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Government Opinion Pieces

27 Jun 2022
A momentous week that promises new beginnings

Dear Fellow South African,

For most people in our country, last week was much like any other. As most of us went about our daily lives, we may...

20 Jun 2022
BRICS partnership has great value for South Africa

Dear Fellow South African

Later this week, I will join the leaders of China, Brazil, Russia and India at the 14th BRICS Leaders’ Summit,...

13 Jun 2022
Social Employment offers young people hope and opportunity

Dear Fellow South African

Later this week, we will commemorate Youth Day in honour of the bravery and sacrifices of the generation...

6 Jun 2022
Rising cost of living calls for a united response

Dear Fellow South African,Over the past few months, South African consumers have been hit by steep price increases that have dramatically affected...

30 May 2022
Black economic empowerment a must for growth

Dear Fellow South African,

Last week a landmark broad-based black economic empowerment transaction was concluded in the Eastern Cape that...

23 May 2022
Racism is still part of the daily South African experience

Dear Fellow South African,The country has, in recent days, been outraged at the sight of a white student at the University of...

16 May 2022

Rebuilding lives and livelihoods after the floodsDear Fellow South African,It has been just over a month since heavy flooding wreaked havoc across parts of KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and...

9 May 2022

Operation Vulindlela is opening the path to growth

Dear Fellow South African,

The South African economy, like any other economy, cannot function, let alone grow, without efficient...

3 May 2022
The workers have spoken and we must listen

Dear Fellow South African,

Two days ago, South Africa’s workers joined millions across the globe in marking Workers Day, also known as May...

25 Apr 2022
There is light at the end of the Load Shedding tunnel

Dear Fellow South African, 

Last week much of the country experienced load shedding as breakdowns at several of Eskom’s power stations...

11 Apr 2022
Fight crime, not migrants

Dear Fellow South African,  

Twenty-five years ago, our new democratic Constitution came into effect. In adopting this Constitution, we affirmed our commitment to...

4 Apr 2022

Improved tax revenue supports recovery and growth

Dear Fellow South African, 

Last week, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced in its preliminary tax revenue collection...

4 Apr 2022

The 26 of March 2022 marked the two-year anniversary since I publicly announced that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), an entity of the Department of Employment and Labour, established the...

28 Mar 2022

Investment commitments reveal a diverse and transforming economy

Dear Fellow South African,

Last week we held our fourth South Africa Investment Conference as part of our...

22 Mar 2022

South Africa takes a massive digital leap forward

Dear Fellow South African,

Last week, government concluded the auction of high demand spectrum for mobile telecommunications. This...

14 Mar 2022

Special tribunal is showing that crime does not pay

Dear Fellow South African,

During the Presidential Imbizo in Mahikeng over the past weekend, several citizens raised concerns...

7 Mar 2022

Resolution of conflict in Ukraine must be durable and lasting Dear Fellow South African,In a world where far too many disputes between and within countries are settled through the barrel of a gun...

28 Feb 2022

Dear Fellow South African,

Last week, Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana presented a Budget that supports and reinforces the programme of action I announced in the State of the Nation...

22 Feb 2022

This year marks the 25th year of our constitution coming into effect, and there is no better way to celebrate than by bearing witness to the effective and deliberate affirmation of section 179 of...

14 Feb 2022

Job Creation needs both a developmental state and a vibrant private sector

Dear Fellow South African,As we work to grow our economy and create employment, there is much debate about the...