30 October 2014
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media following the Special Joint Sitting of Parliament
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, is scheduled to brief the media following the Special Joint Sitting of Parliament to debate Agenda 2063, the 50-year strategic vision for Africa spearheaded by the African Union (AU). The Special Joint Sitting will take place on Friday, 31 October 2014, under the theme: "The Africa We Want".
The AU has called on its member states to solicit inputs from various stakeholders. Parallel to the continental discussions underway, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has engaged in a domestic consultative process with various stakeholders towards a national input into the AU's document. Consultations, planned and held, include those with the youth, women, cultural/traditional groups and the academia, amongst others.
The Parliamentary debate will form part of South Africa's national consultative process.
The media briefing will take place as follows:
Date: Friday, 31 October 2014
Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament
Enquiries: Mr Nelson Kgwete, +27764313078
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road