Government Opinion Pieces

14 Jul 2015

By Minister Faith Muthambi

It was our icon, the late former President Nelson Mandela, who made the profound statement: “The time has come to accept in our hearts and minds that with...

14 Jul 2015

By Sputnik Ratau

Water is critical for the country’s socio-economic development. So when a drought occurs, it impacts on all levels of society, from food production to the provision of...

8 Jul 2015

By Minister Edna Molewa

Sixty-one years ago, the Freedom Charter was adopted and signed by delegates to the Congress of the People in Kliptown. The vision of these pioneers of our...

7 Jul 2015

By Minister Jeff Radebe

Nelson Mandela holds a special place in the heart of every South African and this month we have an opportunity to express our adoration for our late icon through...

30 Jun 2015

By Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

At the beginning of this year, President Jacob Zuma boldly declared 2015 as the Year of the Freedom Charter and Unity in Action. He called on all...

30 Jun 2015

By Harold Maloka

President Jacob Zuma was encouraged by the response of students he met at TUT (Tshwane University of Technology). He said it was indicative of the message that education as...

25 Jun 2015

By MEC Ismail Vadi

There is an old Chinese saying: “When you want to make the lives of the community better, then build a road”. Building of roads and public transport infrastructure...

17 Jun 2015

By Minister Jeff Radebe

June in South Africa generally signifies the start of winter; with the last vestiges of summer all but gone we settle in for months of bracing cold and...

17 Jun 2015

By Deputy Minister Buti Manamela

Being a young person in 2015 in South Africa is very different than in 1976. Our youth enjoy human rights, have access to quality free schooling, are free...

11 Jun 2015

By Phumla Williams

Over the past few weeks communities all over South Africa have been made safer because of the work of various law enforcement agencies, including the army and the police...

9 Jun 2015

By MEC Ismail Vadi

A critical goal of the National Development Plan is to improve the country’s infrastructure, such as roads and public transport, to boost economic growth and to drive...

3 Jun 2015

By Acting Cabinet Spokesperson Phumla Williams

If South Africa is not part of your long-term investment strategy your business runs the risk of being left behind. The country is open for...

2 Jun 2015

By Minister Nomvula Mokonyane

Since time immemorial humankind has had a special relationship with water. Its life-giving essence has been the foundation for all development. Great...

2 Jun 2015

By Minister Bathabile Dlamini

Raising a child is one of the most important jobs. This role demands physical care, provision of safety and most importantly, unconditional love. It is often...
31 May 2015

By Minister Lindiwe Zulu

Since the beginning of time every generation has been given the opportunity to carve its legacy into the annals of time.  South Africa is home to the inspiring...

28 May 2015

By Deputy Minister Thembisile Majola

It is a daily routine for millions of motorists. You pull in to your local fuel station, top up your tank and get back onto the road within a blink of...

27 May 2015

Our country needs a water and sanitation revolution. In the debate on the Department of Water and Sanitation’s budget in Parliament last Thursday, Minister Nomvula Mokanyane called for urgent...

26 May 2015

By Acting CEO for Brand SA Alice Pouane

Just over 12 years ago African leaders gathered in Durban for the first-ever African Union (AU) Summit. At that auspicious event African leaders...

20 May 2015

Minister Jeff Radebe

Since 1994 South Africa has advocated for a vibrant and sustainable Africa, characterised by greater unity and solidarity between all nations. 

This has...

19 May 2015

By Minister Lindiwe Sisulu

When asked for their opinion on Africa Day, some might speak glowingly of the African leaders who stood up to colonial and white minority rule.  Others may well...

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