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Government Opinion Pieces

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...

14 Jun 2021

Dear Fellow South African, In two days’ time we commemorate the fateful events of June 16th 1976, when brave young men and women in Soweto and other parts of the country rose up against the...

7 Jun 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Later this week, I will be travelling to the United Kingdom to attend the G7 Leaders Summit. We have been invited as a guest country together with South Korea, Australia...

31 May 2021

Dear Fellow South African

Today is the anniversary of an event in our history that most South Africans would rather not remember. Sixty years ago, on 31 May 1961, apartheid South Africa...

24 May 2021

Dear Fellow South African

Last week media around the world carried heart-rending images of a young boy adrift off the coast of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. He was clinging to a makeshift...

17 May 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Our experience with the democratic transition is a lesson about the power of empathy, negotiation and compromise. The escalating situation in Israel and Palestine...

10 May 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Twenty years ago, South Africa was the site of victory in a lawsuit that pitted public good against private profit.  At the time, we were in the grip of the HIV/Aids...

3 May 2021

Dear Fellow South African, We live in a country where not just journalists but any member of the public is able to freely articulate their views, their opinions and indeed their dissatisfaction...

26 Apr 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Last week I joined more than 40 world leaders at a climate summit convened by US President Joe Biden to discuss the global climate change effort in the run-up to the...

19 Apr 2021

Dear Fellow South African, Last week, I visited the Port of Durban to see for myself the work being done to make the port more efficient and competitive. After a briefing with the senior...

12 Apr 2021

Dear Fellow South African, I have often said that our economic recovery plan is not about a return to what was, but about transformation to what is next. We have to both recover the ground that we...

29 Mar 2021

Dear Fellow South African,  Over the course of the next few days and weeks, many South Africans of faith will join others across the world in important religious observances. Members of the...

22 Mar 2021

Dear Fellow South African, For more than a week now, South Africans have had to endure the disruption and inconvenience of intermittent load shedding, as the country’s power stations have not been...

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