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Minister: Bathabile Olive Dlamini
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
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Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, MP, on the occasion of the media briefing for the commemoration of the first anniversary of Madiba’s passing, in Johannesburg. Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2014

Media Statement

Members of the Mandela family;
CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Mr Sello Hatang;
Members of the Board of Trustees of the Nelson Mandela Foundation here present;
Senior managers from government;
Employees of the Nelson Mandela Foundation;
Members of the media;
Ladies and gentlemen;

Good morning!

5 December 2014 marks the first anniversary of President Nelson Mandela’s passing.  On this day, government, working hand-in-hand with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will hold an official ceremony to remember Madiba.

We will use the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s passing to make a call to all South Africans, and the world, to keep his memory alive by living his values and continuing with efforts aimed at ensuring that all humanity lives in a society where peace, tolerance, the rule of law, justice and human rights form the cornerstone of our daily lives.

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Address by the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, MP, on the occasion of the launch of the 2014 State of the World Youth Population Report. Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 November 2014

Programme Director;
Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu;
The Director-General of Social Development, Mr Coceko Pakade;
Dr Esther Muia, Country representative of the UNFPA in South Africa;
Dr Jean-Francois Kobiane, President of the Union for African Population Studies;
Senior government and UNFPA officials here present, and office bearers of the Union for African Population Studies;
Representatives of government departments, civil society organisation, and young people present;
Ladies and gentlemen;
 
Good afternoon!
 
It is both an honour and pleasure to be part of this historic launch of the 2014 State of the World Population Report with the theme: “The Power of 1.8 Billion: adolescents, youth and the transformation of the future”.
 
I do take this opportunity to applaud the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the 2014 State of the World Population Report, as it provides the latest trends and statistics on adolescent and youth populations worldwide which then gives us an opportunity to reflect on ourselves as South Africa, how we are doing compared to the rest of the globe concerning the issues contained in this report regarding young people. Adolescents and Youth were also emphasised on the two previous State of the World Population Reports, which tells how important this segment of the population is.
 

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WORLD YOUTH TO REACH 1.8 BILLION, CAN NO LONGER BE IGNORED: 2014 STATE OF THE WORLD POPULATION REPORT Print E-mail
Monday, 17 November 2014

Media Advisory

According to the State of the World Population Report 2014 titled: “The power of 1.8 billion: adolescents, youth and the transformation of the future” the young population of the world will this year reach 1.8 billion; making it difficult for governments across the world not to prioritise youth matters in development policies and planning.

The Report, to be launched by the Department of Social Development on November 18, is released annually and is a compilation of global population trends, data and statistics.

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