Speeches

30 Jul 2015

It is indeed a great honour and privilege for me to stand here before you today, as we launch the programme of Women’s Month. It is quite significant that this occasion is held here, at the Union Buildings, which remains a site of historic relevance in women’s struggle. We are retracing the footsteps of the 20 000 women, who came from different corners of South Africa to petition against the pass laws on 9 August 1956.

30 Jul 2015

We converge here a day before the African Union (AU) Pan African Women’s Day which is celebrated annually on the 31st of July. We are encouraged by this AU decision because it recognises one of the oldest women’s formations in Africa, The Pan African Women’s Organisation (PAWO) formed in 1962.

30 Jul 2015

It is indeed a great honour and privilege for me to stand here before you today, as we launch the programme of Women’s Month. It is quite significant that this occasion is held here, at the Union Buildings, which remains a site of historic relevance in women’s struggle. We are retracing the footsteps of the 20 000 women, who came from different corners of South Africa to petition against the pass laws on 9 August 1956.

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.

01 Jul 2015

“Artists reach areas far beyond the reach of politicians. Art, especially entertainment and music, is understood by everybody, and it lifts the spirits and the morale of those who hear it.”

01 Jul 2015

“Artists reach areas far beyond the reach of politicians. Art, especially entertainment and music, is understood by everybody, and it lifts the spirits and the morale of those who hear it.”

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.

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