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Speeches

2018
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
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
2014-03-24 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