Deputy Minister Speeches 2017 - 2015

19 May 2015

Our work contributes to the creation of a literate society envisaged in the National Development Plan, wherein every community has: A school; Teachers who love teaching and learning; A local library filled with a wealth of knowledge and A librarian.

11 May 2015

We have learnt with sadness and are still reeling in shock of the sudden and tragic passing on of talented Limpopo born gospel artist Mpho “Regalo” Gangashe. He passed away in a car accident together with his mother. May their Souls Rest in Peace.

11 May 2015

We have learnt with sadness and are still reeling in shock of the sudden and tragic passing on of talented Limpopo born gospel artist Mpho “Regalo” Gangashe. He passed away in a car accident together with his mother. May their Souls Rest in Peace.

08 May 2015

I have noted that in 2015/16, the province will complete 2 libraries, i.e. Wepener and Oranjeville which are in rural areas, and libraries in Botshabelo, Bolakanang and Verkeerdevlei will be completed during the MTEF which will also provide a dual purpose function.

07 May 2015

Since the inception of the grant, 78 new libraries have been built country wide. We acknowledge that there is still a huge backlog of library infrastructure in the Free State. However, progressively the backlog will be addressed.

23 Apr 2015

We are gathered here today to congratulate talented young people from different provinces who have successfully completed their Film and TV production learnership.

10 Apr 2015

A visionary leader and Africa’s own son, Oliver Reginald Tambo once said, “A nation that does not invest in its youth is not worth its future”.

08 Apr 2015

This month our young democracy marks the beginning of its adulthood as it will be turning 21. Our government has since declared the month of April as Freedom Month, with 27 April subsequently celebrated as Freedom Day.

26 Mar 2015

"For an individual, reading opens up new worlds, reveals new ideas and suggests new opportunities. For a nation, reading is a gateway to a different, better future. A winning nation actively promotes reading. Reading books is not just an enjoyable past time. It is an integral part of our struggle to be a free and prosperous nation.” ~ Cyril Ramaphosa

24 Mar 2015

As we gather here in Mangaung, in this historical town of the founding of the People’s Organisation, the African National Congress, we are delighted that the creative sector of our nation is on the verge also of making history.

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