Government Opinion Pieces

6 Apr 2020

Dear Fellow South African,

One thing we have learnt about the coronavirus over the last three months is that it does not respect borders. It has spread across Asia, Europe, North, Central...

30 Mar 2020

Dear Fellow South African, As we begin the first full week of the nation-wide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic that is devastating the world, we are grateful for good news that brings...

16 Mar 2020

Dear Fellow South African,

The world is in the throes of a public health emergency on a scale not witnessed in over a century. The spread of the coronavirus, which causes the disease known...

16 Mar 2020

Dear Fellow South African, The world is in the throes of a public health emergency on a scale not witnessed in over a century. The spread of the coronavirus, which causes the disease known...

9 Mar 2020

Dear Fellow South African, Dear Fellow South African, It is a quarter of a century since the world came together in Beijing for the landmark Fourth UN World Conference on Women, which adopted a...

2 Mar 2020

Dear Fellow South African,  The Budget presented by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni last week presents a sobering assessment of the state of our economy. The figures make it plain that unless we act...

17 Feb 2020

Dear Fellow South African, Dear Fellow South African, Engaging with young people always leaves me energised. It is exciting to gain insight into their struggles and triumphs and their vision for...

10 Feb 2020

Dear Fellow South African, Tomorrow, the country will come together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela from prison. This was a moment of great joy across...

3 Feb 2020

Dear Fellow South African, At the end of the week, I will travel to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for the African Union summit at which South Africa will assume chairship of our continental organisation...

1 Feb 2020

By Phumla Williams

The friendship between the people of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and people of South Africa goes back decades even before the formal establishment of...

27 Jan 2020

Dear Fellow South African,

There is a proverb common to many African cultures which says that it takes a village to raise a child. This idea – that the broader community has a...

23 Jan 2020

By Phumla Williams

South Africa and the United Kingdom have extensive trade and economic relations fostered over a number of years. This is set to strengthen during the upcoming UK-Africa...

23 Jan 2020

By Phumla Williams

Parents, community leaders, religious leaders and leadership in the workplace should promote instilling the values of human dignity, equality and respect in young men and...

20 Jan 2020

Dear Fellow South African,

A few weeks ago we celebrated the start of a new year and a new decade. This gave us an opportunity to reflect on our plans for the year ahead but also to think...

9 Dec 2019

Dear Fellow South African,

When I visited Medupi power station for the first time two weeks ago, I was struck by how massive it is. It is one thing to be told in a briefing that, when...

25 Nov 2019

Dear Fellow South African,

Last week, I met with the leadership of the Black Business Council where, among other things, we discussed issues of transformation. I took the opportunity to...

18 Nov 2019

Dear Fellow South African, The three life sentences handed down to the rapist and killer of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana by the Cape High Court are befitting of this heinous crime. The life...

4 Nov 2019

By President Cyril Ramaphosa

Dear Fellow South African,

The sight of Springbok captain Siyamthanda Kolisi lifting the cup at the Yokohama Stadium on Saturday filled me with...

30 Oct 2019

Every Rand that is invested in our economy by local and international investors helps create new jobs, expands the local market and boosts economic activity. It sets in motion a new wave of growth...

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