Minister Speeches

14 Aug 2015

Welcome to the southern tip of the continent and the home of “The Cradle of Humankind”, the birthplace of the earliest hominids. I trust that you will also visit our heritage sites and experience our rich arts and cultural life.

21 Jul 2015

In fact, the launch of this book is part of a slow but sure effort to bring together all the information, knowledge and self-understanding accumulated through the many long struggling generations of the past.Those of us who live and stand here tonight, especially at this event, are the heirs of all that has been done to tell our own story and write our own history as we know it.

21 Jul 2015

In fact, the launch of this book is part of a slow but sure effort to bring together all the information, knowledge and self-understanding accumulated through the many long struggling generations of the past.

25 May 2015

We gather here within the richest square mile of the South African economy. Despite the inequality and injustice, this stands as a testament to the power of Africa.

25 May 2015

We are still confronted by challenges of prejudice and stereotypes, including racism, Afrophobia and sexism. Our people continue to see themselves as not part of Africa.

25 May 2015

We are still confronted by challenges of prejudice and stereotypes, including racism, Afrophobia and sexism. Our people continue to see themselves as not part of Africa.

19 May 2015

It is an honour and privilege to present this Budget Vote of the Department of Arts and Culture in the fifth democratic Parliament of the Republic of South Africa on this occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter.

19 May 2015

It is an honour and privilege to present this Budget Vote of the Department of Arts and Culture in the fifth democratic Parliament of the Republic of South Africa on this occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter.

18 May 2015

We gather here tonight witness and experience a festival of ideas and cultural exchange. Tonight is a practical definition of what Africa Month means and has set out to achieve.

18 May 2015

We gather here at this special and sacred Centre for the Book in Cape Town. It is one of those sacred sites where we find the minds, the ideas and literary products of some of the greatest writers that have been known to man. I believe their spirits are with us.

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