Minister Speeches

01 Jun 2016

In their honour this Memorial was built by the democratic government. To perpetuate the memory of these selfless youth and the legacy they provided the nation this day and month have been rededicated to the Youth of South Africa as Youth Day and Month.

31 May 2016

South Africa’s freedom from apartheid in 1994 was achieved through national and global efforts all merged in the quest and belief in the dignity of humanity; human freedom; and an equitable and just society.

24 May 2016

Our country has a lot of its citizens who have amputed souls, who cannot be noticed through the naked eye. The reason for their amputation is racism.

10 May 2016

Twenty years ago in this very house, on the 8th May 1996, with great excitement and pride, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa was adopted.

03 May 2016

We meet here today on what is and surely must be described as a historical occasion – at the opening of the two day seminar that commences today, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the African World Heritage Fund.

20 Mar 2016

We are pleased that the theme for 2016 is “Imagine” as this takes us into a new space and time of planning for the future and re-inventing the SAFTAS after its first ten years of existence.
Hence there is also a new look for the awards, that pays homage to the one thing that film and television professionals yearn for - the Golden Horn.

01 Dec 2015

Today South Africa marks the launch of the 2015 Reconciliation Month under the theme, “Bridging the Divide: Building a Common South African Nationhood towards a national developmental state.”

01 Dec 2015

Today South Africa marks the launch of the 2015 Reconciliation Month under the theme, “Bridging the Divide: Building a Common South African Nationhood towards a national developmental state.”

26 Nov 2015

When future generations look back, it must be with the understanding that this gathering shaped the arts landscape decisively and activated a new movement for change, that it became a catalyst for the radical transformation of the sector.

26 Nov 2015

When future generations look back, it must be with the understanding that this gathering shaped the arts landscape decisively and activated a new movement for change, that it became a catalyst for the radical transformation of the sector.

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