Deputy Minister Speeches 2014 - 2010
The great African writer, Ngugi wa Thiong’o in his book, Decolonising the Mind, asserts the importance of language, the mother tongue, in a statement which I think is still valid today.
I am delighted to be part of this august occasion of the Limpopo Provincial Arts and Culture Indaba. This Indaba augurs well with the mandate of Dept of Arts and Culture to promote nation building and social cohesion.
The father of our nation, the late Tata Madiba, once said “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”
I am delighted to launch the Twenty in 20 Series during the launch of the National Book Week. In July it was with sadness that we learnt of the passing on of South African literary giant and Nobel Laureate for Literature, Nadine Gordimer.
I am joyful to be part of this momentous occasion taking place now in the month of August which is dedicated to women. No African society can claim to be free until all its women are free.
The Mail and Guardian Women’s Roundtable happens just on the eve of National Book Week campaign that will take place from 1st to 7th September, as part of the Heritage Month.
I would like to extend our fraternal greetings on behalf of the government and people of South Africa.
On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, it is my honour to extend to the Government and people of India, our congratulations on the celebration of the 68th Anniversary of the Independence Day of India.
I am pleased to be at this special occasion to open the Democracy Exhibition that showcases our country’s proud history and the strides made since the attainment of our democracy twenty years ago.
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing away of the acclaimed journalist, Elijar Mushihana. He was attached to the Sowetan newspaper bureau here in Limpopo. The media fraternity has lost a gigantic reporter.