Government Opinion Pieces

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...

20 Jul 2016

By Minister Naledi Pandor

As we prepare to host the 21st International Aids Conference (Aids 2016) in Durban later this month, South Africa has made progress in implementing and funding...

20 Jul 2016

By Yogan Pillay

At the XIII International Aids Conference, July 2000, held in Durban, South Africa, Nelson Mandela commented on the devastating impact HIV/AIDS was having on families,...

19 Jul 2016

By Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

During the course of the past week, more than 18,000 scientists, activists, policy makers and health practitioners from around the world have gathered in...

14 Jul 2016

By Minister Faith Muthambi

For many South Africans living with HIV and AIDS, the country’s free antiretroviral  programme is a second chance. These proud South Africans live healthy lives...

13 Jul 2016

By Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

Sixteen years ago an 11-year-old South African boy, tiny for his age, stood alone on a huge stage. He had a microphone in his hand and a smile on his...

11 Jul 2016

By Minister Des Van Rooyen

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) continues to be efficient and effective in its work of collecting revenue in the country, and for the year ending...

5 Jul 2016

By Acting Cabinet Spokesperson Donald Liphoko

The article by Sandile Ngidi on titled “SA’s failure to communicate” (Sunday Independent, July 3) is disconcerting and seeks to disempower...

30 Jun 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

There have been a number of violent protests in various parts of the country recently. The reasons for the protests vary, but inevitably the legitimacy of protests...

30 Jun 2016

By Minister Faith Muthambi

The transformation of the country’s R124 billion revenue marketing, advertising and media sector is imperative, given the strong influence it has on the...

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