16 March 2015
SADC Seminar on the work of the International Seabed Authority
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with the Department of Mineral Resources, the International Seabed Authority and the South African Council for Geoscience, will be hosting a three-day Seminar in Pretoria for SADC States on the work of the Authority.
The Seminar will provide information on the current and future work of the Authority, opportunities for deep seabed mining for developing countries, the protection of the marine environment related to deep seabed mining and related scientific research and regulatory policy issues.
International and local experts will address a range of current topics and participants from the relevant sectors, such as the mining industry, marine environment and government will attend the seminar. (Please see seminar background document and programme attached.)
The Opening of the Seminar on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 will be addressed by South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the International Seabed Authority and High Commissioner to Jamaica, Ms Mathu Joyini; the Director General of the Department of Mineral Resources, Dr Thibedi Ramontja; and the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, H.E Nii Allotey Odunton.
Media are invited as follows:
Date: 17 - 19 March 2015
Venue: Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Conference Room 1, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria, 0084
RSVP: Rhandzu Hlungwani, email@example.com
Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078, firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Programme of the Seminar on the International Seabed Authority
Background of the Seminar on the International Seabed Authority
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OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road