Developments and media information on the passing of Environmental Affairs Minister Bomo Edna Edith Molewa
Media accreditation for the official memorial service and funeral for the late Minister, Dr Edna Molewa
Members of the media who wish to cover the memorial service and funeral for the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa are advised to submit their personal details as per the registration form on http://www.gcis.gov.za/content/media-registration. All fields must be completed.
IMC update on memorial and funeral services for the late Minister Edna Molewa
28 September 2018 - The late Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, who passed on in the morning on Saturday, 22 September 2018 at the age of 61 will be accorded an Official Funeral (category 1). The Official Funeral Category 1 is for Serving Ministers, Speaker of the National Assembly, Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Premiers of Provinces, distinguished persons specifically designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa.
Department of Environmental Affairs to host staff memorial service for the late Minister Edna Molewa in Pretoria and Cape Town
26 September 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs will host a staff memorial service for the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa at the Christian Revival Church in Silverlakes, Pretoria, on 27 September 2018. The Minister passed away at the age of 61 following an illness on 22 September 2018. The memorial service is being led by the Department of Environmental Affairs. The official memorial service will be held on Wednesday 3 October 2018. Media are invited to attend.
Passing of Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) Chancellor Dr Edna Molewa
25 September 2018 - The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is saddened by the news of the passing away of the Honourable Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, during the morning of 22 September 2018. We concur with the President of South Africa that her passing is a devastating loss to our nation and to the global community. The SMU honours her for her contributions and pioneering leadership in numerous spheres.
Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson and staff of the department mourn the passing of Dr Edna Molewa
25 September 2018 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, and the Director-General of the Department, Mrs Nosipho Ngcaba, have expressed shock and sadness at the passing of the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, in Pretoria on 22 September 2018. South Africa and the international community has lost a true champion of the cause of environmental justice and sustainability as a foundation for equitable socio-economic development.
Government announces the memorial service and funeral arrangements for Minister Molewa
25 September 2018 - The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on State Funerals, led by Minister in the Presidency, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, met on Monday, 24 September 2018, to discuss arrangements for the Memorial and Funeral Services for the late Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, who passed on in the morning on Saturday, 22 September 2018 at the age of 61. President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared an Official Funeral (category 1) for Minister Molewa.
People and Parks statement on the passing away of Minister Molewa
24 September 2018 - On behalf of members of the People and Parks community programme of the Department of Environmental Affairs, we are all, like millions of others, saddened by the untimely passing of our beloved Minister Dr B.E.E Molewa. The late Minister Molewa was a true champion of the programme. She was dedicated to the integration of biodiversity conservation economy into local poverty reduction strategies based on sustainable tourism, creating employment opportunities through outsourcing conservation-related services to locals.
Statement by the family on the passing of Environmental Affairs Minister Bomo Edna Edith Molewa
23 September 2018 - The family of the late Minister Bomo Edna Edith Molewa thanks all South Africans for their messages of condolences following the untimely passing of their daughter, mother, grandmother and sister. Our sister passed away yesterday, 22 September 2018 following complications of Legionnaires’ disease. Knowing she had been ill has done little to lessen the blow South Africa today has lost a great leader: an activist, a patriot and a revolutionary who has been called to Her Maker, leaving us bereft.
President Ramaphosa announces the passing away of Minister Molewa
22 September 2018 - President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced, with profound sadness, that Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Edna Molewa passed away today, Saturday 22 September 2018, after a period of illness. Minister Molewa passed away at a Pretoria hospital. “I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Minister Edna Molewa as well as to her colleagues in Cabinet and across all spheres of government who have had the privilege to work alongside an extraordinary leader of our people.