Speeches

2019
2019-03-08 Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of the Good Green Deeds Campaign
2019-01-21 Opening address by the Deputy Director-General to the delegates of the First Lead Author Meeting of Working Group II of Assessment Report Six (AR6)
2019-01-10 Minister Ms Nomvula Mokonyane officially opens the 3rd Partnership For Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Conference in Cape Town
2018
2018-11-26 Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande’s statement of commitment to the High Level Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy
2018-10-06 Eulogy by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the official funeral of former Minister Edna Molewa
2018-09-09 MEC for LEDET, Mr Seaparo Sekoati opens SANParks Week on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa
2018-09-07 Minister Molewa’s lecture presented at Tsinghua University: Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development
2018-08-25 President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses launch of Biodiversity Economy Operation Phakisa
2018-08-23 Deputy Minster Ms Barbara Thomson’s speech at the 9th Women in Environment Indaba
2018-08-23 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address at the opening of the South African National Talanoa Dialogue
2018-08-14 Deputy Minister Thomson’s key note address at Greenest Municipality Competition Award ceremony
2018-08-10 Minister Molewa keynote address during handover of five asbestos free class rooms at Sealane Primary School and 8km asbestos free road at Mafefe, Limpopo
2018-08-07 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the 2018 African Ranger Awards, Cape Town
2018-07-31 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s speech at the celebration and commemoration of the World Ranger Day
2018-07-29 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the funeral of the late Field Ranger, Mr Respect Mathebula in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
2018-07-18 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the informal Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day
2018-07-14 Minister Molewa’s acceptance speech: The bestowing of the Légion D’Honneur Award by the government of France
2018-07-10 Minister Molewa addresses launch of Sisulu Circle at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
2018-06-19 Speech delivered on behalf of Minister Molewa at Adaptation Futures 2018 Conference
2018-06-05 Deputy Minister, Ms Barbara Thomson’s speech at the announcement of the Sustainable Packaging Commitment: Unilever South Africa
2018-05-16 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s Budget Vote s speech
2018-05-16 Minister Edna Molewa tables the Department of Environmental Affairs 2018/19 Budget Policy Statement
2018-05-04 Speech at the occasion of receiving black rhino from South Africa, marking reintroduction after 46 years of the extinction of the western black rhino in Chad
2018-05-03 Speech by Minister Molewa to see off endangered black rhino being translocated to chad
2018-04-12 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson's speech at the launch of Mayibuye Game Reserve Wildlife Economy pilot project
2018-04-11 Tribute to Mama Madikizela Mandela by Minister Molewa at combined Women’s Manyano of Welkom
2018-04-04 Minister Edna Molewa opens the 4th Multi-Lateral Meeting of the Defence and Security Chiefs on anti-poaching
2018-03-26 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech on the occasion of the of the inauguration of the World’s largest oxygen production unit at Sasol, Secunda
2018-03-22 Minister Molewa addresses launch of Lekwa Radar Climate Change Monitoring project
2018-03-15 Keynote address by Ms Ntsoaki Mngomezulu, Chairperson of the SAWS on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa at the 2018 Weathersmart Science Symposium
2018-03-08 Speech by Minister Molewa during official opening of 3rd Biodiversity Indaba
2018-03-07 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address at the launch of Double Drift community wildlife project in the Eastern Cape
2017
2017-12-05 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during the High-Level Segment of the third Session of the UN Environment Assembly
2017-11-16 Minister Molewa’s speech during launch of Africa Alliance on Circular Economy
2017-11-16 Statement by Minister Molewa to High Level Segment of UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP23/CMP13/CMA1-2)
2017-11-09 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement on the occasion of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Benguela Current Convention
2017-10-24 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address at the SAB Environmentalist and Environmental Media of the Year Awards 2017
2017-10-04 Minister Molewa launches ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site
2017-10-03 Deputy Director-General Alf Wills opens Pre-CoP23 National Stakeholder Consultation on behalf of Minister Molewa
2017-10-02 Acting DDG: Climate Change and Air Quality, Mr Tlou Ramaru delivers speech at 12th National Annual Governance Lekgotla on behalf of Deputy Minister Thomson
