Government Opinion Pieces

12 Dec 2016

By Deputy Director-General Monale Ratsoma

As we approach the end of 2016, SA has a lot to build on in the pursuit of faster and more inclusive economic growth in 2017.

At the...

12 Dec 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

Corruption is often spoken about in social circles. Most people have an opinion about it and seem to agree that it is on the rise. Anyone reading the previous...

8 Dec 2016

By Sputnik Ratau

The debilitating drought which has struck our country has been a hard lesson on many fronts, including that water is finite resource and that we do not have the luxury of...

8 Dec 2016

By Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

The death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro was felt deeply by many Africans, as the late leader contributed both militarily and diplomatically to...

8 Dec 2016

By Minister Naledi Pandor

Topics from this Square Kilometre Array radio telescope project, to the science of peace will be discussed at the two-day Science Forum at the CSIR in...

6 Dec 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

Chief Albert Luthuli, lionised as a visionary leader, dedicated his life to the liberation struggle, to free both the oppressed black majority and their...

6 Dec 2016

By Minister Nomvula Mokonyane

THE metros are making inroads in turning the tide against the challenge of water shortages, which could potentially have become a full-blown crisis.

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6 Dec 2016

By MEC Panyaza Lesufi

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10,” says Bill Gates.

We often...

6 Dec 2016

By Statistician-General Pali Lehohla

IN OCTOBER last year, Statistics SA conducted a large-scale citizen satisfaction survey in KwaZulu-Natal, the design of which was reported extensively...

24 Nov 2016

By Minister Susan Shabangu

Communities must work to protect the vulnerable and recognise signs of abuse

Last month the battered and bruised body of three year old Poppie van der...

16 Sep 2016

By Minister Des van Rooyen

Now that various councils across the country have been constituted and mayors have selected their executive teams, the focus will now shift to the delivery of...

8 Sep 2016

By Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi

Elected representatives should serve the people and move the country forward by strengthening Ward Committees.

Amilcar Cabral, one...

8 Sep 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

With the excitement of the local government elections having come and gone, the thoughts of South Africans now inevitably turn to governance in municipalities...

25 Aug 2016

By Minister Faith Muthambi

At some stage almost everybody would have read or seen something in the mainstream media which was at odds with their own life experience. This is...

25 Aug 2016

By Minister Des van Rooyen

Now that the voters across the country have spoken and the fourth democratic local government is beginning its five year term of office, I urge all South Africans...

23 Aug 2016

By Minister Susan Shabangu

The time for women to take their rightful place in all sectors of society, especially the economy, is now. Their active participation and empowerment will help...

12 Aug 2016

By Minister Des Van Rooyen

The successful local government elections held on August 3 build on the solid foundation laid by local government in the past 15 years. In this time...

8 Aug 2016

By Spokesperson Makenosi Maroo

No less than 20 000 women took it upon themselves to march to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to deliver a memorandum protesting against pass laws...

1 Aug 2016

Minister Faith Muthambi

This month the world came together in celebration of the life and legacy of former President Nelson Mandela, who profoundly changed our country and the world for...

1 Aug 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

Across the world governments and nations are grappling with the question of how to grow their economies and create jobs. In South Africa, we are the first to...

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