Minister Speeches 2014 - 2010
We have gathered here today, as the arts community, to pay our last respects to the late founding father of our democratic nation, Isithwalandwe, Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
Let me once again take this opportunity to thank the organizers of Forum D’Avignon, for inviting us, this year, to take part in this important forum that helps shape global policy on issues related to culture.
I take this opportunity firstly to welcome all of you to this 4th Film Indaba.Gathered here, at this important Indaba, are our partners in the film industry that we intend as government to work together with, in taking this industry to greater heights.
Let me begin by passing on the apology of the Minister of Arts and Culture, Minister Paul Mashatile, who could not join us this evening due to other pressing work commitments.
I take this opportunity to welcome all those taking part in this the 8th edition of DISCOP AFRICA
On the 7th of August last year, I stood before this House to table for consideration the Use of Official Languages Bill. On that day we said we are taking a major step in promoting multilingualism in our country.
Earlier today, we unveiled a tombstone at the upgraded grave of one of the heroines of our struggle for liberation, Mama Rahima Moosa.
Let me begin by, once more, welcoming their Royal Highnesses as well as their esteemed delegation to South Africa.
We have called you today to this media briefing to give more information on our plans to mount the statue of Tata Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings.