Aaron Motsoaledi

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Aaron Motsoaledi told ( about Association ) : “This former employee says that he contacted the acting CEO and without her knowledge he taped her. In February, I received another letter. The Public Service Association sent me a letter telling the man who made the allegation is their member and asked me to suspend the acting CEO and investigate her,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “He claimed I am being lobbied by senior ANC members and directors-general. And that I have business dealings with the acting CEO,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The borders remain closed ... there is no decision from the national coronavirus command council or the cabinet to open the borders,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Comrade Mini, you served the nation with distinction, we shall forever be inspired by your good life and immense contribution to society. I have never seen you being overwhelmed by any problem” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They (the escapees) were tipped off by guards that they would be leaving early and that they could do what they want,” External link

citizen Monday, May 11, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "This escape is an inside job. I can assure you it's an inside job," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "There is a war between them (security guards) and their employer. We are collateral damage," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “We can’t deal with them because we haven’t employed them, but we will certainly deal with the company,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “There is a war between them (security guards) and their employer, we are collateral damage,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I will deal with their company. When their company deals with them, they mustn’t come to me, I didn’t hire anyone of them… we will deal with the company,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “You can’t stop anyone who wants to go back home; in the same way, South Africans who want to return, they cannot be stopped” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We have never stopped the Germans, the Brazilians and all that. They have sent planes here to collect them, why would we stop the Africans?” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : "Right from the time the lockdown was announced by the president, we have never stopped anybody from going back home" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We don’t expect people during the lockdown to go and apply for an extension of their permits. We will understand and we will deal with the matter after the 21 days,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, April 6, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We are the only continent that has its leaders seeking medical services outside the continent, outside our territory. We must be ashamed," External link

ibtimes-sg Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The borders have been closed for people but now the amendment is that the Minister, or a person designated by him, may allow a person to enter or exit the Republic for emergency medical attention for a life threatening condition,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “A person seeking urgent medical attention for a life-threatening condition may also be allowed to enter or exit the country, provided they’re given permission by the Minister of Home Affairs or the person designated by him,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This means South Africans who are in other countries can come through the borders - provided they’re given permission and people who want to [exit] the borders may now be allowed,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “What was more disturbing was the number of trucks on the bridge itself trying to get onto the Zimbabwean side,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “What was more disturbing was the number of trucks on the bridge itself trying to get onto the Zimbabwean side,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are issuing these because it is safe to do so. They are repeats. We can easily check them against the Home Affairs National Identification system and the National Population Register,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We don't issue passports at all because there's no movement of people,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I want to state here that this fake news tends to be more dangerous than the virus itself,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have only one border post with Zimbabwe, that's Beitbridge, and we will never close that one of course," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We have only one border post with Zimbabwe, that’s Beitbridge, and we will never close that one of course,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi declared : “most people are not documented because they came here to commit a crime” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “but specifically in the visa requirement we want a certificate to indicate that they have undergone a test and were found to be coronavirus free in those tests” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “but specifically in the visa requirement we want a certificate to indicate that they have undergone a test and were found to be coronavirus free in those tests” “If they present that certificate as part of their visa application, we’ll certainly allow them in” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The only way to stop people from coming is through visas. We are now going to start asking for visas and health certificates,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have decided to close 35 boarder posts with Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, eSwatini, and Botswana. As for the Beitbridge border post, that one we will never close," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We will close three border posts with Mozambique, which means only one will remain operating because we had four. We will close five border posts with Namibia, and only two will remain operating because we had seven. "We have only one border post with Zimbabwe, that’s Beitbridge, and we will never close that one of course,” External link

the-star Monday, March 16, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “All these 35 (ports of entry) have never had commercial activity anyway. It was only movement of people, pedestrians and cars. The second criteria we used to select these 35 is that they never had department of health port authorities, meaning they don’t have capacity to check anybody for health – things like temperature and all that. They only have police and home affairs officials,” External link

the-star Monday, March 16, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “and we’ll never close that one, of course” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 16, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In various meetings of state organs and other stakeholders, convened by the SAHRC, a consensus was reached that the only way forward is reintegration of the protesters back to communities in which they were staying before embarking on the protest action. Indeed, some have already gone back to such communities,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “These porous borders lead to, amongst others, illegal crossing of people, illicit goods, drugs, trafficking of people, particularly of women and children, and stolen vehicles,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The BMA Bill is long overdue. I welcome the passing of the Bill by the National Assembly. The BMA will enable the country to manage its borders in a manner that facilitates trade and plugs holes in our porous borders. These porous borders lead to, amongst others, illegal crossing of people, illicit goods, drugs, trafficking of people, particularly of women and children, and stolen vehicles,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The Department does not tolerate corruption and malfeasance and action is taken whenever we become aware of such," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The Department does not tolerate corruption and malfeasance and action is taken whenever we become aware of such," External link

nampa Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi claimed : "Countries that have been democratically elected … you might not like them, you might not like their economy, their principles, but the fact is that they were democratically elected in an election that was supervised and passed by international organisations" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The bill on this has already been passed in the NCOP [National Council of Provinces]. It's just waiting to go to the National Assembly,” External link

sanews Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “What is now left is for the National Assembly to consider the amendments made and process the Bill further” External link

clubofmozambique Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We all know the frustration of travelers when they go through Beitbridge: the long queues, the long waiting times, the congestion," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "When we move over to this model, people and trucks will only stop once at a border and be processed by both countries. We are pursuing the OSBP in association with other government agencies," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This model means that people and trucks will be processed by both countries under one roof. When we move over to this model, people and trucks will only stop once at a border and be processed by both countries [at that one point],” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ports [of entry] will be developed in partnership with the private sector through public-private partnerships, and with our neighbouring countries,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The masterplan for the development of Beit Bridge has been finalised and we are in the process of appointing a service provider,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “These consortia are made up of construction companies and related professional services, such as engineering firms,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When we move over to this model, people and trucks will only stop once at a border and be processed by both countries. We are pursuing the OSBP in association with other government agencies,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It will improve the way South Africa handles border management, so as to assist the country in delivering on regional mechanisms vital for the envisaged integration and free trade area for our beloved continent,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We shall spare no effort in rooting out corruption and malfeasance in all its forms in the department. The department will work with the police and all law enforcement agencies to ensure that transgressors face the full might of the law," External link

iol Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The department will work with the police and all law enforcement agencies to ensure that transgressors face the full might of the law,” External link

citizen Friday, January 17, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The department will work with the police and all law enforcement agencies to ensure that transgressors face the full might of the law,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 17, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, 'I am a refugee, just protect me.' They went there and said, 'I am a freedom fighter,'" External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

voanews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi disse : "As pessoas do ANC que viviam nesses países não foram como refugiados a pedir protecção, foram assumindo-se como combatentes da liberdade" External link

portalangop Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

nypost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, 'I am a refugee, just protect me.' They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

missoulian Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, 'I am a refugee, just protect me.' They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, 'I am a refugee, just protect me.' They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We realized that there were too many weak points and gaps [in the Refugee Act]," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We realized that there were too many weak points and gaps [in the Refugee Act]," External link

dw-en Friday, January 10, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are talking of countries that sit with us at [the African Union], sitting together to resolve some of these problems. Countries that have been democratically elected… you might not like them, you might not like their economy, their principles, but the fact is that they were democratically elected in an election that was supervised and passed by international organisations,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 9, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We realized that there were too many weak points and gaps [in the Refugee Act]," External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They are still South Africans. They haven’t renounced (their citizenship),” “What I know is some of them have applied for their (renewed) passports. I think their pages are full or expired,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 26, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The implementation protocols with border law enforcement agencies for the mandatory co-ordination of their respective functions within the border law enforcement area and at ports of entry must be finalised within six months of the Bill being signed into an Act,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The reason we want to expedite the establishment of the BMA is because we concede that due to the porousness of our borders, law enforcement agencies of the country are not able to be present everywhere where criminal acts like this are taking place,” External link

citizen Monday, December 2, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “I have directed the BMA project management office to focus their initial efforts in strengthening the borderline between Limpopo and Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga and Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal with Mozambique,” “We want to assure South Africans that we take this matter seriously. We have contacted the SA National Defence Force and the ministry of transport” External link

citizen Monday, December 2, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “As of Friday, November 8, 2019, foreign children can enter and depart the country without being required to provide birth certificates, consent letters, and other supporting documents relating to proof of parentage,” “It is significant that we have completed the policy changes in the week in which President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the second investment conference. We anticipate that this change will have a positive impact on tourism as we approach the holiday season” External link

newsday Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : "I Dr Pakitshe Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Home Affairs has with the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31 (2) of the Immigration Act 2002 Act number 13 of 2002 decided to grant a waiver to foreign children from visa exempt countries entering or departing the Republic from complying with the provisions of Regulation 6 of the immigration regulations 2014. The department is in the process of finalising amendments to the immigration Regulations in this regard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This improvement in our admissions policy builds on the work the department has been doing to contribute to economic growth and investment. As of Friday, 8 November 2019, foreign children can enter and depart the country without being required to provide birth certificates, consent letters, and other supporting documents relating to proof of parentage,” External link

zimeye Monday, November 11, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “As of [8 November 2019], foreign children can enter and depart the country without being required to provide birth certificates, consent letters and other supporting documents relating to proof of parentage,” External link

sanews Monday, November 11, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We anticipate that this change will have a positive impact on tourism as we approach the holiday season,” External link

sanews Monday, November 11, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “It is significant that we have completed the policy changes in the week in which President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the second investment conference. We anticipate that this change will have a positive impact on tourism as we approach the holiday season,” External link

zimeye Monday, November 11, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The reason we want to change the current marriage policy is because it is wrong, and it is not working for South Africans,” “And none of the three (policies) recognise Muslim, Hindu or Jewish marriages or the marriages in traditional royal families. We can’t go on excluding so many people” External link

iol Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “At the present moment, there is no law in the country that stops children from getting married. Parents give the wrong consent at times for when they want money and sell their daughter to get a herd of cattle,” “Parliament ratified it in 2013, but we never put a practical law to stop it. Part of this new law must stop young people from getting married. It must be illegal” External link

iol Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The Lesotho permit is expiring in December. I am already in the process of renewing it,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “The argument from Home Affairs was that it was to stop child-trafficking,” “Then we said no, no let’s not trouble tourists with this. Let’s find our own way of fighting child-trafficking, rather than using this method, which interferes with tourism” External link

citizen Monday, October 14, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “Joint and special operations to combat illegal migration are planned and conducted by law enforcement agencies at national, provincial and local level through inter-governmental security structures. All metro municipalities are represented in local security, provincial and national structures such as the provincial joint operational structures and the national structure,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We are not banning sugar. We are just saying take them in moderate amounts. Every life minute of our existence we are being fed with these substances. It's an overload on the human body," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens," "I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier" External link

coastweek Friday, August 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens," External link

coastweek Friday, August 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department has already sent directives to ports of entry, airlines and our missions abroad informing them of the removal of visa requirements for nationals of these countries who wish to visit our beautiful country for tourism of business meetings," External link

coastweek Friday, August 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens," "I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department has already sent directives to ports of entry, airlines and our missions abroad informing them of the removal of visa requirements for nationals of these countries who wish to visit our beautiful country for tourism of business meetings," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens. I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department has an important contribution to make in growing tourism and by extension growing the economy and creating jobs," "We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens" External link

iol Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saudi ) : “As from today, 15 August 2019, travellers from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand will no longer require a visa to visit South Africa for holidays, conferencing and business meeting visits. We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens. I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier,” External link

gov-za Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The Department of Home Affairs has an important contribution to make in growing tourism and by extension growing the economy and creating jobs. We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens,” External link

gov-za Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The department has already sent directives to ports of entry, airlines and our missions abroad informing them of the removal of visa requirements for nationals of these countries who wish to visit our beautiful country for tourism of business meetings,” External link

gov-za Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The rest of new applicants are encouraged to apply as they enter the Republic in refugee offices closer to northern ports of entry as most applicants enter through those ports,” External link

iol Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Currently there are 389 574 uncollected ID documents," External link

iol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "In order to normalise the environment and to ensure our offices open on Saturdays or weekends, the department is to re-open negotiations with organised labour as well as the Department of Public Service Administration to allow work on weekends through the introduction of a shift system or alternatively performance of remunerated overtime," External link

iol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The mobile units will be deployed in the hard to reach areas across the country, including the Eastern Cape once the modernisation process is concluded," External link

iol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We will immediately enter into discussions with them about how a visa-free regime will work. We still have some homework to do for 3 countries whose combined populations make up close to 30% of the world’s population i.e. China, India and Nigeria,” External link

dailypost Friday, July 12, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “E-visa will make it easier for tourists to visit, and for companies to acquire employees with critical skills. It will be an online application with a risk-based adjudication and issuance of your visa electronically, as opposed to a hard copy. On receiving the electronic message by email, you just continue straight to your airport and head on to South Africa,” External link

thenational Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : "The President has announced in the SONA in both February and June that we will accelerate the implementation of e-visa system.E-visa will make it easier for tourists to visit, and for companies to acquire employees with critical skills," External link

iol Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi announced : “Today, we wish to announce an addition to our visa – free countries. These are: Qatar, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe,” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department does not provide shelter to asylum seekers and refugees," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Senzo Mchunu ) : “My chief of staff paid R500 to him (Sokhela). He received a call that Senzo (Mchunu) wanted urgent help but he (the caller) could not get hold of me. He wanted R500 from him (the official). "That guy is very clever because he chooses high officials and he knows that they will pay because they'd be doing a favour for their principal. In my case it was the official who lost money because my name was used to solicit the money,” External link

iol Monday, March 11, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Senzo Mchunu ) : “My chief of staff paid R500 to him (Sokhela). He received a call that Senzo (Mchunu) wanted urgent help but he (the caller) could not get hold of me. He wanted R500 from him (the official). "That guy is very clever because he chooses high officials and he knows that they will pay because they'd be doing a favour for their principal. In my case it was the official who lost money because my name was used to solicit the money,” External link

the-star Monday, March 11, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “For the first time in the history of South Africa, NHI is going to make sure that receiving healthcare has nothing to do with the depth of your pocket,” External link

sanews Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "You had no reason to protect one Cyril Ramaphosa," External link

irishsun Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Our comrades have died of such statements," External link

irishsun Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The 7th of February is a week after they should have been paid. Being paid a week later than expected is by itself not acceptable. It is very difficult for the Ministry to fathom what difficulty could managers encounter that would lead to non-payment of a salary,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am calling on the very few provinces, who have not yet finalised this very simple task of paying somebody their well-deserved salary, to make sure that no intolerable excuse is forwarded to the affected health workers on the 11th,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The biggest problems in the health sector were identified to be shortage of staff and lack of maintenance of equipment and infrastructure. Therefore artisans, architects and engineers are an essential component of the health workforce,” External link

businessday Monday, December 10, 2018 8:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This announcement, which will result in the filling of more than 5 300 posts in the health departments of the nine provinces from the beginning of January 2019, in addition to being a product of the presidential stimulus package, is also the implementation of the recommendations of the presidential health summit held a few weeks ago,” “The president had announced the stimulus package to kick-start the economy. With regards to health, he had also stated that there will be a stimulus for health in three areas – human resources, hospital beds, and hospital linen” External link

citizen Sunday, December 9, 2018 10:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “There are three things that can happen to you when you get listeriosis; you can get flu-like symptoms or diarrhoea, septicaemia, which is the infection of the whole bloodstream and meningoencephalitis, meaning your brain and membrane surrounding the brain are infected” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:58:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Stroke Foundation ) : “Stroke can happen to anyone at any age, and its recovery is a gradual and demanding process, but family and community support is key for patients to recover hence care from people around one is so important,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Joe Maila ) : “I am not able to accept that. I have tried. I know it’s irrational. I caught myself this week at least twice when I was listening to the radio or watching television and when something is said about the department that needs to be corrected; I caught myself dialling Joe’s number, breaking down thereafter when I realise it is not going to be answered for Joe is no more,” External link

sanews Friday, October 27, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “He was never scared of challenging my views and present me with a perspective to understand how the media works and how to approach them,” External link

sanews Friday, October 27, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Joe Maila ) : "I'm sure colleagues in the media can attest to this ... I never regarded Joe as a spin doctor, as many government spokespersons are always referred to. I'm not saying anything about the others, but I never thought of him as a spin doctor for two reasons," External link

iol Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "As long as a single child remains unvaccinated from this potentially fatal infectious disease, all other children attending school with him or her are at risk of contracting polio, hence we recommended that children under the age of five be immunised against this most common childhood diseases at the nearest health care facility," External link

sanews Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Immunisations for childhood vaccine preventable diseases are available free of charge at all times at public health facilities, hence we urge all parents and care givers to bring along the Road to Health Booklet when they take their children for immunisations," External link

sanews Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Joe Maila ) : “The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known to the Ministry. Joe Maila is survived by his wife and two children. I appeal to the media and members of the community to allow the family space to deal with his death,” External link

sanews Monday, October 23, 2017 3:39:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “will greatly benefit our patients due to its superior therapeutic qualities,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We hold the work of the Forensic Laboratory Services in high regard and therefore expect nothing less than professionalism, high standards of ethics and absolute honesty. Any breach of strict protocols and procedures by officials in such a sensitive sector is regarded in a very serious light and will not be tolerated. It is unacceptable" External link

sanews Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am excited about this innovative agreement, which will allow the government of South Africa to accelerate the introduction of the dolutegravir-based fixed-dose combination, which will greatly benefit our patients due to its superior therapeutic qualities,” External link

enca Friday, September 22, 2017 4:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The considerable price reductions could yield savings of up to R11.7 billion over the next six years for us, which means that we can initiate additional patients on treatment with the same amount of resources. Ramping up treatment with good viral suppression will enable us to reach HIV epidemic control more quickly. We are aiming at launching the new tender in April 2018,” External link

enca Friday, September 22, 2017 4:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "It is common sense that this should happen because both South Africa and Zimbabwe are members of what we call Elimination 8 and the thrust here is to end malaria by 2030 and there is no country here that can do it alone, it can't work more so. Most of these things know no borders. Mosquitoes do not need a passport to attack, so we need to work together," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have to be brave and face the people who are killing us. Hon Chair, Coca-Cola products are poisonous. They have sugar and when people get sick, we start to say they have been poisoned," "Maybe we have been captured. In my country, there is this thing called capture, maybe we have been captured. We have to take the devil among us. It's high time we attended to this issue" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Gauteng Health ) : “There is a flurry of activity between the office [of health standards compliance] and a group of lawyers…they are representing the head of department of Gauteng Health and the implicated health officials who feel aggrieved by findings of the ombudsman and they want to challenge them,” External link

enca Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are not saying it must be destroyed [but it should] make it possible for [them] to be utilised by all South Africans,” External link

news24 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When they do all these, they have no obligation to inform the Department of Health, so they have no way of knowing them or their numbers. However, if they wish to remain in the public sector, we have at least 147 posts available for them,” External link

iol Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Yes it has an impact. There are hospitals in South Africa who couldn't have had doctors if it wasn't for Cuba. The reason why we send students to train there is that there is still a huge need for doctors... our system is producing very little of them," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : "This category [of doctors past their community service phase] has caused a lot of confusion in the media and amongst members of the public. There is misconception that the state has a statutory obligation for them, like interns and community service," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "When they do all these, they have no obligation to inform the department of health, so they have no way of knowing them or their numbers. However, if they wish to remain in the public sector, we have at least 147 posts available for them," "So the 135 doctors quoted in the media who are said to be without jobs may contact us because we don't know them. We can advise them of the available posts. It is up to them to choose from amongst these, but they can't claim to be unemployed" External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have found that 13 doctors who are on that list are duplicates, 12 are part of the 22 who have declined placement and nine did not apply as required. The remainder are foreign nationals who have not yet been placed because we have to complete South Africans first," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "There are still 45 positions of internships available," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The financing of healthcare is not dedicated to those who need it. Healthcare financing is in favour of the well-to-do. The time for that to change has arrived," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:02:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When people ask me whether this is a private or public hospital, I tell them it's a 'new animal' that we have not seen in the country,” “Children are going to enter this hospital according to their needs, not according to the depths of their pockets. Government will support the hospital forever, we have been working with hospital's trust” External link

iol Friday, December 2, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Many of us share the love of children regardless of race and our different backgrounds. Sadly many children are neglected and raised in poverty,” “According to the United Nations, 151 million children around the world grow up with one of their parents dead” External link

iol Friday, December 2, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Healthcare financing is in favour of the rich against the poor. The time for that to change has arrived. Universal coverage is the equaliser of healthcare,” External link

iol Friday, December 2, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
health minister54.70%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
minister25.74%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
ministre sud-africain0.07%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
ministro sul-africano da saúde0.07%PT08/31/201731/08/2017
minister of health7.21%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
south african health minister2.54%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
african health minister1.78%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
ministre sud-africain de la santé1.58%FR08/29/201729/08/2017
deputy0.07%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
national health minister0.69%EN03/15/201715/03/2017
ministro de saúde0.27%PT02/07/201707/02/2017
mp0.14%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
public works minister0.14%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
ministre de la santé1.03%FR11/28/201628/11/2016
science technology minister0.07%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
speaker0.14%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
tourism minister0.14%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
trade and industry minister0.21%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
national minister of health0.14%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
member0.41%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
south african minister of health0.62%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
african minister of health0.27%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
ministro da saúde0.07%PT07/21/201621/07/2016
current health minister0.89%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
minister of south africa0.07%EN07/17/201617/07/2016
under health minister0.07%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
committee member0.21%EN06/24/201624/06/2016
minister for health0.07%EN06/11/201611/06/2016
former minister of health0.07%EN05/22/201622/05/2016
minister of health0.21%SA08/21/201421/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Aaron MotsoalediEN70.72%
Aaron MotsoalediFR8.95%
Aaron MotsoalediPT5.47%
Aaron MotsoalediDE4.87%
Aaron MotsoalediES4.78%
Aaron MotsoalediAF4.69%
Pakishe Aaron MotsoalediFR0.26%
Aaron MotsoalediSA0.09%
Aaron MotsoalediSW0.09%
Pakishe Aaron MotsoalediEN0.09%


 
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Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : "I Dr Pakitshe Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Home Affairs has with the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31 (2) of the Immigration Act 2002 Act number 13 of 2002 decided to grant a waiver to foreign children from visa exempt countries entering or departing the Republic from complying with the provisions of Regulation 6 of the immigration regulations 2014. The department is in the process of finalising amendments to the immigration Regulations in this regard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Sizwe Pamla said ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : “Motsoaledi, unfortunately, has been more than flexible. None of us can predict or explain where he stands. He has made some positive statements, but his actions make us doubt we can count on him as the person to really give us NHI,” “He says all the right things, but the feedback we get from people on the ground is different to his public statements” External link

businessday Sunday, December 9, 2018 8:11:00 PM EAT

Wilmot James added ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : “The Minister must get to the bottom of how this avertable tragedy could have been avoided‚ especially considering that the responsible officials had been warned by the Wits occupational therapy class – health professionals in training with no axe to grind. As DGs have an obligation to report to Ministers‚ questions should be directed at the Minister Motsoaledi for his role in this tragedy‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:04:00 PM EAT

