Reply by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on questions posed in National Assembly for oral reply
3 Nov 2010
Dr G W Koornhof (ANC) to ask the Deputy President:
Whether the Government remains on course in its endeavor to create a non-racial South Africa which is premised on the principle that South Africa belongs to all who live in it?
Honourable member, we must continuously reiterate that South Africa comprises people who originate from many parts of the world who have brought with them values and cultures that over the intervening years have been blended into a rich tapestry of diversity.
Perhaps our greatest challenge in this country is not merely striving to be tolerant of this diversity, but to actively explore it, engage with it and ultimately to understand and harness it.
In this way a central vision that defines the parameters of progressive and critical discourse is one that says we as South Africans are one people with one destiny.
And it is this galvanising vision that will sustain our spirit in the course of fighting against poverty and inequality, and that will keep us as a people focused on building a non-racial future for all.
It therefore, remains our collective responsibility to keep championing the vision of building a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa.
I thank you.
Issued by: The Presidency
3 Nov 2010
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