Minister Budget Vote Speeches
Today, we meet here on a day which has significance in our history as the 23rd May marks the 23 anniversary of admission of our country as the 53rd member state of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now African Union (AU), in Tunis, Tunisia.
It is my distinct honour to address this house, on the policy debate on the budget of the Department of Arts and Culture.
We may all recall that memorable moment on 9 May 1994 when then President Nelson Mandela, speaking at his inauguration, pledged:
It gives us great pleasure to present the Department of Arts and Culture’s 2012/2013 Budget Vote to the National Council of Provinces.Honourable Chairperson, we present our budget during of the youth month commemorations.
Honourable Speaker, since 2009 our work has been in line with our electoral mandate, guided by the theme; “Working together we can do more”. Despite the many challenges that still lie ahead, we are satisfied that we have made considerable progress in delivering on our mandate and have laid a solid foundation for the future.
I am humbled by the opportunity to participate in this year’s debate on the Budget Vote of the Presidency.Honourable Members, tomorrow marks 102 years since the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910.
I am humbled by the opportunity to present the 2012/2013 Budget Vote for the Department of Arts and Culture.We present our budget two days after the people of our country joined the rest of the world in celebrating Worker’s Day.
We are honoured to present our 2011/2012 Budget Vote at the start of an important month in the development of our democratic nation.The month of June is dedicated to honouring the many sacrifices made by generations of young people to bring about freedom and democracy in our country.