Let me first express my gratitude to you for having taken your time to attend this meeting which is the first of its nature. This is indeed the first time the African Ministers are meeting to discuss among themselves issues of common interest during the World Heritage Committee Session.
I want to extend my warmest greetings to all of you present, it gives me great joy to appear before parliament to present my budget vote and also to interact with you the representatives of our people.
I extend a word of welcome to all of you present here. I welcome you to the land of President Nelson Mandela and Ma Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu who had they lived, would have celebrated their 100th birthday this year.
Deputy President, Hon. DD Mabuza.
Social Cohesion Advocates.
Members of Media
It is once again a great honour and privilege that I too add my voice on this day on the commemoration to mark Human Rights Day.
I am humbled and honoured to join the community of Sedibeng to mark our country’s Human Rights Day. In the past,we commemorated this day as Sharpeville Day.
I extend my warmest greetings to all of you present. Today marks an important day in the life of our country. In this small corner of Ward eight (8), Kwa-Mthethwa we have gathered to officially handover a library to this community.
I extend my warmest greetings to all of you present. We have gathered here to advance the cause for peace, social progress and economic justice for all our people. A task that we should not take light. For us to be where we are, others laid down their lives.
We have gathered here this morning to deal with a matter of national significance, that is a memory of a nation. A nation, which does not know and honour its past, is like a tree without roots.
It is a great honour and privilege to deliver this State of the Nation Address. This Address should have been delivered last week, but was delayed so that we could properly manage issues of political transition. I wish to thank Honourable Members and the people of South Africa for their patience and forbearance.
We meet here today on what is a highly anticipated occasion as we launch the Art Bank by opening an exhibition of artworks that will form part of the curated art collection, of the Art Bank.