Government Opinion Pieces

26 Feb 2015

By Buti Manamela

We have entered the most exciting phase of the youth development policy process: engaging with the people whom it matters the most for—young people.

We believe young...

24 Feb 2015

By Minister Jeff Radebe

It’s all too easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of perceptions and to lose sight of the true state of play. It’s human nature to be consumed by the...

24 Feb 2015

By Jeff Radebe

This year’s State of the Nation Address will go down in history as one of the most highly anticipated. The anticipation reminded me of the events that took place 25 years...

17 Feb 2015

By Lynne Brown

One would be hard pressed to find a South African who does not have an opinion on the current power challenges. Our democracy provides space for all to make their voices...

10 Feb 2015

By Jeff Radebe

Most people are aware of the annual State of the Nation Address (SoNA). Some associate with the pomp and ceremony that goes hand-in-hand with the opening of Parliament. For...

10 Feb 2015

By Jeff Radebe

It has been more than four months since the lives of 81 South Africans were lost when a multi-storey guesthouse belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed...

9 Feb 2015

By Jeff Radebe

Once year South Africans have an appointment with the President of Republic at which he personally provides a progress report on government programmes as well as detail...

4 Feb 2015

By Lynne Brown

When South Africans stand together, we are able overcome the odds. It is a characteristic that has long defined us as a nation. We demonstrated this tenacity when we...

3 Feb 2015

By Jeff Radebe

Next week, the President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma will deliver the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to the joint sitting of the...

29 Jan 2015

By Nhlahla Nene

For one week of the year, Davos becomes the centre of what is increasingly a complex world.  Corporate, political and thought leaders as well as representatives of civil...

28 Jan 2015

By Enver Surty

Former President Nelson Mandela once observed that “education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world”. He valued education and...

27 Jan 2015

By Jeff Radebe

Let us make 2015 the year of unity and cooperation amongst all South Africans, as we continue to transform our beautiful country into the prosperous one described in the...

22 Jan 2015

By Jeff Radebe

South Africa Inc is open for business and it offers investors an array of lucrative investment opportunities. This week we will share these opportunities with the world at...

30 Dec 2014

By Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

This year has been a significant period for South Africa’s foreign policy. Our government used the occasion of the celebration of 20 years of our democracy to...

17 Dec 2014

By Jeff Radebe

The task of reconciling and uniting people who for many years lived as adversaries was always going to be a painful and difficult task. Reconciliation affects every...

17 Dec 2014

By Jeff Radebe

Philosopher Edmund Burke famously said “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”. This too is also true for the scourge of corruption. If...

11 Dec 2014

By Jeff Radebe

It took many by surprise when China became Africa's largest trading partner in 2009, surpassing the United States.

Since then, China’s growing presence in Africa has...

10 Dec 2014

By Minister Jeff Radebe

South Africa and the world last week marked the first anniversary of the death of an icon, former President Nelson Mandela. In South Africa the commemoration was...

3 Dec 2014

By Minister Jeff Radebe

One of Africa’s leading economies and the world’s largest developing country are on track to forge even stronger trade and investment ties that will define the...

2 Dec 2014

By Minister Jeff Radebe

Every great social movement of our time began with the fight for an ideal. The anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and abroad was fueled by a profound need to...

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