Deputy Minister Speeches 2017 - 2015
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.
I am delighted to be part of this remarkable event of the Fourth Annual Ungasali Storytelling Festival hosted by the Freedom Park under the theme: “My Story, the Story of My Future”.
“The richest place on earth is the graveyard, because it is filled with great songs which were never sung, paintings which we have never seen, books that were never written, poetry that was never read. The graveyard is filled with great powerful men and women who never poured out their gifts and talents for the benefit of society”
Allow me to join fellow South Africans and the Arts fraternity in paying tribute to one of our Living Legends Mama Thandi Klaasen.
It feels good to be back here at Tshwane School of Music. I made a commitment to adopt this school as a special project during the launch of the Mafikizolo Reunited Tour.
This year marks the 13th annual national oral history conference organized by the Oral History Association of South Africa (OHASA). This conference is aptly titled: Chanted Memories and Anniversaries: Celebrating Our Common Past(s).
We mark the beginning of the 2016 National Arts Festival as the Youth Month draws to a close. This year we commemorated 40 years since the landmark June 16 student uprising in Soweto.
The people of every great country are bonded by their history.Their cultural landscape is enriched by the patina of the buildings, monuments, sites and other places of meaning which reflect the events and layers of experiences and processes throughout the centuries.
This modular library is here for you to use in developing yourself and acquiring knowledge which you will carry with you forever. The love of books is better instilled at a young age, therefore I advice parents to read to their children daily from an early age.
Africa should rise against the inhumane treatment meted out to our brothers and sisters with Albinism. No child of Africa should fear for their lives because they are born with Albinism.