Minister in the Presidency Mr Collins Chabane accompanies their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway to Cape Town during their State Visit in South Africa

Minister in the Presidency, Mr Collins Chabane in his capacity as Acting Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Minister for Arts and Culture, Ms Lulama Xingwana, supported by Senior Government officials will host and accompany Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja to a number of official engagements in Cape Town during their State Visit in South Africa.

MEDIA IS INVITED AS FOLLOWS:

WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER

 

 

11h10

Press bus departs from Cape Town international Airport for The Commodore Hotel, Waterfront

11h35

Press bus arrives The Commodore Hotel

13h00

Press bus departs for Table Bay Hotel

13h15

Press arrives Table Bay Hotel

13h30

Their Majesties arrive at Table Bay Hotel

Received by:
Mr Phillip Couvaras, Director General

Photo opportunity

14h15

Their Majesties present at luncheon with Nobel Peace Prize Laureates/family representatives:
F.W. de Klerk, Desmond Tutu, Maki Mandela and Albertina Luthuli

Venue: Table Bay Hotel

Photo opportunity at the beginning

14h25

Press bus returns to Commodore Hotel

15h25

Press bus departs from Commodore Hotel for South African National Gallery

15h40

Press bus arrives at South African National Gallery

 

 

15h55

Their Majesties arrive at South African National Gallery for the opening of the Peace Prize Exhibition “Strengths and Convictions”

Received by:
Ms Lulu Xingwana, Minister of Culture
Ms Bente Erichsen, Director, Nobel Peace Center
of Cape Town and South African National Gallery

Photo opportunity

 

16h00

Their Majesties are guided through the exhibition by Ms Erichsen, Professor Bredekamp and Gavin Jantjes, Curator

Photo opportunity

16h20

Speeches by Professor Bredekamp, Director Erichsen followed by opening speech by HM The Queen

Press in designated area

 

Possible short interviews with Nobel Laureates

 

 

16h50

Press bus departs from South African National Gallery for Table Bay Hotel

17h05

Press bus arrives at Table Bay Hotel

17h00

Their Majesties arrive at the Ball Room, Table Bay Hotel for meeting with Norwegian business representatives

Received by:
Ms Gunn Ovesen, Director,  Innovation Norway
Short welcoming speech by Ms Ovesen

Short photo opportunity

17h10

Press bus departs for The Commodore Hotel

18h05

Press bus arrives  at The Commodore Hotel

 

 

19h30

Press bus departs from The Commodore Hotel for Hotel Grand Westin

19h40

Press bus arrives at Hotel Grand Westin

 

 

20h00

Their Majesties arrive in the Ball Room at Hotel Grand Westin for Concert by Mari Boine Band and South African artists – duration 20 (25?) minutes.  Thereafter a short break
Followed by Buffet dinner

Press is invited as guests

Photo opportunity at the outset of the concert

 

20h50

Their Majesties arrive the Buffet dinner

Photo opportunity as Their Majesties are briefed on “The Taste of Norway Buffet”.

Thereafter the cameras will be placed in a safe place
and photographers join the buffet

 

 

Press Bus departs Hotel Grand Westin for The Commodore Hotel

Press Bus arrives at The Commodore Hotel

   

Press Bus departs from The Commodore Hotel for Green Point Stadium

   
THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER
   

10h10

Press Bus arrives at Green Point Stadium

10h30

Their Majesties arrive at Green Point Stadium

Received by:
Mr Dan Plato, Mayor of Cape Town

Photo opportunity

Their Majesties are given a tour of the stadium

Photo opportunity

11h05

Press Bus departure for Uitzig Clinic, Tygerberg (community health centre)

11h45

Press Bus arrives at Uitzig Clinic

Sandwich box and mineral water available

12h30

Their Majesties arrive at Uitzig Clinic

Received by Professor Russel Botman, Rector, University of Stellenbosch

Press in designated areas

12h35

Introduction and guided tour of the health clinic conducted by:
Professor Nolda Beyers and Professor Arnold van Zyl

Press in designated areas

 

Press walk over to two family houses and get into position in designated areas (ca 50 meters)

Their Majesties meet groups of families

Press in designated area

13h20

Press Bus departs from Uitzig for Zeekoevlei Yacht Club

   

 14h00

 Press Bus arrives at Zeekoevlei

15h55

Their Majesties arrive at Zeekoevlei Yacht Club

Received by:
Ms Jennifer Burger

  Press in designated area

Their Majesties are being introduced to the “Sailing Development Programme” – Rotary Club of Wynberg and Zeekoevlei Yacht Club

Present:
Mr Gordon Knight, Head of Sail Project
Mr Jarl Are Hovstad, responsible for Norwegian Sponsorship
About 20 children present and also former participants on the project

Ms Wanda Møller, leader of MOT South Africa, presents MOT Projects

Press in designated areas

16h30

Final Press Meeting

End of State Visit

17h00

Press Bus departs from Zeekoevlei

17h40

Press Bus arrives at The Commodore Hotel

END OF MEDIA PROGRAMME


Issued by Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Private Bag x152
Pretoria
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24 November 2009

 

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