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

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.

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.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 01 December 2010

Venue: Waterkloof Air Force Base

15:00 Members of the media arrive at Waterkloof Air force Base ahead of the arrival of President Banda and delegation.

16:00 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 Villa Sterne Guesthouse in Waterkloof ahead of Deputy President K.P Motlanthe

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

Photo Opportunity

Contact person: Terrence Manase on 082 338 6707

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

28 November 2010

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