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2016
01 Nov 2016 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
28 Oct 2016 Minister Molewa’s speech at the Parliamentary Colloquium “Unpacking the Paris Agreement: Implications for the Nation”
15 Oct 2016 Minister Molewa’s statement on behalf of South Africa at the MOP28 to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
05 Oct 2016 Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa on outcomes of CITES CoP17
24 Sep 2016 President Jacob Zuma's opening address of the COP17 to the CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Sep 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the launch of SA National Parks Week 2016 in the Eastern Cape
11 Jul 2016 Speech delivered by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms. Tokozile Xasa on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa at the 5th Annual Rhino Conservation Awards
06 Jul 2016 Deputy Minister Thomson addresses Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) prizes award
05 Jul 2016 Deputy Minister Thomson's address on ocassion of handover of 24 bicycles as part of Non-Motorised Transport pilot project
09 Jun 2016 Minister Molewa’s address at opening of Environment Summit
31 May 2016 Speech by Minister Edna Molewa at the 5th Waste Khoro
26 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s opening statement during the High-Level Segment of the Second Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (of UNEP)
21 May 2016 President Jacob Zuma’ remarks at the compensation and hand over celebration for various land claims on the Kruger National Park
10 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address during the official opening of Mpact Polymers
03 May 2016 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2016/2017 Budget Vote Policy Statement
03 May 2016 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2016/2017 Budget Vote Policy Statement
29 Apr 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during the Inter-Ministerial site visit and public awareness event on DLDD
22 Apr 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech to the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Event on Climate Change
08 Apr 2016 President Jacob Zuma’s address on progress made in respect of the implementation of the Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy initiatives
31 Jan 2016 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address during the Bontle Ke Botho re-launch in the City of Joburg
2015
24 Nov 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the Parliamentary Debate on Drought and Climate Change
17 Nov 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the Wildlife Conservation Youth Forum between the Ministry of State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China and the DEA of RSA
16 Nov 2015 Minister Molewa addresses 2nd INTERPOL–UNEP Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference
12 Nov 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the 2015 Lights Conference
05 Nov 2015 Minister Molewa’s opening address during 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba
02 Nov 2015 DDG Ishaam Abader’s keynote address during 06th national Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla (ECEL)
02 Nov 2015 Opening and Welcome speech by Dr Poncho Mokaila, HOD, during sixth annual Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla (ECEL)
02 Nov 2015 Minister Molewa’s speech during climate change talks, CoP 21 breakfast session
24 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address during the Clean City launch in Ekurhuleni
23 Oct 2015 Minister Molewa’s keynote address during visit to UKhahlamba region, KwaZulu-Natal
21 Oct 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s opening speech during an interactive dialogue session with Civil Society Organisations on Land Rights
20 Oct 2015 Deputy Minister's speech on behalf of the G77 and China at the twelfth session of the Conference of Parties to the UNCCD during the High Level Segment
16 Oct 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech for the Second Gender Day: Rio Conventions Pavilion (UNCCD COP 12)
16 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address at the Annual SANParks Kudu Awards Function
06 Oct 2015 Minister Edna Molewa's keynote address at the Chemicals Management and Land Remediation Summit
29 Sep 2015 Chief Director Shonisani Munzhedzi's speech on Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
28 Sep 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson opens 10th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
22 Sep 2015 Keynote Address by the Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson on World Rhino Day
16 Sep 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech on International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
14 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa's speech at the University of Johannesburg Public Lecture on Climate Change
13 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the launch of the 2015 SA National Parks Week
10 Sep 2015 Keynote address delivered by Dr Guy Preston on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa at the XIV World Forestry Congress
04 Sep 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s address at Government Sector National E-Waste conference
01 Sep 2015 Namibian Minister for Environment and Tourism and UNCCD CoP 11 President, Honourable Pohamba Shifeta delivers opening address at African Group Preparatory Meeting for UNCCD CoP 12
01 Sep 2015 Tshwane Municipality Executive Mayor: Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa on behalf of Minister Molewa, addresses Africa Regional Preparatory Meeting to UNCCD CoP12
25 Aug 2015 Deputy Minister B Thomson’s welcoming remarks at preparatory meeting of African Countries for the Sixth Meeting of Parties to the Africa Eurasian Waterbird agreement
22 Aug 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the South African Weather Service’s MET Mbokodo Unite Women’s Day function
17 Aug 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson's speech at the 6th Women and the Environment Dialogue
13 Aug 2015 Report by President Jacob Zuma to media and stakeholders on Operation Phakisa implementation
11 Aug 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech during the commemoration of the 2015 World Day to Combat Desertification
01 Aug 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s address on occasion of World Ranger Day celebration
29 Jun 2015 Minister Molewa’s statement on the occasion of High Level Event on Climate Change of the 69th session of the General Assembly
26 Jun 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during visit to Ga-Rankuwa Eco-factory
