Deputy Minister Speeches
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.
An African proverb says that: Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter”.
South Africa and India share a bond which dates more than 100 years back. It is in these two countries where the most revered and gallant leaders Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, were born.