Barney Pityana, Vice Chancellor of UNISA,
Prof M S Makhanya, Chair of the Culture Sector for the South African National UNESCO Commission,
Stranger Kgamphe, the Secretary General of the South African National UNESCO Commission,
Colleagues from government,
Members of parliament,
Distinguished guests from the many organizations and bodies representing our diverse cultural sector,
Honourable MEC of Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape, Mr. Chris Stali,
Members of the Executive Council here present,
Head of the Department, Adv. Solomons,
Local Government Councillors,
Veterans of the Struggle,
CEOs of Cultural entities,
Leadership of the public sector,
Representatives of the business community
Ladies and gentlemen,
I can think of no better place to be tonight than being in the company of such energetic, vibrant and talented young people from different countries and such diverse cultures.I know that your camp started on Sunday 26 September but I think it is still appropriate, on behalf of our Government and the people of South Africa, to welcome all our guests & friends from Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Norway to our beautiful country.
The Honourable Mr Buddy Wentworth, Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Arts and Culture, of the Republic of Namibia and Mrs Wentworth,
Your Excellency, Mr Frans Engering, Ambassador of the Netherlands to South Africa,
ladies and gentlemen.
Thank you, Programme Director
Members of the Faculty
Ladies and Gentlemen
What we are performing today is an act of restitution. It is most appropriate that this ceremony takes place during the first week of Heritage Month, which this year we have dedicated to the celebration and recognition of the living heritage of the people of this country.
Thank You Vice Chancellor,
Members of the Faculty,
Your Honour, the Deputy Mayor,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
What we are performing today is an act of restitution. It is most appropriate that this ceremony takes place during the first week of heritage month, a heritage month which we have dedicated to the celebration and recognition of the Living Heritage of the People of this country.
We as South Africans mourn the sad passing away of Sipho Gumede. Our sincerest condolences to the family of Sipho Gumede and to the music fraternity. Sipho Gumede’s musical maturity closely followed the social and political genesis of South Africa’s development into a democracy.
Comrade Deputy President,
Ministers and Deputy Ministers
Honourable Members and Comrades,
Chairperson of Moshito Board, Mr Nick Motsatse
Members of the Board
International speakers: Jeremy Fabinyi, Jean-Francois Michel, Paul Barbaro,
Distinguished guests Judge Albie Sachs, Mr Rod Hooijer, Councilor Lumko Mtimde and all protocol observed
Managers and Directors from various institutions
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Good Evening! It is, indeed, a privilege and an honour for me to be invited to address this very prestigious occasion, the grand finale opening of the historic retrospective exhibition. I am informed that this exhibition showcases more than 120 art works produced during the period between 1962 and 1982 by students who were trained at the Evangelical Lutheran Church Art and Craft Centre at Rorke’s Drift. I have been able to view some of the impressive art works earlier and I will continue to do that later.