South Africa to Host SADC Council of Ministers Meeting

South Africa, as Chair of SADC, will host the SADC Council of Ministers at the Cape Town Convention Centre in the Western Cape, from Saturday-Friday 21-27 February 2009.

Venue: Cape Town International Conventional Centre        

26 February 2009

08h00 - Media to arrive for photo opportunity and opening remarks at the start of the meeting

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Western Cape

Contact: Thembela Ngculu on 082 387 5611
Sanki Lerefolo on 082 836 8703

08h30 - Photo opportunity and opening remarks by the Chair of the SADC Council of Ministers

Media in attendance for photo opportunity and opening remarks

10h30 - Group photo (Open to all media)

27 February 2009

14h00 – 18h00 Adoption of the Ministers’ report

Press Conference - Time to be confirmed

Media wishing to cover this Summit are requested to forward details for accreditation to and by Tuesday 24 February 2009.  Details required:

  • Name
  • Media House
  • RSA Identity/Passport №

Members of the media will have to present the following documentation for accreditation:

  • South African Identity Document or Passport
  • Press card or letter from the Editor

Media without the required documentation will not be accredited.

Unaccredited media will not have access to the Conference venue.

Issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152

23 February 2009



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