celebrate the Annual Archives Awareness week in Kwazulu Natal, but instead of becoming the hotspot for Archives week, KZN became famous for hosting the first Covid-19 case in the country, discovered in March 2020.
It is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to address you at this official opening and handover of this beautiful Multi-purpose Sports Court right here in Qumbu (Emarhambeni).
I consider it a great privilege and honour to have to be granted the opportunity to share with you on the life and times of uMama Charlotte Mannya Maxeke, what her story should mean to us today, and how then best to safeguard her legacy in real programmatic terms.
Sport and recreation is a bedrock for social cohesion and nation building, with the impact able to even extend far beyond our national borders. To that end, please allow me to remind you what our beloved founding fathers of this constitutional democracy, uTata Madiba, once counselled about sport.
Fellow Africans, I extend my warmest greetings to all of you. I stand before you today to do just one important assignment, to outline the South Africa Cultural Season programme as part of Department’s Africa Cultural Seasons Programme.
This year marks the 14th annual national oral history conference organized by the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA), the National Archives of South Africa and the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture in Eastern Cape.
I welcome you all this morning to the 18th Annual Conference of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA). Congratulations to LIASA for reaching teenage years. It is now an opportune time to re-imagine the significance and impact of library services in our country.
As I make my maiden speech today in Parliament as the new Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, I would like to immediately convey my gratitude to Minister Mthethwa and the entire Department for warmly welcoming me in their midst.