2014: A Milestone Year for South Africa

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, We have entered a milestone year for South Africa. 2014 marks two full decades of democratic governance. It marks twenty years since we achieved liberation and gave to all South Africans the right to determine their own future, through their vote. It also marks the year that we will […]

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This Week, A Nation Mourns

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, This week, a nation mourns. In a special Joint Sitting on Monday, South Africa’s representatives in Parliament paid tribute to Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected President. In my own remarks, I observed that Mandela’s passing closes a chapter in our history. This chapter will be remembered […]

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Our Fight Against HIV/Aids

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, On the 30th of April 2004, my family and I buried my son, Prince Nelisuzulu Benedict Buthelezi. He died six days earlier at the King George V Hospital in Durban. As I stood at his funeral, I knew that I could not maintain the usual silence that accompanied a […]

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eTV To Host “The Big Debate”

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, I welcome eTV’s decision to host “The Big Debate”, after it was unceremoniously pulled from our State broadcaster for reasons too obscure to contemplate. The show offers ordinary South Africans from all walks of life the opportunity to debate issues that affect us all. One can imagine these are […]

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Register This Weekend to Vote

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, Are you between 20 and 29 years old? If so, you may be one of the almost 5 million in this age group who are not registered to vote. I’d like to give you a reason to get out to your voting station this weekend, and register. Many young […]

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