Media Advisory: State Visit by H E Rupiah Banda, President of Zambia, 01 December 2010

DATE: 01 December 2010

South African President Jacob G. Zuma will receive His Excellency Rupiah Banda, President of Zambia for a State Visit to the Republic of South Africa.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 01 December 2010

Venue: Waterkloof Air Force Base

16:00
Members of the media arrive at Waterkloof Air force Base ahead of the arrival of President Banda and delegation.

17:00
Arrival of President and Mrs Banda at Waterkloof base

Photo Opportunity


Please present press cards



Thursday, 02 December 2010

07:30 Members of the media arrive at the Union Buildings


Please present press cards


Contact person: Matshepo Seedat on 082 679 9473 (Presidency)


08:35
Guard of honour and the military band take position

08:55
Arrival of President and Mrs Banda at the Union Building

Photo Opportunity


09:00 Welcome Ceremony


Media in attendance


09:25 Official photo Opportunity


President Zuma and President Banda,

The two Presidents and Spouses

09:35
Tête-à-tête between President Zuma and President Banda

10:00
Official Talks

Photo Opportunity


11:15 Press Briefing at Room 153, Media Centre


11:30
Members of the media arrive at Freedom Park ahead of the two Presidents and delegation

Contact person: Magda Strydom on 082 570 9745 (Freedom Park)


11:40
 Arrival, received by Minister of Arts and Culture; Minister P. Mashatile

11:50
Wreath laying and a guided tour of the Freedom Park

Media in attendance


15:15
 Members of the media arrive at the Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria ahead of Deputy President K P Motlanthe

Venue:
Sheraton Hotel
643 (corner of) Church and Wessels Streets
Pretoria

Please present press cards


16:00
 Courtesy call on President Banda by Deputy President K P Motlanthe.

Photo Opportunity


Contact person: Nthabiseng Rantao 082 570 5503


17:30
Members of the media arrive at the Presidential Guesthouse

Venue:
Presidential Guesthouse
Bryntirion Estate
Church Street (Gate 9)
Pretoria

Please present press cards


18:50
 Arrival of President and Mrs Banda at the Presidential Guesthouse, received by President and Mrs Zuma

Photo Opportunity


19:00
Gala Dinner hosted by President and Mrs Zuma in honour of President and Mrs Banda

Welcome remarks


Remarks by President Zuma


Remarks by President Banda


Media in attendance



Friday, 03 December 2010

09:00
Members of the media arrive in Wattville Cemetery ahead of the arrival of the two Presidents

09:50
President Zuma and President Banda arrives at Wattville cemetery, received by Arts and Culture Minister Mashatile; Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni Mr Gungubele and Mr D Tambo

Photo Opportunity


10:00
 Wreath laying ceremony

Media in attendance


10:30
 President Zuma and President Banda arrive at Kwa-Thema Community Centre for persons with disabilities and received by Minister of Social Development Minister Dlamini

Welcome remarks by Minister Dlamini


Remarks by President Banda


Remarks by President Zuma


Media in attendance


11:00
Members of the media arrive at the Gautrain Hotel in Sandton ahead of the Business Forum

12:00 Business Forum


Media in attendance for the remarks only


17:00 Members of the media arrive at Waterkloof Air force base for the departure ceremony


17:50
President Banda and Mrs Banda are conducted to the Aircraft through the silent Guard of Honour

Media in attendance


End of media programme


Media interested in covering the event are requested to send details i.e. name and Surname, media house, ID/ passport no. to Nthabiseng Ramatshela on
ramatshelan@foreign.gov.za  082 675 0893 (DIRCO), before Wednesday, the 1st of December 2010 at 12:00.

01 December 2010

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