We gather here on an important day – 31 July –Pan African Women Day, to officially launch the South African Women’s Month.
It is my distinct honour to address this house, on the policy debate on the budget of the Department of Arts and Culture.
We may all recall that memorable moment on 9 May 1994 when then President Nelson Mandela, speaking at his inauguration, pledged:
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.
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.
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.