18 Jun 2015 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2015/2016 Budget Vote Policy Statement at the National Council of Provinces
22 May 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson's speech on International Day for Biological Biodiversity celebrations
14 May 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2015/2016 Budget Vote policy statement
14 May 2015 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2015/2016 Budget Vote policy statement
05 May 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s Freedom Day Parliamentary debate speech
09 Apr 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the launch of the Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programmes as part of National Imbizo Focus Week
31 Mar 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the launch of the Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme
25 Mar 2015 Statement by the Chair of the African Group, the Republic of South Africa, during the opening session of CRIC 13
09 Mar 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address during the National Waste Management Summit
03 Mar 2015 Speech delivered by SANPARKS Chief Executive, Mr Fundisile Mketeni at the celebration of the World Wildlife Day event
10 Feb 2015 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement on the announcement of the Committee of Inquiry established to deliberate on matters relating to rhino poaching and its effects
02 Feb 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the World Wetlands Day Celebration
28 Jan 2015 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the Greenest Municipality Competition awards ceremony
2014
11 Dec 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the Lima Climate Action High Level Session - UNFCCC COP20
09 Dec 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s statement on behalf of the Republic of South Africa during the 20th session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC and the 10th session of the Conference of Parties serving as the meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol
08 Dec 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the German Side Event UNFCCC CoP 20, Lima, Peru
10 Nov 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the National Climate Change Response Dialogue Gala Dinner on the 10th November 2014
10 Nov 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during the National Climate Change Response Dialogue official opening
28 Oct 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s keynote address at the launch of Masibekela Recreational Parks
24 Oct 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s keynote address at the opening of Africa’s First Light Bulb Recycling Plant
17 Oct 2014 Address by the Honourable President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, on the ooccasion of the official launch of Environment House, the green Headquarters of the Department of Environmental Affairs
15 Oct 2014 Address by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma at the Operation Phakisa Open Day
15 Oct 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s opening statement at the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries
14 Oct 2014 Minster Edna Molewa’s speech at the 35th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference
30 Sep 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during the opening of the Kwelera National Botanical Gardens ribbon-cutting
22 Sep 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s speech on World Rhino Day, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
09 Sep 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the 6th People and Parks Conference
08 Sep 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Ms Lize McCourt’s speech on the occasion of the Highway Africa Conference
08 Sep 2014 Speech delivered by Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi on behalf of Environmental Affairs Minister, Ms Edna Molewa during the opening of National Parks Week
04 Sep 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address at the Miss Earth Ambassador Competition
28 Aug 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s speech on the occasion of the official launch and hand over of projects implemented by the DEA
31 Jul 2014 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thompson’s speech on World Ranger Day, Mpumalanga
22 Jul 2014 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2014/15 Budget Vote policy statement at National Council of Provinces (NCOP)
17 Jul 2014 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2014/2015 Budget Vote policy statement at National Assembly
17 Jul 2014 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2014/2015 Budget Vote policy statement at National Assembly
30 Apr 2014 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech at the launch and handover of Mthatha Dam Tourism and Recreational Centre Project
17 Apr 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech on the occasion of the signing of a MoU between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Mozambique
09 Apr 2014 Opening remarks by DDG for Environmental Advisory Services, Mr Alf Wills on National Green Jobs Dialogue Theme: "Youth Unemployment and Green Jobs Dialogue"
08 Apr 2014 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech during the launch of the War on Waste and War on Leaks Projects
26 Mar 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during launch of SA 2050 Pathway Calculator as read by Deputy Director-General Judy Beaumont
24 Mar 2014 Speech by the Honorable Associate Professor, Dr. Bui Cach Tuyen, Vice Minister of MONRE – Vietnam
24 Mar 2014 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi opens official talks between South Africa and Vietnam on biodiversity conservation and management
20 Mar 2014 Minister Bomo Edna Molewa's opening address during Ministerial Meeting of Abidjan Convention - COP 11
17 Mar 2014 Director-General Nosipho Ngcaba’s opening address on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa at Abidjan CoP11 technical meeting
14 Mar 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech on the donation of R250 Million to SANParks by the Howard G Buffet Foundation
07 Mar 2014 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s address during the launch of the Eco Furniture Factory and War on Leaks Projects
03 Mar 2014 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the celebration of the World Wildlife Day event
28 Feb 2014 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi's speech during launch of Fundisa for Change Teacher Education for Sustainable Development Programme
27 Feb 2014 Minister Bomo Edna Molewa on the National Environmental Management Waste Amendment Bill 2014
31 Jan 2014 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi addresses 2014 World Wetlands Day celebration
2013
