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Media Alert

17 May 2012

Media arrangements for the pre-Global African Diaspora Summit events

Members of the media are requested to take note of the following arrangements that have been put in place for the Global African Diaspora Summit, which is to be hosted by the African Union in South Africa from 23 – 25 May 2012.

Pre-Summit events

The following are pre-Summit events to which the media are invited as indicated (media only; not members of the public or any other category of interested stakeholders):




Who?  (Speakers)

Pre-Summit Consultative Meeting

18 May 2012


OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road

  • Ambassador Jerry Matjila;
  • Ambassador Mbulelo Rakwena;
  • Dr Erieka Bennett;
  • Dr Siphamandla Zondi





Media Colloquium: “Telling the African Story: Presenting the Continent to the World”.

21 May 2012


OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road

  • Deputy Minister Marius Fransman;
  • Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Director-General;
  • Media Reps





Pan-African Parliament Opening Session

21 May 2012


Pan-African Parliament, Gallagher Estate, Midrand

  • Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to attend and deliver special message on the Global African Diaspora Summit





Pan-African Parliament Session - Special debate dedicated to the African Diaspora

22 May 2012


Pan-African Parliament, Gallagher Estate, Midrand


  • Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane;
  • Members of Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament





African Union – African Diaspora Ministerial Meeting

23 May 2012


OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road

Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations from Africa and the African Diaspora, Chairperson of the AU Commission





Members of the media who have already applied for accreditation to the Global African Diaspora Summit need not make separate applications for accreditation to the events listed above. Those who have not applied for accreditation are reminded that the deadline is Friday, 18 May 2012.

Prior accreditation is strictly required for the Ministerial Meeting on 23 May and the Summit on 25 May 2012. Please note that the Ministerial Meeting takes place in Pretoria (OR Tambo House) whereas the Summit takes place in Johannesburg (Sandton Convention Centre). 

Applications for accreditation should include the following:
Full Names
Name of media house
Designation (e.g., reporter, photographer)
ID/passport number
Please forward the above details by no later than 18 May 2012 to both of the following officials:
Ms Laoura Lazouras,
Ms Nthabiseng Ramatshela,
Enquiries: Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078 or 012 351 1105

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road

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