Minister Speeches

06 Nov 2015

We are glad that there is this opportunity at DISCOP Africa 2015 for networking, sharing ideas, addressing challenges and taking up opportunities.

27 Oct 2015

It is a day when one who personifies such humankind’s best values was born. His name Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo. Machi, Goba

27 Oct 2015

The man was shaped by his rural surroundings, as a boy, a teacher, a scientist, a lawyer, a diplomat, a revolutionary intellectual and internationalist, a fighting force, a unifier. The greatness itself, the colossus, Tambo dala kade bemkhwahlaza; Diza dala kade bemqonngqotha!

07 Oct 2015

I would like to begin by thanking everyone for coming to this gathering. The amount of interest generated in the request for this meeting is testimony to the seriousness with which film stakeholders and arts activitists regard the issues at hand.

07 Oct 2015

I would like to begin by thanking everyone for coming to this gathering. The amount of interest generated in the request for this meeting is testimony to the seriousness with which film stakeholders and arts activitists regard the issues at hand.

21 Sep 2015

It is a time in which we are reminded, so that we do not lose sight of this, that the different strands of history have influenced us and shaped who we are and what it means to be free.

21 Sep 2015

The month of September is a time in which we have the opportunity to reflect on our past so that we understand where we are today and who we truly are.

25 Aug 2015

It is a great honour and a privilege for me to stand here in front of some of the most distinguished contributors to the South African arts, culture and heritage landscape. It is not every day that we find ourselves in company of such a cross-section of legends who have contributed immensely to the nation’s cultural heritage.

25 Aug 2015

We cannot help but feel overwhelmed with emotions when we see our legends, many of whom have not been in the public eye for a very long time, gathered under one roof and talk about their contribution to the nation’s heritage.

16 Aug 2015

On behalf of the South African Government and IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all international and local delegates gathered here today in this vibrant yet rainy city of Cape Town, affectionately called the Mother City.

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