26 October 2016
DIRCO to host annual Diplomatic Fair
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with Proudly South African, will host the annual Diplomatic Fair on Saturday, 29 October 2016, at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, under the theme: “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of O.R. Tambo.”
The Diplomatic Fair is expected to attract over 60 foreign diplomatic missions, United Nations agencies, government departments and Proudly South African businesses, as well as thousands of visitors.
Hosted annually since 2006, the event serves as a key platform to educate the general public about diplomacy and South Africa’s foreign policy objectives. It brings together embassies, high commissions and international organisations accredited to South Africa to showcase and promote cultural diplomacy through creative expressions such as arts, music and cuisine from around the world.
The Diplomatic Fair will also afford government, business, the diplomatic community and other sectors the opportunity to engage and network. In this regard, DIRCO has partnered with the Proudly South African Campaign to promote businesses that will be displaying local goods and services at the Diplomatic Fair.
The line-up of events at the Fair will include the opening of exhibition stalls, cultural performances and local headlining acts.
The hashtag for the Diplomatic Fair is #DipFair2016 and the official handle is @DIRCO_ZA. For more information, go to http://www.dirco.gov.za/dipfair/index.html.
All media are invited as follows:
Date: Saturday, 29 October 2016 (entrance is free)
Venue: Union Buildings Southern Lawns (along Stanza Bopape Street), Pretoria
Time: 09h00 – 18h00 (exhibitions and cultural festival)
RSVP: Ms Semakaleng Rachidi, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr Reshoketswe Mlangeni, email@example.com
NB: MEDIA ARE REQUESTED TO COLLECT THEIR MEDIA ACCREDITATION AND PARKING DISKS FROM MS RACHIDI AND MR MLANGENI AT THE UNION BUILDINGS, SOUTHERN LAWNS, OPPOSITE THE SHERATON HOTEL
Enq: Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078 / Laoura Lazouras, 083 564 2024
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road