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National Assembly Farewell Speech by Mr Trevor A Manuel, MP Minister In The Presidency: National Planning Commission

I want to thank the Speaker and the Parliamentary Oversight Authority for their indulgence in granting me the opportunity to address the House today. I leave with amazing memories and a rich experience of participation in the life of this institution and in building a democracy.

11 March 2014

Address to the Gauteng Senior Management Service, Trevor Manuel, MP, Minister in The Presidency: National Planning Commission

I must indicate that we used up luck and fruit, so as per the Auditor-General‘s report the presentations this days are actually quite fruitless.

14 November 2013

Farewell speech by Minister Trevor Manuel for Ms Susan Van Der Merwe, National Assembly

I am honoured to have the privilege of making a farewell speech to Ms Susan van der Merwe today. It does, however, feel a bit strange that we are experiencing the voluntary departure of someone this young.

13 November 2013

Address to Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry District Six Homecoming Centre, Trevor Manuel, Minister in The Presidency: National Planning Commission

Thank you for the opportunity to address this afternoon and for adapting your programme to accommodate me at this earlier time.

07 November 2013

Address to Helen Suzman Foundation Roundtable, Gordon Institute of Business Science by Trevor Manuel - Chaiperson: National Planning Commission

It is very important that we understand the National Development Programme in respect of two views. The first is its lateral positioning. The National Planning Commission is not government.

04 November 2013

Speech by Minister in The Presidency: National Planning Commission Trevor A Manuel, MP at Inaugural Isibalo Annual Lecture, Senate Room, Wits University

I want to express my sincere appreciation to Wits University, and in particular, to the Demography and Population Studies Programme for their initiative in convening this annual lecture series.

22 October 2013

Speech by Minister in The Presidency: National Planning Commission during GovTech 2013 Conference, Cape Town Internationa Convention Centre

Arriving here this morning, the Chairperson and I had some concerns about the attendance because we concluded that it was rather unfair to invite this many technical people to listen to speeches when they would rather be at the exhibition where all the gadgetry was on display – it is like trying to drag kids out of a candy store.

22 October 2013

Public Protector Good Governance Conference implementing the National Development Plan in context, Trevor A Manuel, Minister in The Presidency: National Planning Commission, CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria

The timing of the conference is apposite because as approach the twentieth year of our democracy, it is important that we introspect. By introspecting we need to learn about ourselves; we need to apply what we know; evaluate it against a set of objectives that we have always had for this country, for the quality of life of our citizens and be brutally honest about how we address the tasks at hand. The purpose of such introspection is not mere navel-gazing but to ensure that our people know that their lives are getting better and that we are focused on poverty eradication.

21 October 2013

The Sixth Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Lecture a memorial to Dullah Omar Unisa Senate Hall, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, Trevor A Manuel, MP, Minister In The Presidency: National Planning Commission

Let me express appreciation to the Unisa Institute for Social and Health Sciences for the honour of delivering this lecture. Dullah Omar was my comrade, friend and mentor, so the privilege of recalling his contribution is truly profound.

11 October 2013

The Ruth First Memorial Lecture 12 months on: Marikana and its meaning for the NDP Wits Great Hall Trevor Manuel – Chairperson: National Planning Commission

Thank you for the opportunity to address you here this evening. This lecture is exceedingly difficult for at least three reasons.

29 August 2013




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