2017-09-17 Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe’s address on behalf Minister Edna Molewa at the launch of National Parks Week
2017-09-03 Statement on the departure of the CEO of Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Mr. Andrew Zaloumis
2017-08-29 Speech by Deputy Minister Thomson during Greenest Municipality Competition awards ceremony
2017-08-24 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s speech at the 8th Women in Environment Conference
2017-08-21 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the 6th Annual Rhino Conservation Awards
2017-08-19 Minister Edna Molewa encourages the youth to work to limit biodiversity loss at the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, Muldersdrift, South Africa
2017-07-31 Speech by Eastern Cape MEC Sakhumzi Somyo at 80th anniversary of Cape Moutain Zebra National Park
2017-07-18 Statement by Minister B Molewa at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2017
2017-05-25 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s Budget Vote Speech
2017-05-25 Minister Dr. Edna Molewa tables the Department of Environmental Affairs 2017/18 Budget Vote Policy Statement
2017-05-04 Minister Dr Edna Molewa’s speech at the South Africa – European Union Seminar on Circular Economy
2017-04-26 Minister Dr Edna Molewa’s closing remarks at the conclusion of the 2nd Africa-China Youth Festival
2017-04-25 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the South African Greenest Schools Programme Pilot Project Awards Ceremony, Limpopo
2017-04-20 Minister Dr Edna Molewa’s speech at the official hand over of the Kgoroši Recreational Park to Polokwane Municipality and the Ga-Kgoroši Community as part of National Imbizo Focus Week
2017-04-20 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s speech during the clean up campaign and hand over of waste trolleys
2017-04-04 Minister Edna Molewa’s opening address at SANParks Tourism Investment Summit in Sandton, Gauteng
2017-03-03 Minister Molewa’s speech at the UN General Assembly High-Level Thematic Discussion on the global observance of World Wildlife Day
2017-02-18 Minister Molewa’s speech on the occasion of Skukuza Safari Lodge sod-turning and announcement of tourism investment
2016
2016-11-01 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech delivered by Deputy Director-General of Climate Change and Air Quality, Ms Judy Beaumont, at the National Stakeholder Consultation Session in Preparation for COP 22/CMP12
2016-10-28 Minister Molewa’s speech at the Parliamentary Colloquium “Unpacking the Paris Agreement: Implications for the Nation”
2016-10-15 Minister Molewa’s statement on behalf of South Africa at the MOP28 to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
2016-10-05 Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa on outcomes of CITES CoP17
2016-09-24 President Jacob Zuma's opening address of the COP17 to the CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa
2016-09-11 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the launch of SA National Parks Week 2016 in the Eastern Cape
2016-07-11 Speech delivered by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms. Tokozile Xasa on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa at the 5th Annual Rhino Conservation Awards
2016-07-06 Deputy Minister Thomson addresses Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) prizes award
2016-07-05 Deputy Minister Thomson's address on ocassion of handover of 24 bicycles as part of Non-Motorised Transport pilot project
2016-06-09 Minister Molewa’s address at opening of Environment Summit
2016-05-31 Speech by Minister Edna Molewa at the 5th Waste Khoro
2016-05-26 Minister Edna Molewa’s opening statement during the High-Level Segment of the Second Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (of UNEP)
2016-05-21 President Jacob Zuma’ remarks at the compensation and hand over celebration for various land claims on the Kruger National Park
2016-05-10 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address during the official opening of Mpact Polymers
2016-05-03 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2016/2017 Budget Vote Policy Statement
2016-05-03 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2016/2017 Budget Vote Policy Statement
2016-04-29 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during the Inter-Ministerial site visit and public awareness event on DLDD
2016-04-22 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech to the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Event on Climate Change
2016-04-08 President Jacob Zuma’s address on progress made in respect of the implementation of the Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy initiatives
2016-01-31 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address during the Bontle Ke Botho re-launch in the City of Joburg
2014
2014-03-24 Speech by the Honorable Associate Professor, Dr. Bui Cach Tuyen, Vice Minister of MONRE – Vietnam
2014-03-24 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi opens official talks between South Africa and Vietnam on biodiversity conservation and management