Speeches

25 Aug 2015
It is a great honour and a privilege for me to stand here in front of some of the most distinguished contributors to the South African arts, culture and heritage landscape. It is not every day that we find ourselves in company of such a cross-section of legends who have contributed immensely to the nation’s cultural heritage.
16 Aug 2015
On behalf of the South African Government and IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all international and local delegates gathered here today in this vibrant yet rainy city of Cape Town, affectionately called the Mother City.
14 Aug 2015
I would like to extend our warmest welcome and a word of appreciation to all our visitors, Ministers, Country Representatives, IFLA and delegates for heeding the clarion call for this meeting of African Ministers under the auspices of IFLA 2015 here in Cape Town.
14 Aug 2015

Programme Director, Dr Buhle Mbambo-Thata
Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers from the African continent
IFLA Secretary-General, Ms Jennefer Nicholson

21 Jul 2015

We are gathered this evening at the foremost institution to celebrate the telling of the story of our development as a people and a country.

10 Jun 2015

We gather on this occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter beholden to those men and women who came together on the 26th of June 1955 at the ‘Congress of the People’ in Kliptown to craft a vision for a free and fair South Africa.

03 Jun 2015

The creative economy is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy, not just in terms of income generation but also for job creation and export earnings.

01 Jun 2015

We have met here today to launch 2015 Youth Month, another significant month in the history of our country. I am particularly excited to be part of this occasion and to witness the celebration of our cultural heritage, reaffirming that as a nation we are united in our diversity.

26 May 2015

We gather here this morning to highlight and celebrate the intuitive link between business and the arts. The arts are a serious business.

25 May 2015

We gather here this morning to observe and celebrate Africa Day. We gather here within the richest square mile of the South African economy.

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