Minister Speeches 2014 - 2010

27 Oct 2011

As we meet here today to workshop the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance we must trace our steps, along with the milestones on the road we have travelled, through our thinkers and organisations for us to have arrived at this phase of deliberating to ratify this Charter.

17 Oct 2011

It is an honour and a privilege for me to host my dear brother and Comrade, His Excellency President Guebuza as well as the family of Comrade President Samora Machel and those of others who perished on that tragic day 25 years ago.

On this very same day, 25 years ago, President Samora Machel and his delegation, returning from an international meeting in Lusaka, Zambia perished when the presidential aircraft crashed here in the Lebombo Mountains in Mbuzini.

30 Sep 2011

I take this opportunity to congratulate all of you for having been nominated to serve on the various Councils of our Heritage Institutions.I thank you sincerely for agreeing to serve your country and its people in this capacity.I also take this opportunity to thank the Chairpersons and all the Council Members who served before you.

21 Sep 2011

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, has acted swiftly in addressing the governance challenges facing the Pan South African Language Board (PANSALB).

14 Sep 2011

Thank you for the opportunity to debate the important matter of this year’s Heritage Month celebrations.
In his article titled The Native Union published in 1911 Pixley ka Isaka Seme wrote;
“There is today among all races and men a general desire for progress, and for co-operation, because co-operation will facilitate and secure that progress.”

01 Jun 2011

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.

01 Jun 2011

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.

25 May 2011

Today, May the 25th, is an important day on the African calendar.
This is Africa Day; a day that symbolises Africa’s unity as well as its ongoing commitment to peace, democracy and economic development.

14 Apr 2011

I would like to welcome all of you to this historic Summit on the role of Arts, Culture and Heritage in the economy.This Summit is taking place during the month of April; which is a historic month in the development of our young nation.This is the month of our freedom and democracy; a month which signifies the birth of our new nation.

12 Apr 2011

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate all the members of the new Council on your appointment to the Nelson Mandela Museum Council.I also thank Members of the outgoing Council for the work the have done during their tenure.Our gratitude also goes to all those who have made it possible for us to have this new Council.

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