Government Opinion Pieces

14 Nov 2018

By Minister Jeff Radebe

When viewed in isolation, the results on unemployment in the country released by Statistics South Africa - of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the third quarter...

17 Oct 2018

By Pinky Kekana

Reporting on gender-based violence is often heart wrenching for reporters who are confronted with the harsh reality of a horrific crime. There is also the very delicate...

16 Oct 2018

By Pinky Kekana

There are many remarkable men and women upon whose shoulders our nation has been built. Their powerful contributions to our struggle for freedom charted the way for a...

2 Oct 2018

By Nomvula Mokonyane

An activist who became the world’s most famous prisoner; a prisoner who became a President and changed the world. This is the inspiring story of former...

30 Aug 2018

By Phumla Williams

Depending on which side you are on, the debate around the motion to explore the possibility of amending the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land...

14 Aug 2018

By Phumla Williams 

This year marks 62 years since courageous and selfless women stood firm in the face of apartheid tyranny. The women of 1956 bravely stood against patriarchy and...

14 Aug 2018

By Phumla Williams

At this time we remember this month 62 years ago, at the height of apartheid rule, when the powerful voices of some 20 000 women reverberated through the streets of...

10 Aug 2018

By Phumla Williams

Being a  black woman in apartheid South Africa was hard; every day was a constant struggle for...

20 Jun 2018

By Minister Senzeni Zokwana

The South African guidelines for healthy eating promote the daily consumption of fish due to its nutritional value, but how much fish are South African...

12 Jun 2018

By Pumla Williams

Every new house that is built or water, electricity or sewerage line connected in your area is a future job opportunity for a buddying young artisan. As our residential...

11 Jun 2018

By Phumla Williams

Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation. These are the guiding words of...

10 May 2018

By Minister Rob Davies

The new era of hope, inspired by the spirit of “Thuma Mina (or Send Me”) that was evoked by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his State of the Nation Address in...

8 Apr 2018

By Minister Ayanda Dlodlo

In a few days, we will lay to rest one of the most steadfast and committed freedom fighters of our time. The colossal influence of Winnie Mandela as an activist...

23 Feb 2018

By Deputy Minister Thandi Mahambehlala

The countdown to the South African Post Office (SAPO) taking over the payment of social grants has begun. The contract between the South African...

13 Sep 2017

By Minister Tokozile Xasa

It was another perfect landing.Air China Flight 867 touched down smoothly at O R Tambo International Airport at 6.16 am on Friday 1 September.Among the passengers...

28 Aug 2017

By Minister Ayanda Dlodlo

Hardly a day passes without South Africans being exposed to heart-wrenching stories of women and girls who have suffered violence and abuse. Often, these brutal...

31 Jul 2017

By Minister Rob Davies

The need to grow and diversify our economy should be a national imperative. Our economic growth is slow and the outlook for the near future remains muted.  However,...

24 Jul 2017

By Minister Tokozile Xasa

Join me on a journey to some very special places in our country, places that tell a remarkable story for the whole world. Many international tourists, and some...
22 Jun 2017

By Minister Faith Muthambi

23 years ago on the 27th of April South Africans from all walks of life were enjoined even though a majority of them were voting for the first time ever...

29 Mar 2017

By Minister Faith Muthambi

The hysteria around the summoning of the Minister of Finance is nothing short of a collective, dishonest and deliberate amnesia.

The screaming headlines...

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