Press Release

22 July 2013

President Zuma to attend Forbes Africa Forum in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo

At the invitation of His Excellency President Denis Sassou-N’Guesso of the Republic of Congo, President Jacob Zuma will undertake a visit to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to attend the Forbes Africa Forum scheduled for Tuesday, 23 July 2013.

The Forum will focus on the theme: “The emergence of an African middle class: conditions, issues and challenges”. Thus, the first Forbes Afrique Forum will be devoted to individuals who are helping to shape the new face of Africa.

This year, Forbes Afrique is launching the Forbes Afrique Forum 2013. The Forum will be a platform for exchange of views and experiences and aims to bring together economic and political decision-makers from around the world who share the same interest in Africa and its economic and social development.

The Forum will also include a number of panel discussions related to Africa’s economic development, investment and infrastructure opportunities, as well as employment and growth opportunities.

More information on the Forum can be found on

During his visit to the Republic of Congo, President Zuma will use the opportunity to discuss with President Sassou-N’Guesso, issues related to strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and also on matters of peace and security in the Central African region.

President Zuma will be accompanied by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International
Relations and Cooperation and Dr Siyabonga Cwele, Minister of State Security.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, 082 884 5974.

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