Media Alert

12 July 2013

Media accreditation for the 6th SA-EU Summit

South Africa will host the 6th SA-EU Summit on the 18th of July 2013.  Presidents Von Rumpoy and Barosso will meet President Zuma in Pretoria. Given the challenges that face South Africa at the moment, President Zuma will emphasise South Africa’s engagements with Europe around a central theme namely ”Job Creation through Inward Investment.”

The media programme is as follows:

Thursday, 18 July 2013

10:00: Members of the Media arrive at the Sefako Mapogo Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, Bryntirion, Pretoria. 

11:00 – 11:30: Tête-à-tête between President Jacob Zuma, President Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and President Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Photo opportunity

11:30 – 13:0 Plenary Meeting

  • Opening Remarks by President Jacob Zuma, President Herman Van Rompuy and President Jose Manuel Barroso
  • Report-back on outcomes of SA-EU Business Forum  (Media in attendance)     
  • Closed meeting (Media takes leave)

14:00 – 14:30: Joint press briefing and Signing of Euratom Agreement

Media wishing to cover the Summit are invited to apply for accreditation, providing the following details:

·         Full names (as in ID or Passport):
·         Media House:
·         Designation, e.g. reporter, photographer:
·         Nationality:
·         ID/passport number
·         Country of issue
·         Mobile:

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 15 July 2013.

Media representatives that have successfully applied for accreditation should present themselves for live photo accreditation at the accreditation centre in Pretoria. The venue is Basement 1 (Gym) near the underground parking entrance at DIRCO, O.R Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale 0084.

The accreditation centre will be open as from Wednesday, 17 July 2013,  between 08h00-18h00. Media should please present their press cards and ID/passport when collecting accreditation cards.

Please send the above-mentioned details to the undersigned:

Ms Laoura Lazouras,

Enquiries: Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078


OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road





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