Government Opinion Pieces

7 Apr 2016
By Dipuo Peters The drop in the number of road crashes and fatalities over the Easter weekend is encouraging. It is the step in the right direction and a testament to the fact that working...
1 Apr 2016

Minister Faith Muthambi

For centuries, family units, communities and individuals have been united by the power of prayer and a sense of higher purpose. This sense of unity and striving...

16 Mar 2016

By Harold Maloka

The introduction of television in our country in 1976 played a central role in bringing families together and most importantly building communities. Apartheid...

10 Mar 2016

By Minister Nathi Mthethwa

The first two months of the year have seen racism rear its ugly head, particularly on social media and our universities. These incidents are not only a...

8 Mar 2016

By Minister Rob Davies

When colourful fabrics such as silks, satins and velvet are strewn across a factory floor it can be a sight to behold. It is a view relished by South Africa’s 90...

4 Mar 2016

By Harold Maloka

Many South Africans would be forgiven for thinking that all is doom and gloom in the country and that the government is not making any progress on its mandate in...

2 Mar 2016

By Minister Rob Davies

The New Year might just have started but 2016 already feels a lot like last year. The world continues to grapple with slowing economic growth. The slowdown in...

1 Mar 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

Since the start of democracy we have always placed a strong emphasis on the prudent management of our economy. Even today this continues to form the...

11 Feb 2016

By Minister Jeff Radebe

An exciting and key event on the Parliamentary calendar will take place tonight. President Jacob Zuma will share with the nation the government programme...

4 Feb 2016

By Minister Dipuo Peters

A key proposal in the National Development Plan is to improve the country’s economic infrastructure such as roads and rail transport to boost growth and create...

10 Dec 2015

By Minister Rob Davies

That South Africa has become an investment destination of choice to the world’s biggest companies not by mere chance. We have consistently remained on the radar of...

9 Dec 2015
By Minister Edna Molewa

Our oceans are often associated with fun and relaxation, particularly at this time of the year when many South Africans head down to the coast for the summer...

8 Dec 2015

By Director-General Mathanzima Mweli

This year over 800 000 candidates wrote the National Senior Certificate exams. The finals began on October 26 and ended in the last week of November...

8 Dec 2015

By Minister Naledi Pandor

I have convened, for today and tomorrow, in Pretoria, the first “Science Forum South Africa” (SFSA)

It is designed as a “public science” event open to all...

17 Nov 2015

By Deputy Minister Ayanda Dlodlo

There have been several significant developments in relation to sustainable development and development co-operation at a multilateral level this...

13 Nov 2015

By Minister Faith Muthambi

Any form of violence against women and children is not part of our nation-building. South Africa’s nation-building seek to promote a non-sexist, non-racial,...

12 Nov 2015

By President Jacob Zuma

The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Paris from the end of the month to mid-...

4 Nov 2015

By Minister Blade Nzimande

It was renowned philosopher Franz Fanon who famously said that “each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it”....

4 Nov 2015

By Minister Faith Muthambi

We all enjoy a success story. Every time a child from an underprivileged family becomes the first in the family to attend university and end up becoming globally...

29 Oct 2015

By Minister Dipuo Peters

Transport is an important catalyst for social and economic development and plays a crucial role in the economy and job creation.

However, we must further...

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