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5th OR Tambo Edu Tour lecture delivered by Deputy Minister Bapela at Nelson Mandela Freedom Square, Tanzania

I bring you warm greetings from our President, Hon JG Zuma who requested me to deliver this lecture on his behalf. On this occasion of the 5th OR Tambo Educational Tour and against the backdrop of the 37th Anniversary of the June 1976 uprisings, it is relevant that the theme for this lecture has been termed “Youth leveraging heritage towards better African democracies.”

22 June 2013

Presidency Budget Vote Speech 2013 DM Obed Bapela, MP

Let me also join the millions in prayer in wishing Tata Madiba, to good health.

12 June 2013

Address by the Deputy Minister for Performance Monitoring, Evaluation as well as Administration, Mr Obed Bapela, on the Budget Vote of The Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

In 2009, in response to the call for a more responsive and interactive government, President JacobZuma established the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation. Since then the Department has been implementing a number of monitoring initiatives. The Minister has already referred to some of the initiatives.

28 May 2013

MDDA Budget Vote Speech by Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr Obed Bapela

Today I feel privileged to stand before this house to deliver this budget vote, as we celebrate Africa month and also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the OAU under the theme "Pan Africanism and African Renaissance".

09 May 2013

Speaking notes of the Deputy Minister in the Presidency, PME, Honourable Obed Bapela on the occasion of the Ilitha Labantu Youth Summit

Today we are living in a very youthful world with almost half of the current global population under the age of 35 and that the majority of these youth account for the large share of the working population. Young people are increasingly becoming the focus of international attention and their ambitions and goals are often in accord with those of society as a whole.

15 January 2013

Keynote address by the Deputy Minister in The Presidency for PME, Mr Obed Bapela, MP on the occasion of launching the Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers at UNISA, Pretoria

Last week on the 1st of November 2012, we celebrated the 7th Africa Youth day since the decision was taken by the African Union Heads of State in Banjul in 2006. The celebration took place under this year’s theme of “Africa must deliver as one to empower African youth for sustainable development.”

08 November 2012

Speech by the Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Mr Obed Bapela, MP on the occasion of the 50th National Day Celebration of The People’s Democratic Republic Of Algeria

It is my pleasure on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, to join the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in the celebration of their 50th anniversary of National Independence.

07 November 2012

Speaking Notes for The Hon. Deputy Minister Obed Bapela on the occasion of Government Communicators' Forum

Thank you, to the acting CEO, Ms.Phumla Williams, I am indeed honored to be addressing this year's Government Communication's Forum, it is my understanding that the GCF takes place three times a year and is attended by senior communicators from national and provincial government as well as those from State Owned Entities. It is a platform through which the GCIS aligns the government message with the delivery from government institutions, and this particular Forum's focus is on the key strategic decisions taken by Cabinet at the mid-year Lekgotla with the aim of developing communication plans to support the decisions and pronouncements of the Lekgotla

14 September 2012

Speech of the Deputy Minister Obed Bapela is his capacity as Chairperson of the Alexandra Centenary and Heritage Association at the Arbor Month planting of 1000 tree

It is indeed an honour and a privilege to address you as we enter the "Heritage Month, which is also “Arbor Month.”

31 August 2012

Welcome Notes for the Hon. Deputy Minister Obed Bapela MP, at the Workshop on Performance Monitoring and Evaluation for the Parliamentary Appropriations Committee, 10 - 12 July 2012

Firstly let me tender an apology on behalf of the Hon. Minister Collins Chabane who was assigned by the President to travel to South Sudan.

12 July 2012




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