Minister Speeches 2014 - 2010

19 Aug 2014

Today marks the culmination of a journey that began 50 years ago when Nat Nakasa left his motherland on an exit permit leaving him to be a stateless person. He later described himself as a “Native of Nowhere”.

16 Aug 2014

In his award winning speech titled “The Regeneration of Africa,” as the young African visionary and intellectual, Pixley ka Isaka Seme - who was a student at Colombia university, not too far from here boldly asserted, “I am an African”.

31 Jul 2014

We gather here on an important day – 31 July –Pan African Women Day, to officially launch the South African Women’s Month.

24 Jul 2014

It is my distinct honour to address this house, on the policy debate on the budget of the Department of Arts and Culture.

17 Jul 2014

We may all recall that memorable moment on 9 May 1994 when then President Nelson Mandela, speaking at his inauguration, pledged:

02 Jul 2014
In this special year the Festival offers approximately 3,000 performances in 50 venues all over Grahamstown. That is something worth celebrating.
02 Jul 2014
I am pleased to report that on its 40th anniversary this Festival remains the nucleus of promoting nation building and social cohesion. Significantly, this Festival takes place as part of the 20 Years of Freedom celebrations!
02 Jul 2014
It is a great pleasure to be here this morning, to inform you about our plans for the reburial of the remains of Nat Nakasa. You would be aware that over the past few weeks, a lot has been said and written about our efforts to return the remains of this journalistic and literary icon to his ancestral home.
27 Jun 2014

This is a big day for Mossel Bay, for the Western Cape, especially the community of KwaNonqaba. It is an honour for me to be here with you today and to be part of the opening of the new Kwanonqaba Library in Mossel Bay.

20 Jun 2014
It gives me a great pleasure to stand here this evening, to perform two very important and exciting tasks. The first is to inform you about the progress that has been made in our efforts to rebury Nat Nakasa on home soil.