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Government Opinion Pieces

23 Nov 2020

Dear Fellow South African,

It is nearly three decades since the United Nations first initiated the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It runs from 25...

16 Nov 2020

Dear Fellow South African,This week, we will be hosting the third South Africa Investment Conference. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will be held in a vastly...

9 Nov 2020

Dear Fellow South African, The jacaranda trees are in full bloom across the nation’s capital, heralding the start of summer. After a long and difficult winter, the beginning of a new season should...

6 Nov 2020

By NLSA Corporate Communication

The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) is a repository of documentary heritage in South Africa.  It is our mandate to preserve our documentary heritage...

2 Nov 2020

Dear Fellow South African, In three days’ time the matric class of 2020 will sit for the National Senior Certificate examinations. It is the culmination of twelve years of schooling and a...

26 Oct 2020

Dear Fellow South African,

Every day, in every part of the country, millions of our citizens use taxis, buses or trains to get to work, go to school, transport goods or go to centres where...

19 Oct 2020

Dear Fellow South African, The launch of the Presidential Employment Stimulus last week marks a fundamental shift in our approach to tackling unemployment. We are undertaking a far-reaching and...

12 Oct 2020

Dear Fellow South African, Just over a week ago, Brendin Horner, a young farm manager in the Free State, was murdered in an appalling act of cruelty. His killing should anger and upset every one...

5 Oct 2020

Dear Fellow South African, Last week the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DLRD) announced that members of the public will be able to apply to lease 700 000 hectares of...

28 Sep 2020

Dear Fellow South African, Every South African knows how important electricity is in our lives. When it is available no one thinks about it. But when we have load shedding everything just goes...

21 Sep 2020

Dear Fellow South African, The United Nations will this week begin the 75th session of its General Assembly, where the nations of the world gather to seek collective solutions to global challenges...

14 Sep 2020

Dear Fellow South African, In many countries around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has required the limitation of many civil liberties and put social cohesion to the test. But countries with...

7 Sep 2020

Dear Fellow South African, A year ago, almost to the day, thousands of women, men and children marched to Parliament to protest against a spate of rapes and killings of women and girls. At the...

31 Aug 2020

Dear Fellow South African, There are few callings more important for a person than the call to public service. It is an opportunity to improve people’s lives and change society for the better. It...

24 Aug 2020

Dear Fellow South African, The coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the social, economic, business and industrial landscape of our country and countries around the world. As we work...

21 Aug 2020

By Phumla Williams

As South Africa celebrates women’s month we also remember the many formidable women across our continent. Every day these women, like many in our country, strive to...

17 Aug 2020

Dear Fellow South African, At midnight tonight, our country will move to alert level 2 in our response to the coronavirus pandemic. This will come as a relief to all South Africans who have had to...

16 Aug 2020

By Phumla Williams

The unique challenges posed by COVID-19 has called on humanity to remain apart through social distancing.  This has caused untold anguish as people have been...

10 Aug 2020

Dear Fellow South African,

Yesterday, the country celebrated Women’s Day. This occasion marks the anniversary of the day in  1956 when 20,000 women marched to  the Union Buildings – a...

3 Aug 2020

Dear Fellow South African, Corruption during a national disaster is a particularly heinous type of crime, and perpetrators are going to be dealt with decisively and harshly. It is difficult to...

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