Minister Speeches

31 Jul 2014

We gather here on an important day – 31 July –Pan African Women Day, to officially launch the South African Women’s Month.

24 Jul 2014

It is my distinct honour to address this house, on the policy debate on the budget of the Department of Arts and Culture.

17 Jul 2014

We may all recall that memorable moment on 9 May 1994 when then President Nelson Mandela, speaking at his inauguration, pledged:

02 Jul 2014
In this special year the Festival offers approximately 3,000 performances in 50 venues all over Grahamstown. That is something worth celebrating.
02 Jul 2014
I am pleased to report that on its 40th anniversary this Festival remains the nucleus of promoting nation building and social cohesion. Significantly, this Festival takes place as part of the 20 Years of Freedom celebrations!
02 Jul 2014
It is a great pleasure to be here this morning, to inform you about our plans for the reburial of the remains of Nat Nakasa. You would be aware that over the past few weeks, a lot has been said and written about our efforts to return the remains of this journalistic and literary icon to his ancestral home.
27 Jun 2014

This is a big day for Mossel Bay, for the Western Cape, especially the community of KwaNonqaba. It is an honour for me to be here with you today and to be part of the opening of the new Kwanonqaba Library in Mossel Bay.

20 Jun 2014
It gives me a great pleasure to stand here this evening, to perform two very important and exciting tasks. The first is to inform you about the progress that has been made in our efforts to rebury Nat Nakasa on home soil.
25 Apr 2014

As the Department of Arts and Culture, we are proud to be a partner in this important initiative that seeks to honour the champions of transformation both in government and in the private sector.

04 Apr 2014

We are gathered here today to sign shareholder’s compacts for the financial year 2014/15 between the Department of Arts and Culture and our institutions.