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Aaron Motsoaledi told ( about Association ) : “This former employee says that he contacted the acting CEO and without her knowledge he taped her. In February, I received another letter. The Public Service Association sent me a letter telling the man who made the allegation is their member and asked me to suspend the acting CEO and investigate her,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “He claimed I am being lobbied by senior ANC members and directors-general. And that I have business dealings with the acting CEO,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The borders remain closed ... there is no decision from the national coronavirus command council or the cabinet to open the borders,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Comrade Mini, you served the nation with distinction, we shall forever be inspired by your good life and immense contribution to society. I have never seen you being overwhelmed by any problem” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They (the escapees) were tipped off by guards that they would be leaving early and that they could do what they want,” External link

citizen Monday, May 11, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "This escape is an inside job. I can assure you it's an inside job," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "There is a war between them (security guards) and their employer. We are collateral damage," External link

allafrica Monday, May 11, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “We can’t deal with them because we haven’t employed them, but we will certainly deal with the company,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “There is a war between them (security guards) and their employer, we are collateral damage,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I will deal with their company. When their company deals with them, they mustn’t come to me, I didn’t hire anyone of them… we will deal with the company,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “You can’t stop anyone who wants to go back home; in the same way, South Africans who want to return, they cannot be stopped” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We have never stopped the Germans, the Brazilians and all that. They have sent planes here to collect them, why would we stop the Africans?” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi says : "Right from the time the lockdown was announced by the president, we have never stopped anybody from going back home" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We don’t expect people during the lockdown to go and apply for an extension of their permits. We will understand and we will deal with the matter after the 21 days,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, April 6, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We are the only continent that has its leaders seeking medical services outside the continent, outside our territory. We must be ashamed," External link

ibtimes-sg Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The borders have been closed for people but now the amendment is that the Minister, or a person designated by him, may allow a person to enter or exit the Republic for emergency medical attention for a life threatening condition,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “A person seeking urgent medical attention for a life-threatening condition may also be allowed to enter or exit the country, provided they’re given permission by the Minister of Home Affairs or the person designated by him,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This means South Africans who are in other countries can come through the borders - provided they’re given permission and people who want to [exit] the borders may now be allowed,” External link

sanews Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “What was more disturbing was the number of trucks on the bridge itself trying to get onto the Zimbabwean side,” External link

sanews Saturday, March 28, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “What was more disturbing was the number of trucks on the bridge itself trying to get onto the Zimbabwean side,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are issuing these because it is safe to do so. They are repeats. We can easily check them against the Home Affairs National Identification system and the National Population Register,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We don't issue passports at all because there's no movement of people,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I want to state here that this fake news tends to be more dangerous than the virus itself,” External link

businessday Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have only one border post with Zimbabwe, that's Beitbridge, and we will never close that one of course," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We have only one border post with Zimbabwe, that’s Beitbridge, and we will never close that one of course,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi declared : “most people are not documented because they came here to commit a crime” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “but specifically in the visa requirement we want a certificate to indicate that they have undergone a test and were found to be coronavirus free in those tests” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “but specifically in the visa requirement we want a certificate to indicate that they have undergone a test and were found to be coronavirus free in those tests” “If they present that certificate as part of their visa application, we’ll certainly allow them in” External link

citizen Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The only way to stop people from coming is through visas. We are now going to start asking for visas and health certificates,” External link

sanews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have decided to close 35 boarder posts with Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, eSwatini, and Botswana. As for the Beitbridge border post, that one we will never close," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We will close three border posts with Mozambique, which means only one will remain operating because we had four. We will close five border posts with Namibia, and only two will remain operating because we had seven. "We have only one border post with Zimbabwe, that’s Beitbridge, and we will never close that one of course,” External link

the-star Monday, March 16, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “All these 35 (ports of entry) have never had commercial activity anyway. It was only movement of people, pedestrians and cars. The second criteria we used to select these 35 is that they never had department of health port authorities, meaning they don’t have capacity to check anybody for health – things like temperature and all that. They only have police and home affairs officials,” External link

the-star Monday, March 16, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “and we’ll never close that one, of course” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 16, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “In various meetings of state organs and other stakeholders, convened by the SAHRC, a consensus was reached that the only way forward is reintegration of the protesters back to communities in which they were staying before embarking on the protest action. Indeed, some have already gone back to such communities,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “These porous borders lead to, amongst others, illegal crossing of people, illicit goods, drugs, trafficking of people, particularly of women and children, and stolen vehicles,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The BMA Bill is long overdue. I welcome the passing of the Bill by the National Assembly. The BMA will enable the country to manage its borders in a manner that facilitates trade and plugs holes in our porous borders. These porous borders lead to, amongst others, illegal crossing of people, illicit goods, drugs, trafficking of people, particularly of women and children, and stolen vehicles,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The Department does not tolerate corruption and malfeasance and action is taken whenever we become aware of such," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The Department does not tolerate corruption and malfeasance and action is taken whenever we become aware of such," External link

nampa Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi claimed : "Countries that have been democratically elected … you might not like them, you might not like their economy, their principles, but the fact is that they were democratically elected in an election that was supervised and passed by international organisations" External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The bill on this has already been passed in the NCOP [National Council of Provinces]. It's just waiting to go to the National Assembly,” External link

sanews Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “What is now left is for the National Assembly to consider the amendments made and process the Bill further” External link

clubofmozambique Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We all know the frustration of travelers when they go through Beitbridge: the long queues, the long waiting times, the congestion," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "When we move over to this model, people and trucks will only stop once at a border and be processed by both countries. We are pursuing the OSBP in association with other government agencies," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This model means that people and trucks will be processed by both countries under one roof. When we move over to this model, people and trucks will only stop once at a border and be processed by both countries [at that one point],” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ports [of entry] will be developed in partnership with the private sector through public-private partnerships, and with our neighbouring countries,” External link

businessday Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The masterplan for the development of Beit Bridge has been finalised and we are in the process of appointing a service provider,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “These consortia are made up of construction companies and related professional services, such as engineering firms,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When we move over to this model, people and trucks will only stop once at a border and be processed by both countries. We are pursuing the OSBP in association with other government agencies,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “It will improve the way South Africa handles border management, so as to assist the country in delivering on regional mechanisms vital for the envisaged integration and free trade area for our beloved continent,” External link

sanews Tuesday, February 11, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We shall spare no effort in rooting out corruption and malfeasance in all its forms in the department. The department will work with the police and all law enforcement agencies to ensure that transgressors face the full might of the law," External link

iol Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The department will work with the police and all law enforcement agencies to ensure that transgressors face the full might of the law,” External link

citizen Friday, January 17, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The department will work with the police and all law enforcement agencies to ensure that transgressors face the full might of the law,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 17, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

