Minister Speeches 2014 - 2010
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”.
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”.
We gather here on an important day – 31 July –Pan African Women Day, to officially launch the South African Women’s Month.
It is my distinct honour to address this house, on the policy debate on the budget of the Department of Arts and Culture.
We may all recall that memorable moment on 9 May 1994 when then President Nelson Mandela, speaking at his inauguration, pledged:
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.