Speeches

2021
2021-09-16 Address by Minister Creecy during part one of the 18th ordinary session of the African Ministerial Conference On The Environment (AMCEN) virtual meeting on 16 September 2021
2021-08-26 Speech by Minister Barbara Creecy in response to the debate in the National Assembly on the report by the Portfolio Committee of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries on its oversight visit post the civil unrest to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng
2021-06-23 Speech by Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu: UNEP Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Symposium, 2021
2021-06-05 Address by Minister Creecy during celebration of World Environment Day and 25-year DFFE-UNDP cooperation
2021-05-25 Address by the Deputy Minister Ms Makhotso Sotyu during the NCOP policy debate on budget vote 32
2021-05-25 Minister Barbara Creecy, delivers budget speech to National Council of Provinces
2021-05-14 Minister Barbara Creecy delivers 2021/22 Budget Vote speech to National Assembly
2021-05-14 Address by Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu during 2021/22 Budget Vote 32 plenary
2021-05-02 Statement by Minister Creecy: Release of report of high-level panel 2 May 2021
2021-04-15 Address by Minister Barbara Creecy during the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) + Climate, African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA)
2021-04-14 Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment keynote speech ceremonial launch of the FOREST21 workshop launch event virtual conference
2021-03-31 Speaking notes for Minister Barbara Creecy for the Climate and Development Ministerial hosted by the incoming COP 26 Presidency
2021-03-29 Remarks by Ms. Makhotso Sotyu, Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries celebrated the International Day Of Forests, held virtually on the 25th of March 2021.
2021-03-23 Statement delivered by minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Barbara Creecy during the 5th ministerial meeting on climate action
2021-03-23 Keynote address by Minister Barbara Creecy World Meteorological Day 2021
2021-03-23 Speech by Minister Barbara Creecy at the Indalo Inclusive South Africa Symposium 23 March 2021
2021-02-22 Minister Creecy delivers the African group statement at the opening session of UNEA-5.1
2021-02-17 Address by Minister Barbara Creecy during debate on the State of the Nation Address (SONA)
2021-01-25 Minister Barbara Creecy pays tribute to Minister Jackson Mthembu
2020
2020-12-10 Speech delivered by Minister Creecy during the Blue Justice Conference: Norwegian Government
2020-12-04 Speech delivered by Minister Creecy at the 8th special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment
2020-12-01 Deputy Minister Ms Makhotso Sotyu’s welcoming address to the online Sustainability Summit 2020
2020-11-23 Acting Director-General, Mr Ishaam Abader's speech on the occasion of the planting ceremony for the Bapedi ancestral flower
2020-11-17 Address by Minister Barbara Creecy, MP, during the Expert Panel Review of South Africa’s National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks
2020-11-17 Address by Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu, MP, during the first annual general meeting (AGM) of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)
2020-11-15 Address by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Barbara Creecy, MP, at the Launch of SA National Parks Week
2020-11-12 Speech delivered by Minister Creecy at the Plastic Colloquium feedback session
2020-10-28 Speech by Minister Creecy during the APPG Summit hosted by China in Kunming as biodiversity
2020-10-26 Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa and President of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) statement for the high-level launch of the 2019 state of the climate in Africa
2020-10-01 Minister Barbara Creecy’s speech delivered at the Resilience, Gender and Global Climate Action Round table
2020-09-29 Food loss and waste voluntary agreement virtual launch: Word of support address delivered by Minister Creecy
2020-09-19 Keynote address by Minister Creecy at the 2020 International Coastal Clean-Up event and the launch of Inkwazi Isu Project
2020-09-17 Speech delivered by Minister Creecy during the 2020 Waste Management Officer’s Khoro in Pretoria
2020-09-16 Speech by Deputy Minister Sotyu during the virtual celebration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer awareness event.
2020-09-14 Statement by Minister Creecy during Circular Economy Webinar in celebration of SA Recycling Week
2020-09-01 Speech by Deputy Minister Sotyu at launch of Arbor Month Campaign
2020-07-23 Minister Creecy's speech during budget plenary on revised DEFF budget and annual performance plan 2020/21
2020-07-23 Deputy Minister Sotyu’s speech during budget plenary on revised DEFF annual performance plan 2020/21
2020-03-11 Speech delivered by Minister B Creecy during a Parliament debate on climate change.
2020-03-09 Deputy Minister Sotyu’s speech at the 22nd African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) and the sixth African Wildlife Week
2020-03-06 Minister Barbara Creecy launches Eastern Cape oceans economy master plan and hands over permits to small-scale fishers
2020-02-27 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu's speech to Working on Fire Programme graduates
2020-02-18 Address by Minister Creecy in response to SONA in the National Assembly
2020-01-30 Oceans and Coast DDG Ms Judy Beaumont addresses launch of South Africa Plastic Pact, on behalf of Minister Barbara Creecy
2019
2019-12-10 Statement by Minister Barbara Creecy at the High-Level Segment of the UNFCCC CoP25/CMP15/CMA2
2019-12-08 Minister Barbara Creecy’s closing remarks at AMCEN briefing during UNFCCC CoP 25
2019-12-04 Keynote address by Barbara Creecy at the Antarctica Season launch and seminar
2019-11-22 Speech by Minister Barbara Creecy at the opening of the Plastics Colloquium.
2019-11-15 Closing remarks by H.E. Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa at the 17th ordinary session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN).
2019-11-14 Key note address by Ms Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa on the opening of 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)
2019-11-01 ​Speech by Minister Creecy at the signing ceremony and launch of rooibos traditional knowledge industry-wide benefit-sharing agreement
2019-10-29 Speech by Minister Barbara Creecy at the official opening of the Global Wildlife Programme Annual Conference
2019-10-03 Speech by Minister Creecy at launch of SA’s NBA and IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
2019-10-01 Keynote address by Minister Barbara Creecy’s at 10th Oppenheimer Research Conference (ORC2019)
2019-08-28 Deputy Minister Sotyu’s remarks at the 10th Women In Environment Dialogue 2019
2019-08-16 Opening remarks for the 28TH BASIC Ministerial Coordination Meeting
2019-08-15 Minister Creecy’ Opening Remarks at 5th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Environment Ministers Meeting
2019-08-08 Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Maggie Sotyu, congratulates Youth Environmental Services graduates
2019-08-07 Deputy Minister Makhotso Sotyu addresses regional meeting to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) CoP 14.
2019-07-31 Minister Creecy honours rangers on World Ranger Day 2019 at Kruger National Park
2019-07-30 Minister Barbara Creecy’s address welcoming Working On Fire team home from fighting fires in Canada
2019-07-23 Director-General, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba’s opening remarks on behalf of the Minister Barbara Creecy during the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum in Johannesburg
2019-07-11 Deputy Minister Maggie Sotyu’s speech on the occasion of the Department of Environmental Affairs 2019/20 Budget Vote
2019-07-11 Minister Barbara Creecy tables the Department of Environmental Affairs Budget Policy statement 2019/20 
2019-06-28 Minister Ms Barbara Creecy’s keynote address at the launch of the Coca Cola Foundation Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN)
2019-06-05 Minister Ms Barbara Creecy’s address at the Ecologic Awards at Table Bay hotel, Cape Town
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