05 Dec 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s keynote address at the official handover of Batho Township Greening and Beautification Project
03 Dec 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address at the launch of the Environmental Performance Review of South Africa presented by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
03 Dec 2013 Statement on the outcomes of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - CoP19/CMP9 in Warsaw, Poland
02 Dec 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the Portfolio Committee on Water and Environmental Affairs Stakeholder Workshop on rhino poaching
02 Dec 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech during the Environmental Monitors Day at Swadini Forever Resort in Hoedspruit, Limpopo
11 Nov 2013 Speech by the Limpopo MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism, Mr Seaparo Charles Sekoati, on behalf of the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Honourable Edna Molewa, at the first annual Biodiversity Economy Indaba
05 Nov 2013 Department of Environmental Affairs Minister’s speech during the Climate Change Breakfast event (delivered by Deputy Director-General Mr Alf Wills on behalf of the Minister)
04 Nov 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi's speech on the occasion of the Working on Fire’s All Female Crew Leader Passing Out Parade
22 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s remarks during the National Wetlands Indaba
21 Oct 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech on the occasion of the IPCC Regional Outreach Meeting on managing the risks of extreme events
16 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on the occasion of celebrating eighteen years of the Working for Water Programme and International WeedBuster Day
14 Oct 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s keynote address delivered at the 4th Waste Management Officer’s Khoro
07 Oct 2013 Dr Monde Mayekiso’s speech on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa, at the launch of the National Marine Week
30 Sep 2013 Address by Hon JJ Skosana, MP on behalf of the Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi during the opening of the 8th Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
30 Sep 2013 Ms Judy Beaumont's speech at the opening of the 16th World Clean Air Congress of the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Association (IUAPPA)
27 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day and launch of the R292 Million Working for the Coast Project
25 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s statement on Women and Gender: Advances in Women’s Empowerment over two decades
21 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the World Rhino Day parade
20 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on the occasion of the launch of Youth Environmental Services (YES)
17 Sep 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s keynote address delivered during the International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer awareness event
09 Sep 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at SA National Parks Week
29 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech at the celebration of Newcastle Local Municipality winning the GMC for three consecutive years
20 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s keynote address on the occasion of the Women Working for Water event
19 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech at the roadmap to the National Implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Workshop
06 Aug 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on the occasion of the Mayors’ Dialogue on Waste Management, Water Conservation, Women And Youth Development
28 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi’s address for the hand over of the Buy Back Centre and Composting Facility
28 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi awards greenest municipalities prizes to best performing municipalities for the transition towards the Green Economy
24 Jun 2013 Minister Edna Molewa on Green Economy National Youth Summit
17 Jun 2013 Minister Edna Molewa's speech at the launch of the Youth Jobs In Waste Programme
14 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on the occasion of the celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification
11 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s Budget Vote Speech
11 Jun 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech on the occasion of the presentation of the NCOP Budget Vote on behalf of the Departments of Water Affairs and Environmental Affairs
08 Jun 2013 Minister Edna Molewa's speech at the launch of Groen Sebenza Jobs Fund Partnership Project and World Environment Day Celebration
06 Jun 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech during the African Summit on Marine Debris
28 May 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2013/14 Budget Vote
28 May 2013 Minister Bomo Edna Molewa tables Environmental Affairs 2013/14 Budget Vote
22 May 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech on the occasion of International Day for Biodiversity under the theme: Biodiversity and Water at Kirstenbosch Gardens
30 Apr 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the WWF SA’s gift of the Earth Award event in Cape Town
19 Apr 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech at the official hand over of Eco-Parks
15 Apr 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on the occasion of the World Meteorological Organisation Workshop on climate monitoring including the implementation of Climate Watch Systems in Ra-I with focus on Eastern and Southern Africa
14 Mar 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on the occasion of the Severe Weather Road Show and Celebration of World Meteorological Day
04 Mar 2013 Minister Molewa addresses the International Consortium on the Combating of Transnational Organised Wildlife and Forest Crime (ICCWC), during a roundtable on the rhino situation and measures to thwart poaching in South Africa
26 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the launch of the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Green Cars held in Pretoria
26 Feb 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on the occasion of the Severe Weather Road Show
25 Feb 2013 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during the 7th Pan African ABS Workshop
18 Feb 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on paragraph 88 Institutional Framework
17 Feb 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech on the occasion of the Second High Level Forum on Gender and Environment at UNEP
01 Feb 2013 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudfhasi’s speech during the World Wetlands Day Celebrations