Media Advisory

27 November 2013

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to embark on an outreach programme in the Eastern Cape

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, together with the Premier of the Eastern Cape, Ms Noxolo Kiviet, and the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro Municipality, Cllr Zukiswa Ncita, will undertake a Public Participation Programme in the Eastern Cape.

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane will take the opportunity to reflect on the milestones and challenges of South Africa under the theme: “Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Democracy and Freedom”

The objectives of the Minister’ Public Participation Programme are:

  • To popularise South Africa’s foreign policy and the mandate of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
  • To make a significant contribution to the development of humanity and establishing a more equitable and fair world
  • To promote the African Agenda and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (OAU/AU)
  • To reflect on the implementation of the National Development Plan (Vision 2030), industrialisation and expansion of South Africa’s economy for the creation of sustainable employment opportunities and youth empowerment
  • To honour the business community, global investors and partners
  • To ensure that a mutually beneficial engagement is established between DIRCO and all government departments and agencies, organised labour business, civil organisation, the academic fraternity, faith-based organizations, the media, and members of the public

All Media are invited as follows:

Date: Friday, 29 November 2013

PART ONE: DIMBAZA

10:15-10:45 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to visit the Mathomo women’s project

PART TWO: MPENGEMPENGENI COMMUNITY HALL, PEELTON

11:00 - 11:20 Opening and Welcome remarks by the Executive Mayor: Cllr Zukiswa Ncita

11:20 - 11:30 Introduction of the Minister by the MEC, Mr Mlibo Qoboshiyane (Local Government Traditional Affairs)

11:30 - 12:00 Keynote Address by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

12:00 - 12:45 Question and interactive session with the community

13:15 - 13:30 Closing Remarks by Honourable Premier Kiviet

PART THREE: EAST LONDON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE (ELIDZ) CONFERENCE CENTRE

16h30: Members of the Media to arrive at ELIDZ Convention Centre

17:00-21:00 Investor Dialogue

Programme Director: DDG Qwase

  • Arrival and Accreditation
  • Opening and Welcome Remarks: Mr M Jonas, MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism
  • Investor Perspective: Mr Zimmerman, CEO of MBSA
  • Provincial Perspective: Ms Noxolo Kiviet, Premier of the Eastern Cape
  • Keynote Address: Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
  • Interactive Session
  • Summation: Chairperson
  • Vote of Thanks: BCMM Executive Mayor, Cllr Zukiswa Ncita
  • Networking session

RSVPs: Ms Laoura Lazouras, lazourasl@dirco.gov.za / +27 83 564 2024

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, +27 82 884 5974

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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