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Government Opinion Pieces

18 Oct 2021

Dear Fellow South African,

The launch of the second phase of the Presidential Employment Stimulus this past week represents great progress in our quest to create job opportunities for...

11 Oct 2021

Dear Fellow South African,

It is no exaggeration to say that the world is facing a climate crisis of unprecedented proportions.

The latest report from the world’s leading climate...

4 Oct 2021

Dear Fellow South African,

If we are to achieve meaningful equality between men and women, which is one of the principal aims of our Constitution, we need to ensure the full and equal...

27 Sep 2021

Dear Fellow South African, The revelation in Parliament that thousands of public servants have been illegally receiving social grants every month shows we still have a long way to go towards...

20 Sep 2021

Dear Fellow South African, We have just finished the final voter registration weekend ahead of the local government elections on 1 November. As I met with residents in parts of Gauteng and...

13 Sep 2021

Dear Fellow South African, A year before the first democratic elections, President Nelson Mandela wrote an article in Foreign Policy magazine on the new South Africa’s future foreign policy. ...

6 Sep 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Over the course of time, public servants in our country have come to be in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. We have become too used to stories of civil servants...

30 Aug 2021

Dear Fellow South African,

Over the course of the three years since the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture started its work, we have heard of the lengths to which the perpetrators of...

26 Aug 2021

By Phumla Williams

While the vaccination rollout target is far from being where it is envisaged, the government remains steadfast in forging ahead with its communication initiatives to...

23 Aug 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Today, I want to speak to the young people of South Africa. Young people are turning out in impressive numbers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This fills me with great...

16 Aug 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Last week marked the end of the scheduled hearings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, more than 1,000 days after the first witness testimony was...

10 Aug 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Today we observe Women’s Day. In reflecting on the historic march of nearly 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in 1956 we recall that as much as it was a protest...

4 Aug 2021

Were Nelson Mandela alive today, having been born into a life of struggle that was given momentum by global solidarity, he would most certainly urge us as humanity to rise together in solidarity...

2 Aug 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Last week, I had a chance to meet some of the heroes on the frontline of our fight against COVID-19 when I visited two vaccination sites in Tembisa and Midrand. These...

26 Jul 2021

Dear Fellow South African, While the violence and destruction that engulfed parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng two weeks ago caused much damage to property and livelihoods, it also had a huge...

19 Jul 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Yesterday, we joined with people across the world in marking Nelson Mandela Day through acts of service and generosity. But this Nelson Mandela Day was different to...

12 Jul 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Starting and building a business is a lot like raising a family. It takes time, patience, constant support, and consistent nurturing from infancy to maturity. For many...

5 Jul 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic early last year, we have been waging a struggle on many fronts. We have been working to save lives, restore human health and...

28 Jun 2021

Dear Fellow South African, For some years now, South Africa’s state-owned enterprises have mostly been associated in the public eye with state capture, financial mismanagement and inefficiency. In...

21 Jun 2021

Dear Fellow South African, We are now in the midst of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may be tired of this persistent enemy, but it is not yet tired of us. The threat to health...

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