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Government Opinion Pieces

24 Jan 2022

Dear Fellow South African,Science and innovation vital for our economic recoveryAs the country strives to recover from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing science and innovation...

17 Jan 2022

Dear Fellow South African,As South Africa entered the new year, we were confronted by two profound events that reminded us, in different ways, of what brings us together as a people.On the first...

6 Dec 2021

Dear Fellow South African,As the country heads into a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, we are experiencing a rate of infections that we have not seen since the pandemic started. The Omicron...

29 Nov 2021

Dear Fellow South African, If a nation’s character can be judged by how it treats women and children, then we are falling desperately short.   A week before the launch of the annual 16 Days of...

22 Nov 2021

By Phumla Williams

THE socio-economic success of Africa depends on the commitment of African countries to invest significantly in the development of their infrastructure. South...

22 Nov 2021

Dear Fellow South African, If a nation’s character can be judged by how it treats women and children, then we are falling desperately short.   A week before the launch of the annual 16 Days of...

15 Nov 2021

Dear Fellow South African,

Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has tested our resolve as a nation and united us as a people, it has also illustrated once more that community-based and civil...

8 Nov 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Normally, this is the time of year when we bring together investors from across the country and around the world for the annual South Africa Investment Conference. We...

2 Nov 2021

Dear Fellow South African,

As South Africans went to the polls yesterday to elect our local government representatives, delegates from across the world were gathering in Glasgow, Scotland...

25 Oct 2021

Dear Fellow South African,

In exactly one week from today, South Africans will go to the polls to elect their local representatives.

These elections are an opportunity for people to...

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...

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