Reconciliation has been an important national project since the advent of our democracy and has been a constant feature in the list of priorities of successive democratic administrations since 1994.
There is no question that the last 19 months have provided each and everyone of us with the true meaning of the word “deprivation”, for which we can all blame the pandemic. This deprivation has taken the form of restrictions to how we previously exercised our livelihoods, personal liberties, consumed entertainment products and grieved for the loss of loved ones.
We have gathered here today at Mandela Bay Theatre Complex to re-affirm the work that the likes of Athol Fugard, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Dr Winston Ntshona, Dr John Kani, Feya Faku and many others that creativity rests amongst the people not colour.
I extend my warmest greetings to all of you present. It gives me great pleasure to be with you today, to celebrate the centenary of the Bulhoek Massacre. This does not mark a happy occasion, but a reminder of where we come from as people.
I extend my warmest greetings to all of you present on various digital platforms. I am delighted to appear before Parliament in order to present my budget vote and to also interact with you Honourable Members.
This year marks the 150 years of the birth of two great South Africans, zealots of our freedom, Mama Charlotte Manye-Maxeke and John Langalibalele “Mafukuzela” Dube, the founding President General of the African National Congress.
My core Programme Director: MEC Mahasa
His Excellency the President of the Republic; MC Ramaphosa.
Hon. S Ntombela, Premier of the Province.
Cllr L Masoetsa, Acting Mayor of Mangaung.
Ministers and Deputy Ministers present
Members of the Executive Council present
Members of the Media
Ladies and Gentlemen
Good morning fellow South Africans, today I have been assigned an easy task, the task to introduce the President of the Democratic Republic.
Ms Nocawe Mafu: Deputy Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture
Board Members-Elect: Netball World Cup 2023
Members of the Media
Ladies and Gentleman
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this public announcement and introduction of the NWC2023 Board.
As you may know, Netball South Africa, around June 2018, in their desire to grow the sport, in the country, as well as acknowledge the quality of their players, decided to bid to host the 2023 Netball World Cup.
Fellow compatriots, today we are launching our Human Rights Month 2021 under the Theme: The Year of Charlotte Maxeke: Promoting Human Rights in The Age of COVID-19.