Government Opinion Pieces

21 Jun 2016

By Minister Des Van Rooyen

The violent protests in certain parts of our country has become a worrying trend as it infringes on the democratic rights of other South Africans. The...

20 Jun 2016

By Minister Des Van Rooyen

Anyone who has ever stood in a voting booth and made a mark for the party or candidate of their choice knows the satisfaction of being involved in the democratic...

20 Jun 2016

By Minister Nathi Mthethwa

In his historical novel To Every Birth its Blood, that examines the turbulent period of the late 1970s, Mongane Wally Serote, captures the spirit of the times...

20 Jun 2016

By Deputy Minister Buti Manamela

It was renowned philosopher and revolutionary Frantz Fanon who famously said: “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its...

15 Jun 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

It is often said that change is not an event but a process. However, the youth of 1976 proved that one event can change the course of history. The young people...

15 Jun 2016

By Minister Michael Masutha

A cursory look into our history tells us about the power of young people to drive change and become instrumental in the shaping of a nation’s destiny.

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7 Jun 2016

Minister Edna Molewa

In the past few months, South Africans in their numbers have begun to follow the discussions about our economy. The visits of international rating agencies and their...

3 Jun 2016

By Minister Bathabile Dlamini

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan once spoke about the importance of creating safe environments for children, saying: "There is no trust more sacred...

2 Jun 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

South Africa has proven itself to be a investment destination which consistently attracts some of the world’s top businesses to its shores. Recently a number of high...

2 Jun 2016

By Minister Rob Davies

Hardly a day goes by without South Africans being bombarded by stories dealing with the difficult economic situation. Recently with the petrol price increases, which...

26 May 2016

By Minister Nathi Mthethwa

As we commemorate through a month-long programme that historic day in Addis Ababa when Africa leaders gathered to establish the Organisation of African Unity (...

22 May 2016

By Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

The small town of Alice in the Eastern Cape is set to come alive this month as the University of Fort Hare celebrates its centenary. The...

11 May 2016

By Acting Cabinet Spokesperson Donald Liphoko

Every new factory that opens its doors in the country is a reason for celebration. It means more jobs and a greater demand for support services...

9 May 2016

By Deputy Minister Adries Nel

The National Development Plan says employment is the best form of social protection. But in SA and many parts of the developing world, we are faced...

6 May 2016

By Director–General Cassius Lubisi

Every year South Africa pays homage to its heroes and heroines who have played a part in making South Africa great. These selfless individuals have helped...

3 May 2016

By Director–General Cassius Lubisi

When President Jacob Zuma read out the list of recipients for the 2016 National Orders, names were transformed into human stories of heroism and untold...

2 May 2016

By Harold Maloka

In the townships, functions are incomplete without three-legged pots, tent and chairs, meat, veggies and of course scones. These scones are traditionally baked by a group...

21 Apr 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

This year marks a milestone for one of Africa’s most illustrious institutions, which over its 100 year history helped shape the minds of some of the continent’s...

14 Apr 2016

By Phumla Williams

Within the context of the prevailing global economic slowdown it is easy to get sucked into despair. While the global economic outlook remains cloudy, conditions in...

7 Apr 2016
By Zach Modise The September 2015 report of the International Centre for Prison Studies on women incarceration trends in the world says, over the past 15 years, female inmate populations increased...

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