Former Minister Speeches

03 Jul 2010

It is my privilege to address you here today. There is a lot of excitement as we go further and further into the World Cup tournament.

Despite the fact that Ghana has made an exit at this stage, Ghana has done us proud to achieve this level at this Africa World Cup – Thank you Ghana. You have brought us altogether – we cherish you!

02 Jul 2010

I am honoured to address you tonight. There is a lot of excitement in the air as Ghana is pitted against Uruguay tonight at Soccer City, Johannesburg. Africa’s hopes lie with Ghana, the Black Stars of Africa, the only African team remaining in this World Cup.

This African tournament has been extremely exciting with many unexpected results – the two teams which were in the final in the last World Cup in 2006 in Germany were knocked out in the first round, that is France and Italy. The Quarter –finals are being played this weekend leaving us with the four toughest games next week. This tournament has brought us together and tonight’s game brings Africa together.

02 Jul 2010

I am honoured to address you tonight. There is a lot of excitement in the air as Ghana is pitted against Uruguay tonight at Soccer City, Johannesburg. Africa’s hopes lie with Ghana, the Black Stars of Africa, the only African team remaining in this World Cup.

30 Jun 2010

It is my great honour to address you this evening at a show dedicated to one of our outstanding leaders, who fought in the struggle for freedom.

25 Jun 2010

I am delighted to be here with you as we open an educative and creative Exhibition, Mandela and Luthuli in Conversation; 2010 Exhibition.

21 Jun 2010

It gives me great pleasure to address you at this creative and exciting exhibition of craft-ware from different countries of Africa at the Gauteng Craft and Design Centre.

21 Jun 2010

On behalf of the Ministry and Department of Arts and Culture, we are here to pay our last respects to Ezra Ngcukana, one of South Africa’s finest musicians and a creative son of our soil.

19 Jun 2010

It gives me great honour to address you at this august event, the biggest and most vibrant celebration of South Africa’s rich and multifaceted arts and culture annual National Arts Festival held in Grahamstown. A Festival which has over 600 events on the Main and Fringe programmes, which spans from theatre to dance, opera to cabaret, fine art to craft art, classical music to jazz, poetry readings to lectures including every art form imaginable, is one of the most diverse festivals in the world. There is something for every taste. Grahamstown becomes the most exciting cultural destination during the Festival.

15 Jun 2010

Nkulunkulu umdali somandla has kept you in his wings and has surrounded you with his love. On this auspicious day, the day of your birth, it is fitting that you are provided with the safety and comfort of a new home.

09 Jun 2010

We meet here tonight at a time when the whole of South Africa is in a joyous mood and where we are counting the hours rather than the days to the opening ceremony of the first World Cup on African soil.

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