Media Advisory   : State visit by HE Engineer José Eduardo Dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola to the Republic of South Africa

South African President, HE Jacob. G. Zuma will receive HE Engineer Jose Eduardo Dos Santos for a State visit to the Republic of South Africa.

Media is invited as follows:-

Tuesday, 14 December 2010- Pretoria, Gauteng
07:30               Members of the Media arrive at the Union Buildings

                        Please present media cards
                        Contact person: Jonas Mashigo on 082 679 9464
                   
08:35               The Guard of Honour and the Military Band take up positions  

08:55               President and Mrs Dos Santos arrive at the Union Building and are welcomed by President and Mrs Zuma

                        Photo opportunity

09:00-09:20    Welcome Ceremony

                        Photo Opportunity

  • First photo opportunity for President Zuma and President Dos Santos
  • Second photo opportunity for President Zuma, President Dos Santos and Spouses   

09:35-09:50     Tête-à-tête between President Zuma and President Dos Santos

                        Photo Opportunity

10:00-11:00     Official Talks

  • Opening and welcome remarks by President  Zuma
  • Remarks by President Dos Santos

                        Media in attendance

11:10               Members of the media arrive in Presidential Guest house ahead of the Principals

11:25               Arrival of President Zuma and President Dos Santos at the Presidential Guest house

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

                        Contact person: Nthabiseng Ramatshela on 082 675 0893
                        Please present media cards

11:30-11:50   Signing of Agreement and Memoranda of Understanding

                       Press Conference

12:30-14:00     Official Lunch hosted by President and Mrs Zuma in Honour of President and Mrs Dos Santos

  • The Programme Director announces the arrival of President Zuma and President Dos Santos
  • The Programme Director invites President Zuma to bestow the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo to President Dos Santos
  • Toast Remarks by President Zuma
  • Toast Remarks by President Dos Santos

 Media takes leave

14:10               Members of the media arrive at the Freedom Park ahead of the Principals

14:45               President and Mrs Dos Santos arrive at Freedom Park, received by President Zuma, Minister Mashatile and are conducted through a Silent Guard of Honour

                        Photo Opportunity

15:00-16:00     Wreath Laying Ceremony and guided tour of Freedom Park

                        Media in attendance
                       

Wednesday, 15 December 2010. Cape Town
09:30               Members of the media arrive at the V&A Waterfront

                        Contact person: Nthabiseng Ramatshela on 082 675 0893
                        Please present media cards

10:30               Arrival of President and Mrs Dos Santos, received by President and Mrs Zuma and conducted to the Boat

                        Photo Opportunity

10:40               The Presidents and Spouses accompanied by Minister Chabane depart for Robben Island

11:10               Arrival, received by Robben Island Officials and conducted to the Coaches

11:15-12:15     Guided tour of Robben Island

                        Media in attendance

13:00               Members of media arrive at the Cape Town International Airport

14:00               Arrival of President and Mrs Dos Santos and conducted to the Presidential Aircraft

                      To bid farewell:
                        Minister Nkoana-Mashabane            
Minister Chabane

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@dirco.gov.za/ 082 675 0893 (DIRCO), before Monday, 13 December 2010 at 17:00.
                      

Photo Opportunity
                       
End of media Programme

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