arkansasonline Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, 'I am a refugee, just protect me.' They went there and said, 'I am a freedom fighter,'" External link

irishsun Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

voanews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi disse : "As pessoas do ANC que viviam nesses países não foram como refugiados a pedir protecção, foram assumindo-se como combatentes da liberdade" External link

portalangop Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

nypost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, 'I am a refugee, just protect me.' They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

missoulian Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:17:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, 'I am a refugee, just protect me.' They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, 'I am a refugee, just protect me.' They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The ANC people who lived in countries did not go there to say, ‘I am a refugee, just protect me.’ They went there and said, ‘I am a freedom fighter,’” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We realized that there were too many weak points and gaps [in the Refugee Act]," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We realized that there were too many weak points and gaps [in the Refugee Act]," External link

dw-en Friday, January 10, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are talking of countries that sit with us at [the African Union], sitting together to resolve some of these problems. Countries that have been democratically elected… you might not like them, you might not like their economy, their principles, but the fact is that they were democratically elected in an election that was supervised and passed by international organisations,” External link

citizen Thursday, January 9, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We realized that there were too many weak points and gaps [in the Refugee Act]," External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “They are still South Africans. They haven’t renounced (their citizenship),” “What I know is some of them have applied for their (renewed) passports. I think their pages are full or expired,” External link

businessday Thursday, December 26, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The implementation protocols with border law enforcement agencies for the mandatory co-ordination of their respective functions within the border law enforcement area and at ports of entry must be finalised within six months of the Bill being signed into an Act,” External link

sanews Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The reason we want to expedite the establishment of the BMA is because we concede that due to the porousness of our borders, law enforcement agencies of the country are not able to be present everywhere where criminal acts like this are taking place,” External link

citizen Monday, December 2, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “I have directed the BMA project management office to focus their initial efforts in strengthening the borderline between Limpopo and Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga and Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal with Mozambique,” “We want to assure South Africans that we take this matter seriously. We have contacted the SA National Defence Force and the ministry of transport” External link

citizen Monday, December 2, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “As of Friday, November 8, 2019, foreign children can enter and depart the country without being required to provide birth certificates, consent letters, and other supporting documents relating to proof of parentage,” “It is significant that we have completed the policy changes in the week in which President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the second investment conference. We anticipate that this change will have a positive impact on tourism as we approach the holiday season” External link

newsday Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : "I Dr Pakitshe Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Home Affairs has with the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31 (2) of the Immigration Act 2002 Act number 13 of 2002 decided to grant a waiver to foreign children from visa exempt countries entering or departing the Republic from complying with the provisions of Regulation 6 of the immigration regulations 2014. The department is in the process of finalising amendments to the immigration Regulations in this regard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This improvement in our admissions policy builds on the work the department has been doing to contribute to economic growth and investment. As of Friday, 8 November 2019, foreign children can enter and depart the country without being required to provide birth certificates, consent letters, and other supporting documents relating to proof of parentage,” External link

zimeye Monday, November 11, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “As of [8 November 2019], foreign children can enter and depart the country without being required to provide birth certificates, consent letters and other supporting documents relating to proof of parentage,” External link

sanews Monday, November 11, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We anticipate that this change will have a positive impact on tourism as we approach the holiday season,” External link

sanews Monday, November 11, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “It is significant that we have completed the policy changes in the week in which President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the second investment conference. We anticipate that this change will have a positive impact on tourism as we approach the holiday season,” External link

zimeye Monday, November 11, 2019 12:10:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The reason we want to change the current marriage policy is because it is wrong, and it is not working for South Africans,” “And none of the three (policies) recognise Muslim, Hindu or Jewish marriages or the marriages in traditional royal families. We can’t go on excluding so many people” External link

iol Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “At the present moment, there is no law in the country that stops children from getting married. Parents give the wrong consent at times for when they want money and sell their daughter to get a herd of cattle,” “Parliament ratified it in 2013, but we never put a practical law to stop it. Part of this new law must stop young people from getting married. It must be illegal” External link

iol Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The Lesotho permit is expiring in December. I am already in the process of renewing it,” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “The argument from Home Affairs was that it was to stop child-trafficking,” “Then we said no, no let’s not trouble tourists with this. Let’s find our own way of fighting child-trafficking, rather than using this method, which interferes with tourism” External link

citizen Monday, October 14, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi added : “Joint and special operations to combat illegal migration are planned and conducted by law enforcement agencies at national, provincial and local level through inter-governmental security structures. All metro municipalities are represented in local security, provincial and national structures such as the provincial joint operational structures and the national structure,” External link

citizen Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:47:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We are not banning sugar. We are just saying take them in moderate amounts. Every life minute of our existence we are being fed with these substances. It's an overload on the human body," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:12:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens," "I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier" External link

coastweek Friday, August 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens," External link

coastweek Friday, August 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department has already sent directives to ports of entry, airlines and our missions abroad informing them of the removal of visa requirements for nationals of these countries who wish to visit our beautiful country for tourism of business meetings," External link

coastweek Friday, August 16, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens," "I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department has already sent directives to ports of entry, airlines and our missions abroad informing them of the removal of visa requirements for nationals of these countries who wish to visit our beautiful country for tourism of business meetings," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens. I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department has an important contribution to make in growing tourism and by extension growing the economy and creating jobs," "We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens" External link

iol Thursday, August 15, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Saudi ) : “As from today, 15 August 2019, travellers from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand will no longer require a visa to visit South Africa for holidays, conferencing and business meeting visits. We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens. I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier,” External link

gov-za Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The Department of Home Affairs has an important contribution to make in growing tourism and by extension growing the economy and creating jobs. We are constantly reviewing our operations to ensure that we relax entry requirements without compromising our responsibility towards the safety and security of our citizens,” External link

gov-za Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The department has already sent directives to ports of entry, airlines and our missions abroad informing them of the removal of visa requirements for nationals of these countries who wish to visit our beautiful country for tourism of business meetings,” External link

gov-za Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The rest of new applicants are encouraged to apply as they enter the Republic in refugee offices closer to northern ports of entry as most applicants enter through those ports,” External link

