Government Opinion Pieces

26 Nov 2014

By Minister Jeff Radebe

The return of the remains of 74 of our patriots who died tragically in Nigeria should signal the end of a harrowing ordeal and the beginning of a healing process...

23 Nov 2014

By Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

The festive season is almost upon us again. We feel free; excited because it’s a perfect season for relaxation and spending quality time with loved ones....

19 Nov 2014

By Minister Nhlanhla Nene

We presented the medium term budget policy statement (MTBPS) last month in a difficult economic environment. Our growth performance has decelerated significantly...

19 Nov 2014

By Minister Gugile  Nkwinti

There are winds of change sweeping across the length and breadth of rural South Africa that are transforming these outlying areas into hives of economic...

13 Nov 2014

By Minister Jeff Radebe

On September 12 the lives of countless South Africans were forever transformed when a multi-storey guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos,...

12 Nov 2014

By Minister Bathabile Dlamini

Every day we go about our lives with the expectation that we should be treated fairly. Whether we are at work, at an institution of learning or in the...

11 Nov 2014

By Minister Lindiwe Zulu

It must trouble our collective conscience that 20 years since our freedom, the participation of black people in the economy still leaves much to be desired....

5 Nov 2014

By Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson

Cabinet in August 2014 approved the integrated strategic interventions for the management of rhinoceros in South Africa.

This integrated...

4 Nov 2014

By Minister Jeff Radebe

Every war has a defining moment that changes the course of the fight. The global battle against HIV/AIDS reached a turning point in 2000 at the 13th Conference in...

30 Oct 2014

By Minister Nathi Nhleko

Words cannot describe the anger and pain I felt when I heard about the death of Senzo Meyiwa. His death at the hands of callous murderers has robbed his family of...

22 Oct 2014
The government and entire country stand behind behind this year's matric canditidates

Next Monday the entire country will hold its collective breath as the Class of 2014 starts writing the 2014...

21 Oct 2014

It is an exciting time for South Africa following the Operation Phakisa open day on the ocean economy. Operation Phakisa (Sotho phrase for “hurry up”) is modelled on the success of the Malaysian...

15 Oct 2014

Everyone would agree that a steady supply of energy is one of the inputs we need to achieve higher growth, drive job creation, reduce poverty and meet our social challenges.

Our energy...

14 Oct 2014

Those with long memories may remember that there was little or no justice under apartheid and that the separation of powers between the legislature, executive and judiciary was non-existent....

14 Oct 2014

Those with long memories may remember that there was little or no justice under apartheid and that the separation of powers between the legislature, executive and judiciary was non-existent....

9 Oct 2014

Most people have an opinion on service delivery because it affects everyone. As with most things, people only tend to speak or think about it only when there are challenges. The water shortages...

9 Oct 2014

Most people have an opinion on service delivery because it affects everyone. As with most things, people only tend to speak or think about it only when there are challenges. The water shortages...

8 Oct 2014

Providing effective public transport systems is one of the most important interventions a government can make to support economic and social activities in a country. A good public transport...

8 Oct 2014

Providing effective public transport systems is one of the most important interventions a government can make to support economic and social activities in a country. A good public transport...

2 Oct 2014

Water is our lifeblood; it is essential to our survival.  The vital importance of water was made clear by the water supply challenges in Gauteng over the past two weeks.

The disruptions...

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