Speeches for 2008
24 September 2008
21 September 2008
Remarks by President Thabo Mbeki to Designated Heads of Mission during Credentials Ceremony, Presidential Guesthouse, PretoriaThank you very much Ambassador and a very warm welcome indeed.
18 September 2008
Address of the President of South Africa and Commander-in-Chief of the SANDF, Thabo Mbeki, on the occasion of the Presidential Fleet review - Simonstown"Presidential Order of the Day - we wish you and the South African Navy every success in ensuring the maritime security of our nation and helping to underwrite and guarantee the liberty, the sovereignty, the pride and dignity of our people."
05 September 2008
Address of the Chairperson of SADC and President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, during the funeral of the late Zambian President, Levy Mwanawasa, Lusaka, ZambiaThe untimely death of His Excellency, President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, is an enormous loss not only to the nation of Zambia and the Southern African community but the African continent as a whole.
03 September 2008
Toast Remarks of the President of the Republic of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, at the State Banquet in honour of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez: TshwaneOn behalf of the government and the people of South Africa, I am truly honoured to welcome you Your Excellency and your esteemed delegation on this auspicious occasion and wish you a fruitful and enjoyable stay in South Africa.
02 September 2008
First Raymond Mhlaba Annual Memorial Lecture delivered by the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityOn the day we buried Oom Ray, Raymond Mhlaba, on February 27, 2005, I had the honour to deliver the Funeral Oration. On that day I said:
22 August 2008
Address of the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, at the Women''s Parliament: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Cape TownI am very honoured to address you today, on the occasion of the Fourth Women’s Parliament since its establishment in 2005.
19 August 2008
Statement of the Chairperson of SADC and President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, on the occasion of the Launch of the SADC Free Trade Area, Sandton, South AfricaTwenty six years ago, on this day, the 17th of August, one of the committed activists of the ANC was killed by a letter bomb in Maputo, Mozambique.
17 August 2008
Address of the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, on the occasion of Women''s Day: Ga-Motlatla, Ditsobotla Local Municipality, North-West ProvinceThis day, National Women’s Day, is of great historical value to all of us as we continue to pursue our goal of a united, non-racist, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa which prides itself on the values enshrined in our Constitution.
09 August 2008