iol Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Currently there are 389 574 uncollected ID documents," External link

iol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "In order to normalise the environment and to ensure our offices open on Saturdays or weekends, the department is to re-open negotiations with organised labour as well as the Department of Public Service Administration to allow work on weekends through the introduction of a shift system or alternatively performance of remunerated overtime," External link

iol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The mobile units will be deployed in the hard to reach areas across the country, including the Eastern Cape once the modernisation process is concluded," External link

iol Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We will immediately enter into discussions with them about how a visa-free regime will work. We still have some homework to do for 3 countries whose combined populations make up close to 30% of the world’s population i.e. China, India and Nigeria,” External link

dailypost Friday, July 12, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “E-visa will make it easier for tourists to visit, and for companies to acquire employees with critical skills. It will be an online application with a risk-based adjudication and issuance of your visa electronically, as opposed to a hard copy. On receiving the electronic message by email, you just continue straight to your airport and head on to South Africa,” External link

thenational Thursday, July 11, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : "The President has announced in the SONA in both February and June that we will accelerate the implementation of e-visa system.E-visa will make it easier for tourists to visit, and for companies to acquire employees with critical skills," External link

iol Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi announced : “Today, we wish to announce an addition to our visa – free countries. These are: Qatar, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe,” External link

3NewsGhana Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The department does not provide shelter to asylum seekers and refugees," External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Senzo Mchunu ) : “My chief of staff paid R500 to him (Sokhela). He received a call that Senzo (Mchunu) wanted urgent help but he (the caller) could not get hold of me. He wanted R500 from him (the official). "That guy is very clever because he chooses high officials and he knows that they will pay because they'd be doing a favour for their principal. In my case it was the official who lost money because my name was used to solicit the money,” External link

iol Monday, March 11, 2019 3:35:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Senzo Mchunu ) : “My chief of staff paid R500 to him (Sokhela). He received a call that Senzo (Mchunu) wanted urgent help but he (the caller) could not get hold of me. He wanted R500 from him (the official). "That guy is very clever because he chooses high officials and he knows that they will pay because they'd be doing a favour for their principal. In my case it was the official who lost money because my name was used to solicit the money,” External link

the-star Monday, March 11, 2019 1:08:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “For the first time in the history of South Africa, NHI is going to make sure that receiving healthcare has nothing to do with the depth of your pocket,” External link

sanews Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "You had no reason to protect one Cyril Ramaphosa," External link

irishsun Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Our comrades have died of such statements," External link

irishsun Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The 7th of February is a week after they should have been paid. Being paid a week later than expected is by itself not acceptable. It is very difficult for the Ministry to fathom what difficulty could managers encounter that would lead to non-payment of a salary,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am calling on the very few provinces, who have not yet finalised this very simple task of paying somebody their well-deserved salary, to make sure that no intolerable excuse is forwarded to the affected health workers on the 11th,” External link

sanews Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:59:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The biggest problems in the health sector were identified to be shortage of staff and lack of maintenance of equipment and infrastructure. Therefore artisans, architects and engineers are an essential component of the health workforce,” External link

businessday Monday, December 10, 2018 8:40:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “This announcement, which will result in the filling of more than 5 300 posts in the health departments of the nine provinces from the beginning of January 2019, in addition to being a product of the presidential stimulus package, is also the implementation of the recommendations of the presidential health summit held a few weeks ago,” “The president had announced the stimulus package to kick-start the economy. With regards to health, he had also stated that there will be a stimulus for health in three areas – human resources, hospital beds, and hospital linen” External link

citizen Sunday, December 9, 2018 10:24:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi explained : “There are three things that can happen to you when you get listeriosis; you can get flu-like symptoms or diarrhoea, septicaemia, which is the infection of the whole bloodstream and meningoencephalitis, meaning your brain and membrane surrounding the brain are infected” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:58:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Stroke Foundation ) : “Stroke can happen to anyone at any age, and its recovery is a gradual and demanding process, but family and community support is key for patients to recover hence care from people around one is so important,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:15:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Joe Maila ) : “I am not able to accept that. I have tried. I know it’s irrational. I caught myself this week at least twice when I was listening to the radio or watching television and when something is said about the department that needs to be corrected; I caught myself dialling Joe’s number, breaking down thereafter when I realise it is not going to be answered for Joe is no more,” External link

sanews Friday, October 27, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “He was never scared of challenging my views and present me with a perspective to understand how the media works and how to approach them,” External link

sanews Friday, October 27, 2017 11:48:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Joe Maila ) : "I'm sure colleagues in the media can attest to this ... I never regarded Joe as a spin doctor, as many government spokespersons are always referred to. I'm not saying anything about the others, but I never thought of him as a spin doctor for two reasons," External link

iol Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "As long as a single child remains unvaccinated from this potentially fatal infectious disease, all other children attending school with him or her are at risk of contracting polio, hence we recommended that children under the age of five be immunised against this most common childhood diseases at the nearest health care facility," External link

sanews Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Immunisations for childhood vaccine preventable diseases are available free of charge at all times at public health facilities, hence we urge all parents and care givers to bring along the Road to Health Booklet when they take their children for immunisations," External link

sanews Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:23:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Joe Maila ) : “The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known to the Ministry. Joe Maila is survived by his wife and two children. I appeal to the media and members of the community to allow the family space to deal with his death,” External link

sanews Monday, October 23, 2017 3:39:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “will greatly benefit our patients due to its superior therapeutic qualities,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We hold the work of the Forensic Laboratory Services in high regard and therefore expect nothing less than professionalism, high standards of ethics and absolute honesty. Any breach of strict protocols and procedures by officials in such a sensitive sector is regarded in a very serious light and will not be tolerated. It is unacceptable" External link

sanews Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “I am excited about this innovative agreement, which will allow the government of South Africa to accelerate the introduction of the dolutegravir-based fixed-dose combination, which will greatly benefit our patients due to its superior therapeutic qualities,” External link

enca Friday, September 22, 2017 4:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “The considerable price reductions could yield savings of up to R11.7 billion over the next six years for us, which means that we can initiate additional patients on treatment with the same amount of resources. Ramping up treatment with good viral suppression will enable us to reach HIV epidemic control more quickly. We are aiming at launching the new tender in April 2018,” External link

