Media Advisory: President Mbeki to address South Africa - Mali
Timbuktu Fundraising Dinner: 1 Oct 2005
President Thabo Mbeki, accompanied
by the Minister in the Presidency, Dr Essop Pahad, will attend the South Africa
Mali Timbuktu Fundraising Dinner to be held on Saturday evening, October 1, at
the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.
The dinner is one of the concerted
efforts made by South Africa in collaboration with the Government of Mali to raise
funds from South African business and the public for the preservation and protection
of the Timbuktu manuscripts.
In keeping with the two country's efforts
jointly to conserve the inspirational Timbuktu manuscripts, the pride and treasure
of the African continent and its people, President Mbeki will host President Amadou
Toumani Toure in Pretoria, Saturday, October 1, during which the two presidents
will address the South Africa Mali Timbuktu Fundraising Dinner.
of the Dinner (Media in attendance)
Date: Saturday, 1 October 2005
Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria
ARRIVAL TIME FOR THE MEDIA:
Kindly confirm attendance by Friday, September 30, 11H00, this will
assist in making the necessary reservations and for access purposes.
more information please contact David Hlabane (082-561 9428) and Manusha Pillay