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Speeches

2017
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
2015
2015-11-24 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the Parliamentary Debate on Drought and Climate Change
2015-11-17 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
2015-11-16 Minister Molewa addresses 2nd INTERPOL–UNEP Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference
2015-11-12 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the 2015 Lights Conference
2015-11-05 Minister Molewa’s opening address during 2nd Biodiversity Economy Indaba
2015-11-02 DDG Ishaam Abader’s keynote address during 06th national Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla (ECEL)
2015-11-02 Opening and Welcome speech by Dr Poncho Mokaila, HOD, during sixth annual Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla (ECEL)
2015-11-02 Minister Molewa’s speech during climate change talks, CoP 21 breakfast session
2015-10-24 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address during the Clean City launch in Ekurhuleni
2015-10-23 Minister Molewa’s keynote address during visit to UKhahlamba region, KwaZulu-Natal
2015-10-21 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s opening speech during an interactive dialogue session with Civil Society Organisations on Land Rights
2015-10-20 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
2015-10-16 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech for the Second Gender Day: Rio Conventions Pavilion (UNCCD COP 12)
2015-10-16 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address at the Annual SANParks Kudu Awards Function
2015-10-06 Minister Edna Molewa's keynote address at the Chemicals Management and Land Remediation Summit
2015-09-29 Chief Director Shonisani Munzhedzi's speech on Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
2015-09-28 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson opens 10th annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
2015-09-22 Keynote Address by the Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson on World Rhino Day
2015-09-16 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech on International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
2015-09-14 Minister Edna Molewa's speech at the University of Johannesburg Public Lecture on Climate Change
2015-09-13 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the launch of the 2015 SA National Parks Week
2015-09-10 Keynote address delivered by Dr Guy Preston on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa at the XIV World Forestry Congress
2015-09-04 Minister Edna Molewa’s address at Government Sector National E-Waste conference
2015-09-01 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
2015-09-01 Tshwane Municipality Executive Mayor: Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa on behalf of Minister Molewa, addresses Africa Regional Preparatory Meeting to UNCCD CoP12
2015-08-25 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
2015-08-22 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the South African Weather Service’s MET Mbokodo Unite Women’s Day function
2015-08-17 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson's speech at the 6th Women and the Environment Dialogue
2015-08-13 Report by President Jacob Zuma to media and stakeholders on Operation Phakisa implementation
2015-08-11 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech during the commemoration of the 2015 World Day to Combat Desertification
2015-08-01 Minister Edna Molewa’s address on occasion of World Ranger Day celebration
2015-06-29 Minister Molewa’s statement on the occasion of High Level Event on Climate Change of the 69th session of the General Assembly
2015-06-26 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during visit to Ga-Rankuwa Eco-factory
2015-06-18 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2015/2016 Budget Vote Policy Statement at the National Council of Provinces
2015-05-22 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson's speech on International Day for Biological Biodiversity celebrations
2015-05-14 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2015/2016 Budget Vote policy statement
2015-05-14 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2015/2016 Budget Vote policy statement
2015-05-05 Minister Edna Molewa’s Freedom Day Parliamentary debate speech
2015-04-09 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the launch of the Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programmes as part of National Imbizo Focus Week
2015-03-31 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the launch of the Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme
2015-03-25 Statement by the Chair of the African Group, the Republic of South Africa, during the opening session of CRIC 13
2015-03-09 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address during the National Waste Management Summit
2015-03-03 Speech delivered by SANPARKS Chief Executive, Mr Fundisile Mketeni at the celebration of the World Wildlife Day event
2015-02-10 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
2015-02-02 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the World Wetlands Day Celebration
2015-01-28 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson’s speech at the Greenest Municipality Competition awards ceremony
2014
2014-12-11 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the Lima Climate Action High Level Session - UNFCCC COP20
2014-12-09 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
2014-12-08 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the German Side Event UNFCCC CoP 20, Lima, Peru
2014-11-10 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the National Climate Change Response Dialogue Gala Dinner on the 10th November 2014
2014-11-10 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during the National Climate Change Response Dialogue official opening
2014-10-28 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s keynote address at the launch of Masibekela Recreational Parks
2014-10-24 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s keynote address at the opening of Africa’s First Light Bulb Recycling Plant
2014-10-17 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
2014-10-15 Address by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma at the Operation Phakisa Open Day
2014-10-15 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s opening statement at the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries
2014-10-14 Minster Edna Molewa’s speech at the 35th Annual Crime Stoppers International Conference
2014-09-30 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during the opening of the Kwelera National Botanical Gardens ribbon-cutting
2014-09-22 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s speech on World Rhino Day, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
2014-09-09 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the 6th People and Parks Conference
2014-09-08 Chief Operating Officer, Ms Lize McCourt’s speech on the occasion of the Highway Africa Conference
2014-09-08 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
2014-09-04 Minister Edna Molewa’s keynote address at the Miss Earth Ambassador Competition
2014-08-28 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson’s speech on the occasion of the official launch and hand over of projects implemented by the DEA
2014-07-31 Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thompson’s speech on World Ranger Day, Mpumalanga
2014-07-22 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2014/15 Budget Vote policy statement at National Council of Provinces (NCOP)
2014-07-17 Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2014/2015 Budget Vote policy statement at National Assembly
2014-07-17 Minister Edna Molewa tables Department of Environmental Affairs 2014/2015 Budget Vote policy statement at National Assembly
2014-04-30 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech at the launch and handover of Mthatha Dam Tourism and Recreational Centre Project
2014-04-17 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
2014-04-09 Opening remarks by DDG for Environmental Advisory Services, Mr Alf Wills on National Green Jobs Dialogue Theme: "Youth Unemployment and Green Jobs Dialogue"
2014-04-08 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s speech during the launch of the War on Waste and War on Leaks Projects
2014-03-26 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech during launch of SA 2050 Pathway Calculator as read by Deputy Director-General Judy Beaumont
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
2014-03-20 Minister Bomo Edna Molewa's opening address during Ministerial Meeting of Abidjan Convention - COP 11
2014-03-17 Director-General Nosipho Ngcaba’s opening address on behalf of Minister Edna Molewa at Abidjan CoP11 technical meeting
2014-03-14 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech on the donation of R250 Million to SANParks by the Howard G Buffet Foundation
2014-03-07 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi’s address during the launch of the Eco Furniture Factory and War on Leaks Projects
2014-03-03 Minister Edna Molewa’s speech at the celebration of the World Wildlife Day event
2014-02-28 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi's speech during launch of Fundisa for Change Teacher Education for Sustainable Development Programme
2014-02-27 Minister Bomo Edna Molewa on the National Environmental Management Waste Amendment Bill 2014
2014-01-31 Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi addresses 2014 World Wetlands Day celebration