enca Friday, September 22, 2017 4:56:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "It is common sense that this should happen because both South Africa and Zimbabwe are members of what we call Elimination 8 and the thrust here is to end malaria by 2030 and there is no country here that can do it alone, it can't work more so. Most of these things know no borders. Mosquitoes do not need a passport to attack, so we need to work together," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:46:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have to be brave and face the people who are killing us. Hon Chair, Coca-Cola products are poisonous. They have sugar and when people get sick, we start to say they have been poisoned," "Maybe we have been captured. In my country, there is this thing called capture, maybe we have been captured. We have to take the devil among us. It's high time we attended to this issue" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Gauteng Health ) : “There is a flurry of activity between the office [of health standards compliance] and a group of lawyers…they are representing the head of department of Gauteng Health and the implicated health officials who feel aggrieved by findings of the ombudsman and they want to challenge them,” External link

enca Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:01:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “We are not saying it must be destroyed [but it should] make it possible for [them] to be utilised by all South Africans,” External link

news24 Wednesday, February 8, 2017 10:22:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When they do all these, they have no obligation to inform the Department of Health, so they have no way of knowing them or their numbers. However, if they wish to remain in the public sector, we have at least 147 posts available for them,” External link

iol Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:31:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "Yes it has an impact. There are hospitals in South Africa who couldn't have had doctors if it wasn't for Cuba. The reason why we send students to train there is that there is still a huge need for doctors... our system is producing very little of them," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:11:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi told : "This category [of doctors past their community service phase] has caused a lot of confusion in the media and amongst members of the public. There is misconception that the state has a statutory obligation for them, like interns and community service," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "When they do all these, they have no obligation to inform the department of health, so they have no way of knowing them or their numbers. However, if they wish to remain in the public sector, we have at least 147 posts available for them," "So the 135 doctors quoted in the media who are said to be without jobs may contact us because we don't know them. We can advise them of the available posts. It is up to them to choose from amongst these, but they can't claim to be unemployed" External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "We have found that 13 doctors who are on that list are duplicates, 12 are part of the 22 who have declined placement and nine did not apply as required. The remainder are foreign nationals who have not yet been placed because we have to complete South Africans first," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "There are still 45 positions of internships available," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : "The financing of healthcare is not dedicated to those who need it. Healthcare financing is in favour of the well-to-do. The time for that to change has arrived," External link

allafrica Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:02:00 AM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “When people ask me whether this is a private or public hospital, I tell them it's a 'new animal' that we have not seen in the country,” “Children are going to enter this hospital according to their needs, not according to the depths of their pockets. Government will support the hospital forever, we have been working with hospital's trust” External link

iol Friday, December 2, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Many of us share the love of children regardless of race and our different backgrounds. Sadly many children are neglected and raised in poverty,” “According to the United Nations, 151 million children around the world grow up with one of their parents dead” External link

iol Friday, December 2, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Aaron Motsoaledi said : “Healthcare financing is in favour of the rich against the poor. The time for that to change has arrived. Universal coverage is the equaliser of healthcare,” External link

iol Friday, December 2, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
health minister54.70%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
minister25.74%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
ministre sud-africain0.07%FR09/22/201722/09/2017
ministro sul-africano da saúde0.07%PT08/31/201731/08/2017
minister of health7.21%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
south african health minister2.54%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
african health minister1.78%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
ministre sud-africain de la santé1.58%FR08/29/201729/08/2017
deputy0.07%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
national health minister0.69%EN03/15/201715/03/2017
ministro de saúde0.27%PT02/07/201707/02/2017
mp0.14%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
public works minister0.14%EN12/02/201602/12/2016
ministre de la santé1.03%FR11/28/201628/11/2016
science technology minister0.07%EN11/28/201628/11/2016
speaker0.14%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
tourism minister0.14%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
trade and industry minister0.21%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
national minister of health0.14%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
member0.41%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
south african minister of health0.62%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
african minister of health0.27%EN07/22/201622/07/2016
ministro da saúde0.07%PT07/21/201621/07/2016
current health minister0.89%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
minister of south africa0.07%EN07/17/201617/07/2016
under health minister0.07%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
committee member0.21%EN06/24/201624/06/2016
minister for health0.07%EN06/11/201611/06/2016
former minister of health0.07%EN05/22/201622/05/2016
minister of health0.21%SA08/21/201421/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Aaron MotsoalediEN70.72%
Aaron MotsoalediFR8.95%
Aaron MotsoalediPT5.47%
Aaron MotsoalediDE4.87%
Aaron MotsoalediES4.78%
Aaron MotsoalediAF4.69%
Pakishe Aaron MotsoalediFR0.26%
Aaron MotsoalediSA0.09%
Aaron MotsoalediSW0.09%
Pakishe Aaron MotsoalediEN0.09%


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Aaron Motsoaledi said ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : "I Dr Pakitshe Aaron Motsoaledi Minister of Home Affairs has with the powers bestowed upon me in terms of section 31 (2) of the Immigration Act 2002 Act number 13 of 2002 decided to grant a waiver to foreign children from visa exempt countries entering or departing the Republic from complying with the provisions of Regulation 6 of the immigration regulations 2014. The department is in the process of finalising amendments to the immigration Regulations in this regard," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Sizwe Pamla said ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : “Motsoaledi, unfortunately, has been more than flexible. None of us can predict or explain where he stands. He has made some positive statements, but his actions make us doubt we can count on him as the person to really give us NHI,” “He says all the right things, but the feedback we get from people on the ground is different to his public statements” External link

businessday Sunday, December 9, 2018 8:11:00 PM EAT

Wilmot James added ( about Aaron Motsoaledi ) : “The Minister must get to the bottom of how this avertable tragedy could have been avoided‚ especially considering that the responsible officials had been warned by the Wits occupational therapy class – health professionals in training with no axe to grind. As DGs have an obligation to report to Ministers‚ questions should be directed at the Minister Motsoaledi for his role in this tragedy‚” External link

thetimes-za Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:04:00 PM EAT