Minister Speeches 2014 - 2010
few days ago, we woke up to the shocking news of the passing away of one of the stalwarts of our liberation struggle who was also a man of letters; Dr Neville Alexander.
This gallant writer, academic, educationist, freedom fighter and cultural activist was born in Cradock, not far from here.
I am honoured to be afforded the opportunity to deliver this year’s annual memorial lecture in honour of Dr. John Langalibalele Dube, Umafukuzela.
I would like to thank the leadership of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal for having chosen “John Dube’s Challenge to Education and the Humanities in the 21st Century”, as the topic for this Lecture.
We have gathered today, to close another painful chapter in our country’s history of colonial subjugation, racism and oppression.We are here to correct a historic injustice, and restore the human dignity and citizenship of Mr and Mrs Klaas and Trooi Pienaar.
It is my honour to present for consideration before this House the Use of Official Languages Bill. The Bill we are tabling today is a product of popular participation as well as country wide consultations with all stakeholders.
Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma on being elected as the new Chair of the African Union Commission.
We wish her well in her new role and we have no doubt that she will serve our Continent with distinction.
We are gathered as South Africans from all walks of life, for a crucial dialogue. We have come together to discuss how to bring to life, what our forebears left to us, a legacy that says this country belongs to all who live in it, black and white.
I am honoured to be part of this historic and auspicious occasion, announcing the “Picasso and Africa” Exhibition.
In 1994 South Africa signed a cultural agreement with France in order to form a partnership on various cultural projects including the training of young professionals as heritage practitioners and museum curators, as well as exchange of knowledge and expertise in design, music and film.
I would also like to pay special tribute to Ina Perlman whose memorial service is taking place today. During the apartheid days millions of people received food through operation hunger an organization that she led tirelessly.
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.
This is a month in which we honour and pay tribute to those brave young people who occupied the foremost trenches in our struggle for national liberation.
Their only motivation was the un-ending belief that victory against the Apartheid was certain.
Senior Management from the Department of Arts and Culture
Members of the media
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have convened this media briefing to announce details of the National Summit on Social Cohesion that President Jacob Zuma refereed to last week during the debate on the Budget Vote of the Presidency.
As indicated by the President the Department of Arts and Culture has been mandated to organize a National Summit on Social Cohesion.