Media advisory

20 November 2014

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her German counterpart for the 8th South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will host and co-chair together with the German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the 8th session of the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Pretoria.

The BNC consists of nine Working Committees that report to it and continue meeting between sessions under supervision of lead Departments in inter alia implementing outcomes of earlier BNCs:

  • Foreign & Security Policy Committee
  • Culture Committee
  • Defence Committee
  • Development Cooperation Committee
  • Economic Committee
  • Environment Committee
  • Labour & Social Affairs Committee
  • Science & Technology Committee
  • Vocational Education & Training Committee

During the upcoming BNC, the Ministers will also reflect on developments in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, where South Africa and Germany have common interest.

Media are invited as follows:

Date: Friday, 21 November 2014

Time: 10:00 Opening Remarks

  • Minister Nkoana-Mashabane
  • Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

11:20 Closing Remarks

  • Minister Nkoana-Mashabane
  • Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier


Venue: Conference Room, DIRCO, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, 0084

RSVP: / 083 564 2024

Enquiries: Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078


OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road



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