Speeches

01 Feb 2016

Accept my warm greetings on behalf of the South African government and the Department of Arts and Culture in the spirit of Ubuntu. Let me also add to the words of welcome to this session where we also welcome your anticipated and expected collective wisdom on the greatest challenges and historic mission of our generation.

21 Jan 2016

Let me welcome you to a new year. And every new year presents an opportunity for us to renew our commitments to our families, our communities, ourselves and our contribution to the country as a whole.

09 Dec 2015

We, the people of South Africa, united in our diversity, commemorate the month of December as Reconciliation Month. It is in this month that South Africans from all walks of life, black and white, men and women, young and old are encouraged to reach out to one another as we continue to work together to build a united and prosperous nation.

09 Dec 2015

We, the people of South Africa, united in our diversity, commemorate the month of December as Reconciliation Month. It is in this month that South Africans from all walks of life, black and white, men and women, young and old are encouraged to reach out to one another as we continue to work together to build a united and prosperous nation.

30 Nov 2015

Preamble of our Constitution states that: “We the people of South Africa; Recognise the injustices of our past; Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land; Respect those who have worked to develop our country; and Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.”

27 Apr 2015

On this day, 27 April 1994, we held our first democratic elections, signaling the end of racist apartheid rule. Today we remember that historic moment.

23 Apr 2015

We are gathered here today to congratulate talented young people from different provinces who have successfully completed their Film and TV production learnership.

22 Apr 2015

I am happy that you have joined us on what will mark a turning point in how we deal with the matter of colonial history and other cultural symbols in our country.

10 Apr 2015

A visionary leader and Africa’s own son, Oliver Reginald Tambo once said, “A nation that does not invest in its youth is not worth its future”.

09 Apr 2015

We meet here this evening as part of the initial stages of a month-long programme focusing on Africa for the month of May.

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