Speeches

2020
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
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