Media Advisory

15 August 2017

Official closing of the SADC Council of Ministers Meeting and Secretariat briefings

The Chair of the SADC Council of Ministers and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will deliver closing remarks at the two-day SADC Council of Ministers' meeting on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. The SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Lawrence Stergomena Tax, will also speak at the closing of the meeting.

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane took over the Chairpersonship from His Royal Highness Prince Hlangusemphi, Minister of Economic Planning and Development of the Kingdom of Swaziland .The Council consists of Ministers from each of the fifteen SADC Member States and oversees the work of the SADC Secretariat.

Two SADC Acting Directors, Ms. Lomthandazo Mavimbela, responsible for Gender, Social and Human Development and Mr. Phera Ramoeli responsible for Infrastructure Services will also brief the media on their respective roles and progress.

The media are invited as follows:

1. Media briefings

Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Time: 14:00

Venue: DIRCO Media Briefing Room

2. Closing ceremony of the Council of Ministers' meeting

Date: 16 August 2017

Time: 16:30

Venue: DIRCO Conference Centre, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria

NB: All media are expected to have collected their SADC media accreditation cards prior to arrival at OR Tambo Building.

Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078


OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road



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