Minister Speeches 2014 - 2010

04 Jun 2012

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.

30 May 2012

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.

30 May 2012

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.

The formation of the Union of South Africa was the beginning of the institutionalization of racial and ethnic divisions in our country.

25 May 2012

On the 30th of November last year, on the occasion of the launch of the SADC campaign to promote the ratification of the Charter on African Cultural Renaissance by all African countries, as the South African government we committed ourselves that we will do everything possible to ensure that the Charter is ratified by the end of 2012.

17 May 2012

Thank you for joining us on this historic occasion.

We have gathered to fulfill a very important historical objective.

During the State of the Nation Address we made a commitment to rename and name some of buildings and other official places associated with the Presidency, after distinguished South Africans who played a sterling role in the struggle for freedom and common human dignity in South Africa.

03 May 2012

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.

03 May 2012

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 will forever remember the heroism and sacrifices of the workers of our country.

12 Apr 2012

I take this opportunity on behalf of the Department of Arts and Culture to welcome all of you to this ground-breaking workshop on the standardization of geographical names.

This workshop is a culmination of various public hearings on the process of names standardization that we conducted throughout the country.

28 Mar 2012

This is a very special day in the history of the management of national heritage resources in South Africa.

We gather in this space, Iziko Museums’ National Gallery, which collects, conserves and exhibits artworks that are of significance to the South African nation.

28 Mar 2012

We have gathered here today to mark one of the most significant milestones in our journey to build a South African nation that is truly united in its diversity. On this day we commemorate the declaration of the Voortrekker Monument as a national heritage site.

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