Media Programme for the State Visit to South Africa by Botswana President Festus Mogae, 24-27 October 2005

Monday, 24 October 2005

12h30: Arrival of participating media for photo opportunity on arrival of President Festus Mogae in South Africa

Venue: Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town

13h00: Arrival of President Festus Mogae

Media in attendance

Tuesday, 25 October 2005

09h30: Arrival of media for Official welcome ceremony at Tuynhuis

10h55: Arrival of President Mogae and Mrs Mogae at Tuynhuis

To be received by President Mbeki and Mrs Zanele Mbeki

11h00: Official welcome ceremony

Media in attendance

11h25: Discussion between President Mogae and President Mbeki

11h20: Closed Bilateral Meeting between members of the Botswana and the South African delegations

11h50-12h20: President Mbeki and President Mogae join the Bilateral meeting to be briefed on the outcome of the closed bilateral meeting between the members of the SA and Botswana delegations

12h00: Participating media are conducted to the Media Centre ahead of the signing of agreements and media briefing

12h25 - 12h45: Signing of Agreements followed Media Briefing

Media Briefing

Order of Proceedings

  • Remarks by President Mbeki
  • Remarks by President Mogae
  • Questions and Answers( 2 questions per principal)

18h30: Media arrive at Tuynhuis for toast remarks during the state banquet

19h00: State Banquet hosted in honour of President and Mrs Mogae

Order of Proceedings

Announcement of the arrival of the Presidents and their Spouses

Toast Remarks by Pres.Mbeki(5 minutes)

Toast Remarks by Pres. Mogae in response to President Mbeki(5minutes)

N.B Media in attendance until the end of the toast remarks

Wednesday, 26 October 2005

13h30: Members of the Media arrive at the Parliament Visitors Centre and conducted to their respective positions

13h55; Signing of the visitors book by President Mogae

Photo opportunity

14h00: President Mogae addresses the joint sitting of Parliament

Thursday, 27 October 2005

10h00- President and Mrs Mogae arrive at the East London Airport

10h05- Pres Mogae and delegation are conducted to the vehicles and depart for State House in Bisho

10h35: President Mogae, Premier Balindlela, Minister Merafhe and the two HC s arrive at the State House and conducted to the Holding Room

Photo opportunity

(Followed by closed meetings between President Mogae, Premier Balindlela and their delegations)

Departure of President Mogae and delegation for Botswana

14h15: President Mogae arrives at the East London Airport

14h20: Media Doorstep

14h30: President Mogae and delegation depart for Sir Seretse Khama Airport in Botswana


Issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs

For further information contact:
David Hlabane on 082 561 9428
Nomfanelo Kota on 082 459 3787
Malerato Sekha on 082 467 8579

23 October 2005

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